Lexmark accused of installing spyware with printer drivers

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by data64, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. data64

    data64 Guest

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39173517,00.htm

    It apparently monitors usage of the printer. It also asks for personal info.,
    although Lexmark claims it does not send the personal info to them.

    Also reported by Techdirt http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20041112/0455245
    _F.shtml

    data64
     
    data64, Nov 12, 2004
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    Brad Stokes Guest

    I've got the Dell A720 which is apparently a Lexmark and ZoneAlarm reported
    that it was trying to phone home.

    Just instruct your firewall to permanently block it.
     
    Brad Stokes, Nov 13, 2004
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    sethra Guest

    Don't stop there. Write/call/email Lexmark and let them know this sort of
    behavior is unacceptable, and their products won't be purchased until
    they alter their behavior. Dell also, if they're rebranding Lexmarks.

    User backlash fixed the Belkin "spamming" router. We should be able to
    have an impact on this issue too.
     
    sethra, Nov 13, 2004
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