Episode 201: OPSEC! June 26, 2017

from Meet the GIMP· ·

Nearly all colour laser printers leave a pattern of tiny yellow dots all over the paper. These dots contain information about the printer and perhaps also about the time and date of the print, the IP of your computer and who knows what else. These codes are in there for at least a decade and the EFF has complained in vain. Reality Winner got cought with these dots – but perhaps they would have found out about her a bit later without them. I have a laser printer in my office at school. What does it tell about me? I …



Nearly all colour laser printers leave a pattern of tiny yellow dots all over the paper. These dots contain information about the printer and perhaps also about the time and date of the print, the IP of your computer and who knows what else. These codes are in there for at least a decade and the EFF has complained in vain. Reality Winner got cought with these dots – but perhaps they would have found out about her a bit later without them. I have a laser printer in my office at school. What does it tell about me? I research that with help of GIMP 2.9 – which looks terrific and has a lot of nice new stuff on board. And of course you get to see some of these new features.