Just a few more virus questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgeek77, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. macgeek77 macrumors regular

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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!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. motulist macrumors 601

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    For all intents and purposes, the answer to both questions is no.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Absolutely No.

    But I bet Norton could expand they're market by creating a useless product and then scaring people into buying it.
     
  6. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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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. ;)
     
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  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  9. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    1) No.

    2) Only from recording Oprah, Geraldo or the likes.
     
  10. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    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
     

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