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    This was interesting

    I was working from home on my laptop and tried to print a couple of documents for a meeting I had later that morning. I work in the Man Cave and our printer is in our home office on the other side of the house. All wireless, of course. So, I go to retrieve the documents and the printer was blinking an error message, unable to print, blah, blah, blah. Hmmm, so I try again. Nothing. Rebooted laptop and printer. Tried again. Nothing. Finally, I took the laptop to the office and hardwired it to the printer, and it printed what I needed. Okay, was gonna diagnose the problem later.

    I go to the office of my customer, laptop in hand, and turn it on and proceed to show my customer some data I have, etc...after about 10 mins my customer's secretary comes to his office, knocks, and says "here are the forms you printed." There were several copies of each. My laptop printed to their printer, clearing the queue! Their printer was not networked, nor even listed as a choice of a printer on my laptop. Yet! they connected wirelessly and it cleared the queue of print jobs.

    Good thing I wasn't trying to print something earlier that would prove "embarrassing" or "proprietary."

    Have any of you ever experienced something like this before? Wow! I have an appointment later today with a computer/Internet security guru. Gonna build in another layer of security. This is alarming. In this case, no harm done. But it might have been bad. And how easy is it for some hacker, say in a remote location, with a printer to print documents from my, or your, computer?

    Just wanted to alert you to the possibility.

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    Re: This was interesting

    Wow!

    Good thing I wasn't trying to print something earlier that would prove "embarrassing" or "proprietary."

    Yeah, could have been really bad.
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    Re: This was interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    Wow!

    Good thing I wasn't trying to print something earlier that would prove "embarrassing" or "proprietary."

    Yeah, could have been really bad.
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    Re: This was interesting

    Hillary's folks did it. I'd watch my 6 if I was you.

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    Re: This was interesting

    The computers are taking over.

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    Re: This was interesting

    Skynet!

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