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Hackers are spamming receipt printers with professional labor notices

How and why do hackers spam receipt printers?

Hackers infiltrated the receipt printer and use them to print something like a shortened manifesto, intended for minimum wage workers to see the message and feel the urge to find ways to unionize, promote good wages or quit the job altogether.

“TIME IS YOUR MOST VALUE ASSET. Not only may you never get any more, you don’t even know how much to start with. WHY ARE YOU SELLING OUR TIME for VERY VERY VERY little? ” read one of the receipts.

This is being done by people who penetrate the relatively weak defenses of receipt printers, or printers in general. This is not the first time this has happened, because commonly used printer to make realistic jokes. However, this is not a joke but rather an attempt to start a social movement.

The driving force behind these incidents is pro-labor sentiment that has existed among the working class for quite some time, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. This new mentality, known as “counter-work,” aims to push back against the work-focused lifestyle that has been ingrained in society for decades in order to regain control of your own life.

https://tech.co/news/hackers-spamming-receipt-printers Hackers are spamming receipt printers with professional labor notices

Caroline Bleakley

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