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Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

LONDON, United Kingdom --- What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That s precisely why it s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization s network. Check Point, a cybersecurity firm in Israel, said Sunday that their research discovered security flaws in tens of millions of fax machines. The hack works by sending an image file through the phone line --- or a file that the fax machine thinks is an image file --- and that is coded to contain malicious softwar

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