Lies, damned lies, and Hewlett-Packard printers

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September 20, 2016
William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"September 13 was an unlucky day for an unknown number of Hewlett-Packard printer owners. Instead of going dutifully to work, their printers displayed the error message 'One or more cartridges appear to be damaged. Remove them and replace them with new cartridges.' The cartridges weren't damaged, though. The printers had been sabotaged with, for all intents and purposes, malware. And the saboteur was Hewlett-Packard itself. The company built a digital time bomb into its firmware to stop owners of HP printers from using ink cartridges sold by third parties." (09/19/16)  

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