Category: Computer Editorial Security

San Francisco – A research team led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently broke the code behind tiny tracking dots that some color laser printers secretly hide in every document. The U.S. Secret Service admitted that the tracking information is part of a deal struck with selected color laser printer manufacturers, ostensibly to identify counterfeiters. However, the nature of the private information encoded in each document was not previously known.

Source: Secret Code in Color Printers Lets Government Track You | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Posted: October 18, 2015 in Computer, Editorial, Security