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Battery Charger Beats Security
Nigel Stanley By: Nigel Stanley, Practice Leader - IT Security, Bloor Research
Published: 15th March 2010
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News has emerged from US-CERT that a USB battery charger (specifically the Energizer DUO) carries with it a trojan, buried in the Windows application that can be used to monitor the charger status. Apparently the backdoor enables remote system access.

This just goes to show the importance of checking *ALL* code for security vulnerabilities, no matter how innocuous it may seem. The advent of software-as-a-service on demand code scanning services makes this easier than ever before, and something well worth checking out.


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