Tuesday, August 17, 2004

MFD's

Multi-Function Devices (MFD's) have long been an issue of contention between acquisition and security types. MFD's are cheaper than component devices. They also present some interesting security problems. Untested OS's, multiple paths in/out, etc. Heck, I have enough problems with single function devices. Examples include the OS replacement for certain older HP printers which turns them into remote port scanners.