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Windows 7: Software infects PC's.

08 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Software infects PC's.

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Energizer Bunny's software infects PCs
USB battery recharger status software contains Trojan, says US-CERT


The Energizer Bunny infects PCs with backdoor malware, the Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT said Friday.

According to researchers at US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team), software that accompanies the Energizer DUO USB battery charger contains a Trojan horse that gives hackers total access to a Windows PC.

The Energizer DUO, a USB-powered nickel-metal hydride battery recharger, has been discontinued, said Energizer Holdings, which late Friday confirmed that the software contains malicious code. The company has not said how the Trojan made its way into the software, however. "Energizer is currently working with both CERT and U.S. government officials to understand how the code was inserted in the software," Energizer said in a statement.
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Energizer Bunny's software infects PCs


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08 Mar 2010   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I never did like that bunny

Thanks for the information.
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08 Mar 2010   #3
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I knew he was up to something..he had that look in his eye.
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08 Mar 2010   #4
Staple Head

Windows 7
 
 

nothing with the bunny, just his owners................

these usb chargers do not require windows based software to work. i have two i bought through thinkgeek, and i know that they do not install anything into windows.
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