A team of researchers claim to have discovered numerous security vulnerabilities in at least 20 network printer models by major name brands.

According to the findings, one of the potential exploits could allow hackers to easily steal information that was only intended to be printed as a hard copy.

Jens Müller, along with two other researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum, wrote about their findings yesterday in a blog post.

They also released a Wiki page and an open-source toolkit, which can be used to either take advantage of the security flaws or test if a printer is vulnerable.

As first pointed out by ZDNet, the team worked on the project for about a year and are just letting the public know about their findings.

Dell, HP, Lexmark, Brother, Samsung and other companies all have models that are affected by the bug.

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