A few years ago, a CBS report described an overlooked security risk in copy machines and printers. More concerning than that – this problem has been around for 13 years and not much has changed. As of 2002, most printers and digital copiers contain hard drives. It is still relatively easy to acquire a used device that still has sensitive information on the hard drive.
3 measures to safeguard your sensitive data
1) Remove the hard drive before selling.
2) Look into a data security kit.
3) Contact your printer provider.
This is not a bonus notch to add to your security belt. This is a serious concern for your sensitive data. Create a process, get a screwdriver, and do what’s necessary to make sure your data is safe.