Can Hackers Really Use Your HP Printer to Steal Your Identity and Blow Up Your House? (Updated)

A team of Columbia researchers say they've discovered an exploit involving the embedded systems found in printers in which hackers can gain control of the device and rewrite the firmware without anyone knowing, and then use that to steal information or potentially cause printers to catch fire. »11/29/11 9:10am11/29/11 9:10am