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Facsimile is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device.

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Is there a security threat to a Windows XP computer only being used as an analogue fax server?

The XP computer is not directly connected to the internet. However, it is on the LAN where it holds analogue faxes for manual processing by staff. The other computers on the LAN are all Windows 10 ...
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Is eFax more secure than analog faxing?

I have recently come out of a meeting with a VoIP sales agent. He mentioned that we would receive eFax with the phones which is, in his words, “…more secure then analog faxing” when I asked him, how ...
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Security with sending faxes from pc

I sometimes need to send faxes and thought I would buy a modem for doing this and use Windows Fax and Scan software that comes with Windows 10. Does the type of or specifications of the modem ...
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Are T4 and/or T30 fax protocols secure/encrypted?

I am trying to determine if the documents I send from my office fax machine are encrypted/secure or not. I found this article which kind of explains the current state of fax security: According to ...
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Security of faxes vs emails

Background The other day a friend who works in healthcare asked me which method of communication was more secure, faxing or email. He qualified his question by saying that his office faxes patient ...
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Is e-mailing personal information significantly riskier than transmitting the same information another way?

I've been asked by bankers, school administrators, insurance agents, car salesmen, realtors, you name it to send them all kinds of information over e-mail over the years. Everything from my address ...
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Someone faxed me a bunch of black paper

I work for this telemarketing company, and when I went to work this morning all my fax machines' outputs were jammed with black paper with the faded words "f*** you" transcribed on each of ...
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