Tips to configure printer security settings
What are security settings for a printer? Mention the techniques to onfigure printer security settings.
Security setting configuration for printer is necessary since there are chances of virus attacks through websites or from other hackers. Most of the printers now available in the market are multifunctional in which we can do printing, copying, photo enlarging, web connection etc., in a single all in one device. If anyone hacks your PC he can manage the printer; so, we must configure security settings. If the configuration is not done then the private data will be vulnerable to the public.
The following are the printer security settings:
- Install the latest firmware and software
- Set passwords
- Disable web administration interface
Install the latest firmware and software
There are updates available for each and every firmware and software and make sure that the PC or the printer works on these latest updates. The latest updates will have the necessary internal settings and it will not be exposed to the hackers. Also download and install the best antivirus available in the IT market and also update the antivirus since the most of the recent printers have access to the internet.
Always set passwords for the PC and the networking devices which definitely improve the security level of the printer. You can set passwords in the wireless router which will avoid the control take over by the public. Passwords can also be introduced in the Telnet which allows bidirectional data transfer. We can configure Telnet passwords in routers such as Cisco. Password protection can also be included in the Simple Network Management Protocol.
Web administration interface is a web based interface system which can be set up in all the web browsers which allows protection from outside network. By using encryption which is difficult to decode are used to provide security to the wireless networks in the printer. There are different webmin development versions available.
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