Copy machines determined to be safe after all

November 18, 2010 by  

Providers of printing services in Vaughan may want to take note of a recent report by CBC that examined the second-life of a copy machine called the Canon ImageRunner Colour 3200. The report initially raised concerns that data on said copy machines could be easily recovered from their hard drives by merely using a laptop. However, printing industry members are now refuting the excessive concerns about the alleged security concerns the machines.

For one thing, the model of the Canon copy machine that was used in the CBC report was an old one from nearly 10 years ago. With so many years on it, the aforementioned model does not represent the current reality with regards to security in that particular Canon line.

According to senior manager Sean Murray from Canon’s department of training, sales and development, since the ImageRunner Colour 3200 is eight years old, its security features pale in comparison to the current models of the same line. He further explains that current models have the feature that lets customers erase data on an ongoing basis, which should protect privacy.

The Ricoh director of product marketing supported this, saying that for all of his machines, customers have chances to erase data both during the life of the machines as well as at the end of their lives. George Wilkinson conceded that older copy machines are easier to get data out of, yet customers could still do something to protect themselves at the time of purchase.

So, providers of printing services in Vaughan can rest easy that the current models of the Canon ImageRunner Colour 3200 won’t comprise their customers’ data.