Security of multifunction device
Posted on 2005-04-29
Im just wanting to get some info on risks. We have a couple of networked printers which are also being used as photocopiers and fax machines (there all in one devices). My concern is that as well as being connected to the LAN they are connected to the pstn as a fax machine. How easy is it for someone to dial into the faxmachine and then use to start accessing the LAN? Im really trying to weigh up the risk of these devices.
Also does anyone know if there are specific security solutions I can implment on the fax line which would remove the risk, besides having a seperate printer and fax machine.
Thanks in advance