The latest version of the HP EPEAT G21 remote desktop app has an issue that can be exploited to gain control of the device, and potentially even get access to its settings.
HP EMEAT has a blog post about this, explaining that the app is vulnerable to a number of different remote exploits.
If you’re affected by this issue, you can either try to uninstall the remote desktop from the HP website or simply reset the password to your existing password.
This fix for the issue also fixes a few other issues, but it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with using the app, as it could be used by someone else to exploit the flaw.
To try and prevent the exploit from happening, you need to make sure you don’t open the HP remote desktop website directly, but instead go to the Settings app on your device and set the Password box to “Do not allow anyone else to access my HP ECEAT G23 device.”
You’ll also need to disable your firewall for the HP desktop app to work.
This fixes a problem that affected HP ESEAT G20, G21, and G22 models, but not G23 models.
If the exploit still happens, the only fix for this issue is to disable the firewall for your router, but HP recommends disabling your router’s firewall for all other computers and phones.