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Computer viruses make it to orbit

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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 02:54 PM
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Computer viruses make it to orbit


news.bbc.co.uk

A computer virus is alive and well on the International Space Station (ISS).

Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG.

The worm was first detected on Earth in August 2007 and lurks on infected machines waiting to steal login names for popular online games.

Nasa said it was not the first time computer viruses had travelled into space and it was investigating how the machines were infected.
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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 02:54 PM
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sorry already thread made oops:O

[edit on 27-8-2008 by monkeybus]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 02:57 PM
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it's one small step for man,one giant leap for b**tards who think infecting computers is ethicly ok.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 04:18 PM
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I'd bet an astronaut was looking at some porn and BAM! got a virus. Seriously.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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were all human, well some of us are. I dont think all nasa astronuts are human, some look waay weird man. ek1 imagine a alien looking at porn!
hes like "yeah babe! drools..."



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 09:42 PM
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I have been waiting for a story like this. Honestly I can see the day where an accident in space is caused by an infected computer.

IMO hackers/virus creators are the lowest of the low in my world...I'm a Snr Network Engineer by profession, they make life miserable at times...thank god for CSA (Cisco Security Appliance)...even if the security guys dont have a patch for it when we get hit, I can shut off access remotely to our machines.

And the same drivel is always used to justify it...I was just exposing weaknesses to keep vendors honest etc...

yeah right, meanwhile you give some poor slob like me, a F'n terrible day while I try to keep 8000+ machines from spreading it fiurther.

It's only funny till someone gets dropped outa orbit by some supposed white hat hacker.

[edit on 27-8-2008 by deadbang]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:09 PM
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