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Tag Archives: Firmware

Printer Too Ready

– In a December 8, 2011 post to CNET News, Elinor Mills writes, in a piece with the title “HP sued over security flaw in printers,” about how a Columbia University research team was able to compromise the embedded software in HP LaserJet printers. First off, the photograph of a printer, which is…

Software Begat Hardware Begat Software Begat …

– I happened to be browsing through some magazines at a newsstand when I came across the August 2010 issue of Scientific American and noticed that they were featuring an article by John Villasenor about “The Hacker in Your Hardware.” I found the description of what the author believes to be the…

iSuppli You, You Supply Me, and the Twain Shall Meet

– There have been quite a number of news articles of late in which the innards of the likes of the iPhone, HTC Droid Incredible phone and the Amazon Kindle were examined, mostly in relation to the cost of components adding up to more than the price of the device. In  many of these reports, the…