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Old Apr 22, 2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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I'm not very tech savvy and know little about how computer viruses work. But I want to know if you can transfer a virus to your computer from your digital camera or while operating it using webcam mode. Can a camera get a virus into it?

I know this may sound dumb. Thanks. :?
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 2:02 AM   #2
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No question about viruses is not worth asking. Even the virus experts were not born knowing what they know.

I work with anti-virus software and threat analysis. So far as I know, the only way a hybrid could be involved in transferring a virus is if you have a data or image file in the camera's memory, that has a virus from elsewhere, already in it.

It's possible for the camera's firmware to contain a virus, or malware, or a trojan, which could be set up to infect the computer, but the chances of this happening are thus far, vanishingly remote and currently unheardof.

But you should have anti-virus software acitve on your computer that is updated every time you connect to the Internet.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 7:18 AM   #3
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The topic is O.Y. ( off topic) and should have this in the thread. it still pertains to a hybrid though.

if you are going to use the hybrid as a massstorage Unit?

1 if you uploaded the aiptek firmware you should check before you load it up by right clicking on the link and choose anti virus.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 11:53 PM   #4
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Sorry, next time I'll try to remember to post that it's off-topic. Thanks though for your replies.
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 12:47 AM   #5
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It would certainly be fully on-topic if the cameras actually were getting viruses. And it is possible for the firmware to include them. Technically, you can't get them by taking pictures or videos, of course.
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 7:03 AM   #6
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RaeRae. Just remembe an thing you Purchase , with software, of any sort will have some effect in todays lifestyle.

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style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"What Is on topic or of topic,can be talking about something totally different. we are not here to scold or Punish. we are too nice for that.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"What I do not like about anti virus programs they charge a lot of money and expire too fast. if you pay for good stuff let it be updated for free at least 6 years not a few months
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