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Submission + - Energizer Battery Charger Backdoor (

Airw0lf writes: Earlier this year I was thinking about the possibility of malware being propagated via USB chargers for devices like cellphones. My idea was that a malicious cellphone charger wouldn't just provide power but it would also contain some logic that would attempt to "probe" the phone for security holes and then deliver some kind of trojan or keylogger. Anyway, this sort of issue might get some consideration right now courtesy of Energizer's USB battery charger. In this case however the battery charger's bundled software is what is trying to exploit the PC it is connected to.

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