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Old 29th June, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Wanna charge some batteries via USB? How about a virus to go with that

Back Door Found in Energizer DUO USB Battery Charger Software

We recently received a file (from CERT) for analysis. We found that the file was a Trojan that opens a back door on a compromised computer and listens for commands on port 7777. This by itself is not very unusual, but what surprised us was that this file was being distributed by Energizer Inc as part of a USB charger-monitoring software package.

When we checked the manufacturer’s website, the file was still available as part of the USB charger software package. As part of the installation process for the USB charger software, the file “Arucer.dll” is created and added to the registry run key. We discovered that this file is the Trojan and added detection for it as Trojan.Arugizer. Since the file is added to the run key, the Trojan starts every time the computer starts. The Trojan listens for commands from anyone who connects and can perform various actions, such as the following:
You can read the rest over at Symantec's site here.

Wow.... just wow. I bet a lot of people have got this unknowing that they were also getting a back door virus to boot. Kinda scary who you can and can't trust these days.
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