Hackers can steal data from the enterprise using only a fax number

Fax machines may seem antiquated, but according to research conducted in 2015, approximately 46.3 million fax machines are still in use, of which 17 million are believed to be operating in the United States.

While the focus of many IT vendors, tech giants, and cybersecurity researchers worldwide are patching and resolving security flaws in modern technologies, older technologies may be inadvertently ignored — pacing the way for cyberattackers to act. Researchers have now highlighted this issue when it comes to fax machines.

Read how newly-discovered vulnerabilities in fax communications protocols can be used to compromise enterprise and consumer networks on ZDNet.