Second-hand copiers can spill secrets

Your office copy machine has a hard drive that might store thousands of documents that get passed on at resale.

At a warehouse in New Jersey, 6,000 used copy machines sit ready to be sold. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports that almost every one of them holds a secret.

Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive--like the one on your personal computer--storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or e-mailed by the machine.

In the process, it's turned an office staple into a digital time-bomb packed with highly personal or sensitive data.

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