SERIOUS SECURITY Question: Can headphones run malware/viruses???

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  1. Posts : 338
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       #11

    Majulook said:
    Probably this one
    And down the rabbit hole we go.
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  2. Posts : 696
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       #12

    OldGuyFromCdn said:
    And down the rabbit hole we go.
    I'm not sure what you mean?

    This is a genuine concern of mine that I need help with
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  3. Posts : 2,271
    Linux:Debian, Kali-Linux... 2xWin8.1,1x7Pro, Retro:1x2003server.1xXPpro, 1xW2k,1x98SE,1x95,1x3.11
       #13

    Down the rabbit hole.. it is an expression when you start to really dig in deep into details.. It is used in the movie Matrix and others.. it is also used in the linux nerd world.. and i think even in windows-nerd world.

    So down the rabbit hole we go when we really dig in to new information and spends hours weeks on researching and learning. :)

    and i also say as the others already have said.. i have never heard of anyone that has manage to transmit malware over analog audio 3.5mm earphones to an analog output port.
    Look how analog audio works and that will answer your question.
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  4. Posts : 765
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       #14

    NiceAndShy said:
    I'm not sure what you mean?

    This is a genuine concern of mine that I need help with
    There's another member here who would happily supply you with details of ferrite cores and aluminium foil hats.
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  5. Posts : 18,432
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       #15

    Hearsepilot said:
    There's another member here who would happily supply you with details of ferrite cores and aluminium foil hats.


    And I know exactly whom you are talking about!
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  6. Posts : 23,179
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #16

    Headphones can transmit the cold and flu virus.


    There's not enough data storage things in headphones for someone to be able to place a virus or malware in them.
    Headphones are really just magnets, some coils of wire, some paper or plastic cones, maybe a switch and a few wires.

    It's like asking if a spoon or a fork could get infected.



    Things that CAN get infected hold data, like software or firmware.
    Just plain hardware, that doesn't have software or firmware, can't get infected.

    You need a pile of transistors to hold data. Each transistor is a switch, it can be ON or OFF.
    When it's ON, it's a 1 (one). When it's off it's a 0 (zero).

    You've probably heard of Binary. Like how all data is really just 1's and 0's
    Here's a chart showing the binary code for common letters, numbers and symbols.
    Each letter for example needs 8 transistors to hold the binary values that represent that letter.
    This is a very basic example, but it should give you the general idea.

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    There's just not enough "switches" in a set of headphones, to hold any data, bad or good.
    Last edited by Ghot; 21 Apr 2023 at 17:36.
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  7. Posts : 15,480
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       #17

    This guy has a history of asking stupid questions e.g. as below.

    He is obviously trolling.

    VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM: Can a new charger install a virus on my laptop?
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  8. Posts : 2,137
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #18

    Do your own research !!
    headphones malware at DuckDuckGo
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  9. Posts : 18,432
    Windows 11 Pro
       #19

    cereberus said:
    This guy has a history of asking stupid questions e.g. as below.

    He is obviously trolling.

    VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM: Can a new charger install a virus on my laptop?
    I don't think he is trolling. I think he needs a therapist. It's called Virocyberphobia. Very clearly he suffers from it.
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  10. Posts : 765
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    NavyLCDR said:
    I don't think he is trolling. I think he needs a therapist. It's called Virocyberphobia. Very clearly he suffers from it.
    Careful or you'l be getting a PM as well lol
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