Thursday, 18 March 2010

Energizer Trojan keeps going

A Trojan has been found in software associated with a USB battery recharger made by Energizer. The Energizer Duo Charger charges batteries, "via a USB port or AC wall-outlet" and its progress can be monitored by software that is downloaded from the manufacturer's website during installation. According to a report on The Register this software contains a Trojan.

Energizer has taken the model off sale and claims to be investigating further into the matter.

US-CERT has published some technical information that notes how the standard Windows firewall will protect systems, assuming that the user does not click the Unblock button when prompted.