Here's the reason, we are bringing up this unpleasant topic. Recently, there has been quite a number of mergers and acquisitions in the Imaging Industry. We think you should know about the "Big One" that was approved recently.
Lexmark has been fully acquired by a Chinese firm called Apex Technology (a Government controlled enterprise).
Lexmark has been historically successful, in selling their printer equipment into our Government Agencies, Hospitals, Healthcare Facilities, Banking Institutions, Schools, Universities and many Private Industries.
With today's high risk factor and concerns on hacking being discussed throughout the news cycle, we wanted to bring this one fact to everyone's attention.
(This may not concern some but for many an ounce of protection is certainly worth it)
Don't allow the Printer Manufacturer to automatically download any new "Firmware" (software) into your computer or Network under the premise of an "update". Review the printer settings and uncheck the auto update feature.
These updates will not make your printer work any better but could provide access to your computer or a company's network and also lock you out or limit your choices of supplies you may be using.