Epson Perfection 1250/1600 Series scanner Twain driver attacks

First posted
Tuesday September 15, 2015 07:12
Updated
Thursday September 17, 2015 06:49

Microsoft prime suspect in disabling EPSON Smart Panel and TextBridge Pro 98 Twain drivers.

1 Twain drivers do not install on IBM/Lenovo N500 despite

Drivers not seen in Device Manager.
2 Smart panel running on Lenovo g560 reports error on Epson 1250 which prevents scanner operation.
3 Microsoft caught in malware attack on IBM/Lenovo N 500 running preloaded windows xp professional.

Thursday September 17, 2015 06:47

Microsoft caught inserting malware into IBM/Lenovo N 500 laptop.







Clicked on IE8.







Closed window.

Service pack 3 downloaded from Microsoft.

Download disabled Device Manager and Network connections.


TextBridge pro 98.



EPSON Smart Panel.



 

New hardware not required - despite hacks.

Scanner connected to one of three low-speed usb connecters on top of Rosewill case.


Wednesday September 16, 2015 07:23

Three parts of device driver.

One for more .sys files usually written in C++ and _asm. These run in ring 0.

One or more .dll files usually written in C/assembler which run in ring 3.

A .inf file which informs windows where to place files.



; ESCANFB5.INF -- Windows Still Image Setup File
; Copyright (c) 1997 Microsoft Corporation
; Manufacturer: SEIKO EPSON Corp.


[Version]
LayoutFile=Layout.inf, Layout1.inf, Layout2.inf
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Mfg%
;CatalogFile=epfb5.cat
DriverVer=05/17/2001,5.5.1.0
...

Wednesday September 16, 2015 07:44

Epson Twain driver installation of Haswell on yet unhacked? xp os.
 
 

'No, not this time' selected.







Wednesday September 16, 2015 08:01

Staples employee speculated that Microsoft/peripheral device manufacturers make hardware quit working under software control.


 


appeared when trying to move from ie6 to 8 on Haswell running xp.




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