Nicolas Beauchesne is a security research distinguished engineer at Vectra where he is navigating the gray zone between offense and defense and finding the sweet spot where to apply AI and ML to previously unsolvable security issues. Previously he was a lead reverser and penetration tester at Juniper and PwC. Nicolas is dreaming of electric sheep and whispering packets.
Printers present an interesting case in the world of IoT (Internet of Things), as they are very powerful hardware compared to most IoT devices, yet are not typically thought of as a “real” computer by most administrators. In this case, we investigate how to use the special role that printers have within most networks to actually infect end-user devices and extend the footprint of their attack within the network.
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