Wireless Printing currently disabled

There are several cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system affecting the service known as print spooler (this gives the ability to print) with the most common vulnerability known as “PrintNightmare.”  These vulnerabilities are extremely high risk, allowing attackers to remotely take over computer networks with minimal effort.  Microsoft has not developed a fix for this problem, and it may take several months until an adequate solution is provided. The recommendation from Microsoft and the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) is to disable printing for any system that does not absolutely require it. It is not possible to appropriately defend against these attacks from non-corporate devices so we have to disable wireless printing until a fix is released by Microsoft.

Capilano University offers:

  • Black & white printing in classrooms and computer labs
  • Black & white and colour printing in the Library
  • Scanning to your student email from multi-function devices in the Library
    Instructions for scanning are available at the multi-function devices
  • Photocopying from multi-function devices in the Library
    Instructions for photocopying are available at the multi-function devices
  • Printing from your personal laptop to select printers on campus
  • Various payment methods: cash, debit and credit card

Multi-function device: print, scan & photocopy using one machine



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