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It’s not everyday that you worry about your battery taking over your computer, but that’s exactly what might happen if you’re using Energizer’s Duo USB battery charger monitoring software.

Somehow, some way, the Windows version of the software opens up all sorts of doors letting who knows who execute remote commands, run programs and even send and receive files on your machine.  That should read: get rid of the software ASAP, as in NOW.  As of now, the software (Mac’s aren’t affected) has been yanked and sale of the product has been discontinued.

Bad, but not as bad as a stuck accelerator peddle.

…the company is directing consumers that downloaded the Windows version of the software to uninstall or otherwise remove the software from your computer. This will eliminate the vulnerability. In addition CERT and Energizer recommend that users remove a file that may remain after the software has been removed. The file name is Arucer.dll, which can be found in the Window system32 directory.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."