A mid-1990s vintage fax machine. Israel-based software company Check Point says hackers can gain access to a network using the phone line connected to a fax machine, which is often connected to the rest of an organisation’s network. Photo: SCMP Picture

Hi-tech hackers can exploit your office dinosaur, the fax machine, and all they need is the number

By sending an image file that contains malicious software over the phone line, hackers are able to take control of the device and access the rest of the network, experts warn

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A mid-1990s vintage fax machine. Israel-based software company Check Point says hackers can gain access to a network using the phone line connected to a fax machine, which is often connected to the rest of an organisation’s network. Photo: SCMP Picture
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