Back Door in Battery Charger
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.
That's actually misleading. Even though the charger is an USB device, it does not contain the harmful installer described in the article—it has no storage capacity. The software has to be downloaded from the Energizer website, and the software is only used to monitor the progress of the charge. The software is not needed for the device to function properly.
Here are details.
Energizer has announced it will pull the software from its website, and also will stop selling the device.
Posted on March 23, 2010 at 6:13 AM • 27 Comments