Your photocopier has a virus

Turns out your photocopier needs virus protection, too, at least if you’ve bought one of those fancy new networked ones with an Ethernet port. Hackers have figured out how to exploit the PostScript language a lot of these multifunction devices use to communicate and a lot of them use embedded versions of Windows which makes them vulnerable to worms and viruses. What it means to have MS Blaster on your photocopier isn’t exactly explained, but hackers could potentially use a security hole to steal any sensitive data that might be stored on these things. And we were starting to wonder why one of the copiers here at Engadget HQ keeps spitting out copies of that awful goatse.cx photo.
[Via Engadget]

Virusses are everywhere; it’s getting sicker by the day.