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01-19-2022 11:22 AM
HP should release firmware with Dynamic Security disabled
Or at the least an option to switch it off
My Firmware was updated by HP without my permission, and now my printer is a brick.
It looks like there is a lawsuit about this kind of behaviour:
A proposed class action claims HP, Inc. has transmitted firmware updates to its printers that block customers from using third-party ink and toner cartridges and force them to buy more expensive HP-branded supplies.
According to the 25-page lawsuit, the firmware updates essentially “act as malware” by adding, deleting or altering the printers’ code to render competitors’ products incompatible with HP printers. Per the case, the firmware update, or at least the portion that blocks the use of third-party cartridges, “serves no legitimate business purpose” and blindsides customers who were never warned that the update would strip them of their ability to buy less expensive supplies for their printers.