Just a few more virus questions

macgeek77

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May 24, 2006
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Just wondering:

1) Is it possible for viruses/spyware from your digital cable TV (if the digital cable can even hold them) and travel to your computer via a cable internet connection?

2) Can digital video cameras get viruses/spyware from recording tv programs or connecting to computers?

*by viruses, I mean Windows or Mac

Thanks!
 

motulist

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Dec 2, 2003
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Just wondering:

1) Is it possible for viruses/spyware from your digital cable TV (if the digital cable can even hold them) and travel to your computer via a cable internet connection?

2) Can digital video cameras get viruses/spyware from recording tv programs or connecting to computers?

*by viruses, I mean Windows or Mac

Thanks!
For all intents and purposes, the answer to both questions is no.
 

harveypooka

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Feb 24, 2004
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You guys have just jinxed all the cameras, set top boxes and cable internet technologies in the world.

I blame you all for the downfall of the internet. ;)
 

GFLPraxis

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Mar 17, 2004
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Just wondering:

1) Is it possible for viruses/spyware from your digital cable TV (if the digital cable can even hold them) and travel to your computer via a cable internet connection?

2) Can digital video cameras get viruses/spyware from recording tv programs or connecting to computers?

*by viruses, I mean Windows or Mac

Thanks!
1) TV's play streaming video. They don't have any serious operating system capable of executing code. There's no way for a TV to execute a virus, so no, TVs can't get viruses, and no, they can't go to a computer.

2) LOL! No, viruses are programs. How could a camera get a virus from recording a TV show? It's not a program that can be executed. As far as connecting to computers, again, no, cause the camera can't execute anything.


3) There are no viruses that affect Mac OS X in the wild. Only viruses that affect Windows.
 

colocolo

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Jan 17, 2002
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Santiago, Chile
Just wondering:

1) Is it possible for viruses/spyware from your digital cable TV (if the digital cable can even hold them) and travel to your computer via a cable internet connection?

2) Can digital video cameras get viruses/spyware from recording tv programs or connecting to computers?

*by viruses, I mean Windows or Mac

Thanks!

1) No.

2) Only from recording Oprah, Geraldo or the likes.
 

steamboat26

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May 25, 2006
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Arlington VA
Most digital cable boxes down really run an OS, and usually only use the internet for updates. So no :D
I wasn't aware of any video cameras that could access the internet, or that ran an OS advanced enough to get a virus. Unless you put an infected media in your camera, and were running some form of system, the answer would be no.
Sorry if my answers make no sense, i don't know a whole lot about video cameras