Can thunderbolt and hdmi cable contain virus?

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  1. palvideo macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Can a thunderbolt cable and hdmi contain any virus and transfer into my macbook?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. boast macrumors 65816

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    HDMI, I doubt it. Thunderbolt, yes, because it directly connects to your CPU and memory; there were a few articles on it.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes, unlikely, but that might be another good reason to avoid cheap import cables (even if the threat is remote :D )
     
  5. palvideo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for the reply.

    What are the chances if the cables only were connected to macs?

    (Thunderbolt purchased from apple)

    Thanks.
     
  6. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Infinitesimal risk in that case. Well, infinitesimal to begin with, but infinitesimal on top of that, then.

    USB is much riskier.
     
  7. 0x100 macrumors regular

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    Yes they can. If you have any cables with built in viruses you are probably being hunted diwn by the CIA.
     

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