Back Door Found in Energizer DUO USB Battery Charger

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  1. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

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    The software that shows to which extent the battery is charged through the Energizer DUO USB recharger comes bundled up with a Trojan...


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  2. CloneRanger

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    Unbelievable !

    From the various connecting links from yours, i see it's not the first time. Trojans have been imbedded into other USB devices etc from different companies over the last few years. And guess where they were ALL made ? that's right China.

    So these arn't just scare stories anymore, they are for real. And i remember last year reading about a large batch of NEW hard disks that also were infected with malware, also from the far east.

    Doesn't look good does it, so who can you trust anymore ?
     
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    Very upsetting!!!

    Its getting quite hard to trust ANYTHING new i swear!!
     
  4. culla

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    i've had it on a mp4 player from china
    i always reformat so not a problem for me
    i contacted the vender
    his excuse was a joke
    [false positive he said with a forked tongue] lying prick
     
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    this is ridiculous.. but do we really have an option with most of the pc hardware being manufactured in china.. no alternatives really but to live with it
     
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    Yes you are right...Many of our computer parts are from China, so we are still living under "Chinese Era":(
     
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    Oh crap! My new USB mouse was made in China. When I first plugged it in it loaded software. Well, I say it is new, I bought it off a mate of mine so it's probably OK. He knows an awful lot about computers so I doubt that he'd have bought it otherwise. I've run anti-malware programs but everything seems fine.

    I'm just panicking over nothing...quick pass the oxygen...:eek:

    o_O


    ....why has he sold it to me though? :blink:
     
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    It is definate that someone wants the populace to believe that China is the embedded malware distributor.
    Maybe this is a spywar between Taiwan and China.
    Remember your computer parts labeled "Made in Taiwan"?

    I'm sure that Taiwan has a lot to lose with China increasing it's manufacuring base of computer related items.

    Determining country of origin maybe easy, but finding the culprit and the allegence that spawned it is speculation.
     
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    Off topic.
     
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    There does not seem to be any new substantive information on this other than what I originally posted
     
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