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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by palvideo, Dec 8, 2014.
Can a thunderbolt cable and hdmi contain any virus and transfer into my macbook?
Theoretically, yes. Realistically, no.
HDMI, I doubt it. Thunderbolt, yes, because it directly connects to your CPU and memory; there were a few articles on it.
Yes, unlikely, but that might be another good reason to avoid cheap import cables (even if the threat is remote )
Thank you all for the reply.
What are the chances if the cables only were connected to macs?
(Thunderbolt purchased from apple)
Infinitesimal risk in that case. Well, infinitesimal to begin with, but infinitesimal on top of that, then.
USB is much riskier.
Yes they can. If you have any cables with built in viruses you are probably being hunted diwn by the CIA.