Multifunction printers are used in organisations to print documents, scan documents, email document, and even to fax documents. The typical multifunction printer is used to process confidential information, such as tender documents, employment contracts, service agreements and merger documents. The damage that could be caused if such information is leaked can be immeasurable, with potential legal consequences.
Multifunction printers typically contain information of emails, scans and faxes processed and in some instances, the printers even store copies of scanned documents for a period.
Unfortunately, thousands of multifunction printers are actively being used in organisations with improperly configured security settings, and in many cases, the factory-default security settings (including the factory-default credentials). The factory-default credentials can be used by anyone that can access the network printer to log into the printer and possibly retrieve information about documents processed by the printer. In some cases, it is even possible to retrieve copies of documents that were at some point processed by the printer.
Crimson Wall has a team of experts that audits multifunction printers and address the many risks associated with the use of multifunction printers.