Energizer Battery USB Charger Software Compromised by Backdoor that Allows Unauthorized Access

If you own the Energizer USB charger, you should uninstall the software immediately. According to Gizmodo, the software provided contains a backdoor that allow unauthorized access via remote system. That means your computer might be compromised!

Here is the picture of the product.

Here is the statement from US-CERT

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.


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