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It has been reported and confirmed that software included with the Energizer DUO USB battery charger contains a backdoor Trojan that could allow for remote access to affected systems. This also includes the device software that was downloaded from the manufacturers’ website.

The software itself was bundled as an optional Windows application that allowed the consumer to view the charging status of the batteries. Once installed the files would allow remote access to systems. This access could include taking control of the system, viewing directories, send and receiving files, and executing programs.

If you have the software installed you should remove it completely using “Add or Remove Programs” found in the control panel.

This is a good example of how complaisant people can be. Many just assume that because it came in the box you should install it.

The details of the report can be found on the US-CERT website which I reference below.

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)

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