Careful What You Copy – Hidden Security Threat

May 17, 2010

Be careful what you copy on that copy machine at work.  Turns out every image is stored on the machine’s hard-drive and if those machines are ever sold, so too, is all your personal information.  This little known fact was exposed in an investigative report by CBS’s Armen Keteyian.  Click here for more.

In the CBS News report above, Keteyian shows how easy it is to retrieve all the information stored on copy machines.  He shows how private  information from medical reports, income tax forms, bank records, police rape reports and much much more were printed from machines which were being prepared to be shipped overseas.  Imagine the field day identity thieves could have.  It’s a story that will make you squirm and think twice about exactly what your copying.