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Mr Twisty Cheeky asks: As a contrast to last week's question - Has anyone ever been evil to you, out of the blue, for no reason? Have you ever been total twuntcake against all logic?

(, Thu 16 Feb 2012, 18:49)
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Fun with printers
1. Use Google to find network printers not behind a firewall (remarkably easy - Google it *HO HO, SLAPS KNEE IN MIRTH*).
2. Look up default admin creds. Normally admin/access or admin/admin. If the sysadmin is foolish enough to leave a public interface you can guarantee they haven't changed this.
3. Change page copies to 100.
4. Change printer language to Mandarin.
5. Rename printer to 'pwned' or similar.
6. Reset admin password.
7. Use find devices and identify other printers on the network.
8. Repeat until bored.

Literally hours of sniggering joy.

EDIT: For god's sake, use Tor. Unless you WANT Plod turning up at your front door when your ISP grasses you up.
(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 2:52, 8 replies)
I know this is probably
one of the more appropriate posts this week, for which some credit must be given - at least it fits, but . . . well . . .

Ya know. Leaving a printer wide open like that is stupid, but it's pretty fucking mean.
(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 8:39, closed)
And fixable if the sysadmin can physically get to the printer and factory reset and reinstall it. It's an embuggerance rather than a permanent thing.

Normally I'd wear my white hat, but the opportunity for mischief was there and I took it.

Obviously I won't be giving out specific examples. But you could look at it like this: after the fix, the sysadmin will have learned something, and it generates overtime for everyone so it can't be all bad.
(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 8:45, closed)
Fair enough
I can't get indignant about it, it is a disaster waiting to happen.

100 pages though. That's harsh . . . :D
(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 9:24, closed)
It'd be killer if the question was 'random acts of being sad'

(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 9:24, closed)
No point asking that question Rory...
We know you'd win it hands down.
(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 10:27, closed)
An alternative, less dangerous way to annoy people is simply to remotely pause printers when you know people are waiting for a document
And don't unpause them until they're back at their desk, trying to print it again.
(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 9:35, closed)
My housemate sent war and peace to an unlocked wifi printer.
In fairness he did send a few sheets saying 'do yourself a favour and lock this down.' a few days beforehand.
(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 9:50, closed)
Won't somebody think of the trees!!!

(, Thu 23 Feb 2012, 11:57, closed)

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