Security considerations when selling a printer

Ive got an HPW2228H laser printer, which i have used for about a year, which I wish to sell.

Are there any security issues to consider when selling a printer that has been used.

My considerations so far have been :

  • Would any previously printed / scanned documents be viewable / recallable by the purchaser
  • Would any wifi passwords stored on the computer be accessible to the purchaser

PeriPage™ Printer + AliDropShip plugin (DROPSHIPPING STORE)

Any sales?

Yup, got 4 sales in the past 10 days after running few campaigns and a shoutout, total revenue $ 297.80. All sales came from the United States.

Why this product?

I'm living from dropshipping for the past 2 years, so I already have my own criteria for a winning product. I found this printer by seeing it on my competitor's facebook completely by random. I started checking it and noticed that this product is extremely fresh on the market. Not too many sales on…

PeriPage™ Printer + AliDropShip plugin (DROPSHIPPING STORE)

How do computers store printer presets?

When you connect to a printer on MacOS or Windows, the system stores the printer so you can connect to it later. Does anyone know which criteria is referenced to validate it is the same printer when you connect to it again?

What if a preset printer went offline and another one took its place with the same IP, MAC address, and hostname? Would it recognize it as a different printer?

I’m guessing that there has to be some extra measure of security, but have failed to find any information on the internet.

DNS Spoof Printer on network

I was wondering if it would be possible to arp spoof my printer and router

arpspoof -t printer router  arpspoof -t router printer 

and then reroute all print requests to my CUPS print server on localhost?

dnsspoof -f hosts.txt 

If so, what type of traffic would I outline in my hosts.txt

would it be something like this?

host_ip ipp* 

Thanks for all the help, I’m only asking because DNS spoofing doesn’t normally work for me because of cookies and SSL Certificates.

Mystery printer cannot be deleted

I was having problems with CUPS constantly adding a printer which couldn’t be used to the printer list. I googled around and acting on info found I altered /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf. The line I changed was from

BrowseRemoteProtocols dnssd cups

to

BrowseRemoteProtocols none

This only made it impossible to find my printer and so I reverted back to the original.

Since reverting back to the original /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf CUPS has stopped adding printers (great) but the a printer called “print” appears in the list of available printer when I want to print something, like this: enter image description here

The comment in English reads “Task rejected”. I cannot delete this printer and it does not appear in the printer configuration list:enter image description here

How can I delete theis printer?

Problem setting up HP wi-fi printer in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

just today I bought a wi-fi HP printer (model is Laserjet Pro M107w but I guess it’s not that important) and I wasn’t even able to finish setting it up.

At first the problem was that my laptop didn’t recognize the printer, even when connected to it via USB. But when trying to fix the issue by searching on the internet I made it even worse! I read several threads here on AskUbuntu and mainly did what was explained here How to install latest HPLIP on my Ubuntu to support my HP printer and/or scanner?.

I got to the part where I should install the plugin but then I got an error:

file does not match its checksum. File may have been corrupted or altered 

But also now, I can’t even find the printer setup with GUI. And when I try to open it via terminal with the command hp-setup I get:

error: Unable to locate models.dat file  HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 0.0.0) Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0  Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.  (Note: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press <enter> to accept the default.)   Using connection type: usb  error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality. 

And when I check the hp directory in etc folder, it’s empty…

Anyways… Any clues will be greatly appreciated. Tell me if you need some logs or any other information. Thanks!

Have to restart printer spooling evertime I prrint

Okay, I sincerely apologize if this is the incorrect area to be asking this question, but I’ve searched high and low on the stackexchange lists for an area that best suits this topic. This area seems to be the best “fit”, so here goes:

My printer was working fine via wireless printer up until about 4 weeks ago. I ended having to wipe, and start my computer over from scratch. After doing a clean install of windows, the printer was working for a while, but now every time I go to print anything, my printer acts as if it is going to print something, but doesn’t. On the screen it will say “Processing… Please wait momentarily.” but never actually prints anything. It only prints something once I restart my printer spooling services.

I thought maybe it was something to do with my wireless connection from my computer to my printer, so I removed the printer from my printer/devices from the settings on my computer, and then tried to reinstall the drivers via the CD that came with my printer. That didn’t work. I then tried to use a hard connection by hooking the printer directly via a USB cable. I still run into the same issue.

If you guys have any ideas/suggestions, please for the love of god let me know. I am at my wits end with this thing. Here are my specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro     Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763   OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation    System Type x64-based PC     Processor   AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight-Core Processor, 3400 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)     BIOS Version/Date   American Megatrends Inc. P3.00, 7/10/2017    SMBIOS Version  3.0  Embedded Controller Version 255.255  BIOS Mode   Legacy   BaseBoard Manufacturer  ASRock   BaseBoard Product   X370 Taichi  BaseBoard Version        Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB  Total Physical Memory   15.9 GB  Available Physical Memory   10.9 GB  Total Virtual Memory    18.3 GB  Available Virtual Memory    8.38 GB  
Printer: Canon MX922 

Virus from a printer kiosk?

I encountered a puzzling situation the other day when I plugged in a USB flash drive. Windows defender displayed an alert saying that a threat had been quarantined, specifically the Jenxcus VBS virus. This is especially alarming given the preceding events. This flash drive is one I have had for a while but was empty. I then put some PDFs onto it, and succeeded in running down to my local Staples and printing at one of their printing kiosks, which you use by plugging in a USB drive. As far as I can remember, since then and until now, the drive has not been plugged into another machine. Now, all of a sudden, it has been infected by a virus. So, my question is, could the flash drive possibly have been infected by being plugged into the Staples printer?

My reasoning so far is that the drive couldn’t have been infected before going to print, because this virus seems to overwrite every file on the infected drive with a shortcut pointing to the VBS malware. I was able to print my files just fine, which I wouldn’t have been able to do if that were the case, presumably. Also, the only compromised files the Defender report listed were those on the flash drive themselves. I have since run a virus scan (Malwarebytes) which detected nothing. I also checked the registry values which the Microsoft page claims are changed by this virus, and they don’t seem to have been manipulated at all. I have since disposed of the drive. So again, should I be worried at all that I have a virus somewhere? Or is possible that the virus came from the printer? I’ve always thought that was pretty impossible, but I’m puzzled.