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The real virus was all the inkjet cartridges we DRM’d along the way.

HP CEO Enrique Lores on live television, addressing a class-action lawsuit against his company for blocking third-party ink:

“We have seen that you can embed viruses in the cartridges.”

Ars Technica, while basically calling bullshit, explains: “HP argued that ink cartridge microcontroller chips, which are used to communicate with the printer, could be an entryway for attacks.”

Maybe stop putting smart DRM chips into cartridges, then? Also, read this.