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If your printer printed a “YOUR PRINTER HAS BEEN PWND’D” message from “stackoverflowin,” then it’s just one of more than 150,000 printers that have been pwned. Although the message likely referenced your printer being part of a botnet or “flaming botnet,” the hacker responsible says it’s not and that he is trying to raise awareness about the pitiful state of printer security.
One of the messages the hacker caused to print was:
Vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things can have odd results, as we witnessed last year when radio stations suddenly started playing archived clips from a furry podcast. More recently, unknown hackers have exploited the Barix IP streamers some stations use to syndicate content for another purpose: playing YG's song "FDT." According to the Associated Press, a South Carolina station ended up playing the song on a loop for 15 minutes Monday night, following incidents on small stations in other states.
Anonymous hackers have breached Freedom Hosting II, a popular Dark Web hosting provider, and have taken down 10,613 .onion sites.
Since all websites were interconnected by Freedom Hosting II's underlying infrastructure, all sites have been defaced with the same message.
HP, Lexmark and Dell printers could be hacked thanks to a 32-year-old flaw that allows an attacker to access and manipulate documents, steal passwords and shut down printers.
According to researchers at Ruhr University, around 20 models of printers are affected and these flaws are linked to common printing languages, such as PostScript and PJL.
Concerned about the role hackers and false news might have played in the United States election, the Dutch government announced on Wednesday that all ballots in next month’s elections would be counted by hand.