What.the.f*ck…Energizer battery charger contains backdoor
The United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) has warned that the software included in the Energizer DUO USB battery charger contains a backdoor that allows unauthorized remote system access. In an advisory, the US-CERT warned that he installer for the Energizer DUO software places the file UsbCharger.dll in the application’s directory and Arucer.dll in the Windows system32 directory. An attacker is able to remotely control a system, including the ability to list directories, send and receive files, and execute programs. The backdoor operates with the privileges of the logged-on user.
This is the best reason to pick an open source charger of any kind, like the MintyBoost (not batteries, just devices until the new version 🙂. The MintyBoost will not install software and not trojan your computer.
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