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Using a Stand-Alone Network Printer as a network attack entry point?
From: "Nick Jacobsen" <nick () ethicsdesign com>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:20:03 -0700

Hi all...
    I came up with an idea, one that I've never heard discussed, of possibly
modifying a stand-alone network printer (like most of the high-end office
printers, hereafter referred to as a "SNP") to act as a full point to point
proxy, or at least a simple pass through to the port and IP you specify in
some sort of configuration.  The idea here would be to take a SNP and modify
a ROM image for the specific printer to include the proxy functionality. I
realize this could turn out to be quite difficult, but at the same time, it
would provide a way into the internal network when no others are available.
Any comments are most DEFINITELY welcome, flames less so, but if it's a
stupid idea, let me know...

Nick Jacobsen
nick () ethicsdesign com
ethics () netzero net


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