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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:30 AM
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Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets
At a warehouse in New Jersey, 6,000 used copy machines sit ready to be sold. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports almost every one of them holds a secret.

Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive - like the one on your personal computer - storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine.

In the process, it's turned an office staple into a digital time-bomb packed with highly-personal or sensitive data.

If you're in the identity theft business it seems this would be a pot of gold.

"The type of information we see on these machines with the social security numbers, birth certificates, bank records, income tax forms," John Juntunen said, "that information would be very valuable."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/19/eveningnews/main6412439.shtml
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:38 AM
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1. From earlier today with 9 Recs:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:41 AM
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2. Damn, I never thought of that...
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ccinamon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:20 PM
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3. does this include home printers/copier combo"s?
I didn't see where they addressed this issue...
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nilram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:41 PM
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4. holy moly--I print out my pay stub every other week on one of these
fancy-dan copiers! Ouch!
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