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Fax machines too often an unguarded gateway into corporate data systems

Erika Beras Aug 14, 2018
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Fax machines can be a huge security risk for companies.   Wikimedia Commons

Fax machines too often an unguarded gateway into corporate data systems

Erika Beras Aug 14, 2018
Fax machines can be a huge security risk for companies.   Wikimedia Commons
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There was a time when the chugging of fax machines was heard in every office. No longer since e-mail and instant messaging services took over our lives. Even so, many of those big, industrial scanner/printer/copiers in offices also have built in fax machines. And a new study says those machines can be very easily hacked. 

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