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

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    NavyLCDR said:
    Same answer.
    I also agree. It's analog.

    However, I would be careful with non-OEM laptop chargers!

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    NiceAndShy said:
    Hi all,

    I know this may sound like a strange question, but I've been Googling this all night and it definitely seems like it's possible for headphones to transmit viruses...

    My question is: Is it possible for headphones that use the 3.5mm headphone jack connection to transmit viruses/malware?

    Obviously, there seems like a big risk in using USB headphones because USB ports are very popular for transferring data, but what about the 3.5mm headphone jack?

    Thank you.
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       #23

    Compumind said:
    I also agree. It's analog.

    However, I would be careful with non-OEM laptop chargers!

    Attachment 389594

    i'm confused
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       #24

    3nd said:
    Attachment 389594

    i'm confused
    Yep. I was too!

    Cyberattack Steals PC Data Through Its Power Supply | Tom's Hardware

    Hacking a Power Supply - Schneier on Security

    Hacking Dell Laptops To Use Off-Brand Chargers | Hackaday

    However, it is true, I must admit. However, much older laptops should not have an issue.

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    Compumind said:
    Yep. I was too!

    However, it is true, I must admit. However, much older laptops should not have an issue.

    lol, anyway ,good to know , i was about to buy a cheap universal charger for my newly acquired samsung lappy .
    but now i think i'll rather fork out more and get an original charger
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    3nd said:
    lol, anyway ,good to know , i was about to buy a cheap universal charger for my newly acquired samsung lappy .
    but now i think i'll rather fork out more and get an original charger
    It's better safe than sorry if it's a new gen laptop.

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    Compumind said:
    It's better safe than sorry if it's a new gen laptop.

    nah it's an old thing like from 2011 or so i think
    samsung RV510
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       #28

    3nd said:
    nah it's an old thing like from 2011 or so i think
    samsung RV510
    You should be OK. What is the price difference?
    If you can get a replacement on the cheap, go or it.

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    Compumind said:
    You should be OK. What is the price difference?

    the price difference is neglectable really
    atm it has no hard drive so i'm gonna get a SSD plus some extra RAM , this lappy can only accept 4gb ram
    still better than this desktop thing i'm on now lol
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    3nd said:
    the price difference is neglectable really
    atm it has no hard drive so i'm gonna get a SSD plus some extra RAM , this lappy can only accept 4gb ram
    still better than this desktop thing i'm on now lol
    Perhaps a new computer might be better.

    Check pricing!

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