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Faxploit: Retro hacking of fax machines can spread malware

Barry Rueger Silver badge

Re: Why still a phone line on it??

Fax machines are ubiquitous because even the most technically illiterate punter knows how to use one.

Every year our accountant emails us a fancy Adobe e-signature thingy. Every year it fails to actually work, or seems to involve way, way too many steps to bother.

So every year we print, sign, and fax back the signature page.

In an average year we likely send 20 pages by fax, and maybe receive a quarter of that amount, but when we do need it it is still perfect for the job.

Even though I now default to gscan2PDF for almost everything, there are still a handful of times when fax is what's needed.

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