Security

Xerox security issue in MFPs/printers Company sent out a bulletin warning that some of its devices are at risk from the Ripple20 security vulnerability Ripple20 affects devices that use Treck Software to manage their TCP/IP stack The bulletin lists a number of devices that are made by Fujifilm for Xerox that have this issue ‘we

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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Update

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Update Walmart was sued for allegedly violating California’s new data breach law, in regards to lack of proper security with a large amount of customers have their info exposed. Walmart notified an unknown number of pharmacy customers that their PHI was exposed after several of its California stores were looted by rioters.

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Universal Print

Microsoft to launch Universal Print Offered public preview of new technology on 7/21 and 7/22 during Microsoft Inspire event New technology advertised as eliminating need for customers to have print servers on site, and getting rid need to maintain all print drivers, print queues and firmware Claims it currently costs customers up to $4000 per

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Remote Work Not So Great?

Article published in The Wall Street Journal Company executives interview admitted that 4 months ago, when COVID-19 pandemic started, employees were sent home and were very productive initially Some companies even vowed to give up their physical office spaces entirely. Now, as the work-from-home experiment stretches on, comments include:L projects take longer training is tougher

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Recall of some hand sanitizers

FDA recalls more hand sanitizers due to toxic chemical Kelsie Sandoval July 22, 2020, 12:12 PM FDA recalls more hand sanitzers due to toxic chemical The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the list of hand sanitizers — some sold at Walmart, Costco and other national chains — being recalled to at least 75 recently,

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Ninestar

“Dear valued customer, Important notice for printers using HP 952xl, 902xl inkjet cartridges! HP recently released new firmware and push consumer to upgrade. When consumer upgrades their firmware, the printer will not recognize current third party HP 952xl, 902xl inkjet cartridges. Ninestar Technology helps customer downgrade firmware and keep using third party HP 952xl, 902xl

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Konica Minolta Launches Workplace Hub Pro

Konica Minolta Launches Workplace Hub Pro  July 15, 2020 News Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announced Workplace Hub Pro, further strengthening its all-in-one IT offering to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Joining the Hub and Edge solutions in the next-generation Workplace Hub portfolio, the newly launched device combines powerful, smart

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Print Drivers

Are Print Drivers About to Be Obsolete? On March 2, Microsoft announced a private preview of its Universal Print solution. A lot has changed since then – for example, like so many events, this week’s Microsoft Inspire will be digital. One item on the agenda of the event for Microsoft partners is the public preview

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Print Survey Results

HP publishes print survey results 73% of respondents agreed that their current printing strategy needs to change 69%= will be digitizing workflows 70% = security if a large concern 90% = print helps keep them more organized 90% = print helps keep them more engaged more in meetings 82% = are more effective with print

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Security Risk from devices

HP & Samsung devices have security risk CyberMDX Security published a bulletin warning of devices that can be compromised by hackers Devices that are impacted are those that use Treck software to manage their TCP/IP stack due to Ripple20 vulnerability Devices named in the report with this security vulnerability include some of the following models:

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Kyocera makes wearable for COVID-19

Kyocera makes wearable for COVID-19 The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) Medical Hospital is working with Kyocera to be able to deliver rehab therapy to patients while closely monitoring their vital signs develop and now test a wearable device that helps rehab specialists work with their patients via the

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Ransomware

Xerox Alleged Maze Ransomware Victim According to BleepingComputer, Maze ransomware claims to have captured 100GB of Xerox data as of June 25th. Xerox has yet to confirm this cyberattack but Maze is offering 10 screenshots of Xerox files as proof of breach. “Specifically, one image shows that hosts on ‘eu.xerox.net,’ managed by Xerox Corporation, were compromised.

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Is your Printer vunerable?

New security vulnerability for printer/MFPs? Reported by ZDNet magazine and JSOF Security a new vulnerability, named “Ripple20” that may impact some brands of MFPs and printers Impacts devices that use code from Treck Software (based in Cincinnati, Ohio) to manage their TCP/IP stack, which allows the printer/MFPs to connect to the Internet via TCP/IP connections

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Texas Association of Business

Texas Business Applauds Governor Abbott for Instituting Face Covering for All   Today in Austin Governor Abbott signed Executive Order No. GA-29 requiring all citizens of the state of Texas to use face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster. “Texas business applauds Governor Abbott for making the right decision implementing a statewide face covering order aimed

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Reopening Texas, the next phase

Good morning, Yesterday afternoon, Governor Abbott announced the next phase of reopening Texas, which allows businesses to operate at up to 50 percent capacity, with limited exceptions. The announcement follows the phased approach to reopening businesses across Texas initiated on April 27 in the Governor’s Report to Open Texas. This new phase also allows for the

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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is between June 1st and November 1st and our local weather forecasters have been reminding us to plan for our family’s emergency needs for a 72-hour period. They recommend setting aside a supply of bottled water, non-perishable foods that need no cooking, a new supply of batteries,

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New solution

ThinPrint launches new solution Now offering “ezeep Hub” Offering print rendering in the cloud to eliminate complex print driver and print server management, using Microsoft Azure cloud platform Cloud printing developed specifically for Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Allows company branches and remote offices to have immediate print availability Almost all existing and new printer models

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Lexmark news

Lexmark receives credit rating Lexmark is a division of Ninestar of China Fitch Ratings announced it gave the company a “B-“ rating Says Lexmark repaid its public bonds through a $339.1 million draw on commitments provided by China CITIC Bank Corp Limited, Guangzhou Branch Believes that Lexmark’s revenue will decline to a “high single digit”

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Foxconn

Sharp reported its earnings Division of Hon Hai Precision of Taiwan (aka Foxconn) Was hit by the “global spread of COVID-19 in an extremely severe business environment” Net sales down 5.2% to 2,271.2 billion yen for fiscal 2019 Operating profit down 37.3% to 52.7 billion yen Net profit down 71.8% to 20.9 billion yen 4th

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season. Events

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iPhone

Apple to move production from China? Economic Times is reporting that Apple is considering moving smartphone production from China to India Could produce up to $40 billion worth of product using Wistron and Foxconn (aka Hon Hai Precision) as subcontractors In a bid to reduce reliance on China

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Harris County “Stay Home, Work Safe”

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After announcing the extension of Harris County’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe,’ order Judge Lina Hidalgo addressed some of the regulations included in the extension expected to last until June 10. Hidalgo said two sets of rules are for the safety of workers. One set rules covers public-facing workers such as retail

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Governor Abbott’s Phase 2 of reopening Texas

Governor Abbott’s Latest Orders Here are my notes on Governor Abbott’s press conference today, announcing Phase 2 of reopening Texas: ○ Effective immediately: massage establishments, and other businesses licensed under Chapter 455 Occupations Code may operate. Personal care and beauty services not already open may operate. ○ Effective immediately: childcare other than youth camps may

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Dropbox

Konica Minolta’s bizhub Connector for Dropbox App Now Supports Dropbox Business  May 12, 2020 News Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce the immediate availability of Dropbox Business for its bizhub product line. The updated bizhub Connector for Dropbox app now allows access to Dropbox Business from existing

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