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Hot on the heels of that "epic fail" story comes another internet insecurity meme: network printers left open on the internet.
UK blogger @skattyadz, alias Adam Howard [*], did a Google search for a URL matching the pattern you might use to connect to a nearby printer on your office network.
He reports that he got back "about 86,800 results." (Geeks will notice that's very close to 86,400 - the number of seconds in a day.)
For what it's worth, Howard built up a search term specific to HP printers. If you were to repeat his experiment with other vendors' URLs in the search mix, you'd probably get hundreds of thousands more publicly-visible printers.