Bad Bunny! Energizer USB battery charger blamed for backdoor

Graham Cluley

It looks like it’s time to remind everyone that malware isn’t just something you download from the internet, or find attached to an email, or even discover lurking on a CD. Any time you plug a storage device into your computer you are potentially exposing it to any malicious code which might reside on the unit.

So, that means that you have to be conscious that all sorts of items can carry malware, and could transmit it to your laptop or desktop computer if you attach it. It doesn’t matter if it’s an iPod, a BlackBerry, a sat-nav, or a digital photo frame.

If it’s got the ability to store data, it can…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.