Do printers need to be updated? Here’s why the answer is yes

QUESTION: Do printers really need to have their software updated?

ANSWER: The first line of defense against much of the malicious activity being perpetrated online is by making sure your devices and software are protected by installing the latest updates — that includes many of today’s printers.

While updates aren’t always for security purposes (they can also improve functionality or even add new features), they are fixing recently discovered vulnerabilities.

When you don’t install these updates, you become a valuable target for those looking to exploit unprotected users through malicious websites or phishing scams.

When you visit any website, there is an exchange of information that goes on in the background which can include a silent probe of your device to see if it is vulnerable.

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