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ISS notebooks infected by password-stealing virus

Posted on Saturday, August 30 2008 @ 12:13:24 CEST by


DailyTech reports at least two laptops aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were infected by a computer virus:
At least two laptops aboard the International Space Station had a virus that was eventually eliminated using virus protection software and didn't pose a threat to the ISS, NASA confirmed yesterday. The virus simply was a "nuisance" more than an overall threat to the station.

Due to internal regulations regarding computer security, NASA officials were unable to identify how the laptops were infected with a virus. Because the ISS does not have a direct Internet connection, the most likely way to infect a computer was through a USB stick that one of the astronauts may have brought aboard. Astronauts are able to send and receive e-mail using the KU band data link that also helps transmit video and other data.

Online space news site SpaceRef.com uncovered the news on Monday, reporting the virus was the W32.Gammima.AG worm, which has been designed to steal login and password information from online gamers and send the information to a remote location.
NASA says this wasn't the first time that a computer virus caused nuisance in space but the space agency didn't share any specifics.


 



 

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