Samsung printers have secret admin account

Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/28/samsung_printers_have_backdoor_admin_account/ Patch primed to prevent printer p0wnage By Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor Posted in Security, 28th November 2012 05:38 GMT Free whitepaper – IDC: Top Five Considerations for Cloud-Based Security Some Samsung printers, including models the Korean company made for Dell, have a backdoor administrator account coded into their firmware, says [1] US CERT. The…

Rise of the Machines: Autonomous killer robots ‘could be developed in 20 years’

Militaries  around the world ‘very excited’ about replacing soldiers with robots that can  act independently U.S. leads  the way with automated weapons systems, but drones still need remote control  operator authorisation to open fire Human  Rights Watch calls for worldwide ban on autonomous killing machines before  governments start using them By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED:06:06 EST,…

Samsung accused of exploiting younger workers in China

Workers barred from sitting during shifts and some suffer physical and verbal abuse, alleges China Labor Watch Charles Arthur and agencies guardian.co.uk,             Wednesday 5 September 2012 11.04 EDT A Samsung production line in South Korea. The electronics company is accused of exploiting workers in China. Photograph: Choi Jae-Ku/AFP/Getty Images Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest…