Printer jammed? Try Ruxcon's 60-second brute force hack

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Printer jammed? Try Ruxcon's 60-second brute force hack

Never deal with PC Load Letters again.

Australia's most elite band of security professionals have demonstrated a novel hardware hack that can fix printer jams in less than 60 seconds.

The non-reversible 'OfficeSpace' hack demonstrated at the Ruxcon security conference in Melbourne used brute force techniques to gain access to the inner workings of printers.

Hackers donned safety goggles and competed in a contest to retrieve a jammed TPS report and be crowned tech support lead.

More scholarly Ruxcon coverage can be found on SC's topic page.

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