As schools take steps to protect the security of data on their computer networks, experts warn they also should consider securing copiers and scanners that could be used to copy sensitive information.


Most digital copiers manufactured in the past five years have disk drives--the same kind of data-storage mechanism found in computers--to reproduce documents. As a result, the seemingly innocuous machines that are commonly used to spit out copies of student records, tests, and employee information can retain the data being scanned.

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