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Virus infects Space Station laptop

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ihrsetrdr

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Reported here. The worm had been identified the bug as W32.Gammima.AG.

Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000.

Tisk tisk...shoulda been using Linux!
 

Mr.Guvernment

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Feb 26, 2003
tisk tisk, should of had virus scanner, or not download alien pron!

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The NASA spokesman declined to identify the malware, saying only that antivirus software had detected it on July 25
 

Mr.Guvernment

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Feb 26, 2003
seems to have happened before, as to why they let people freely use memory cards from camera is beyond me, i would think they would have to go some security checks first to make sure no one is stealing any data.
 

MRD

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Feb 14, 2003
You'd think they could be a bit more thorough on security for something costing us billions of dollars to launch into orbit.
 

The Watcher

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Aug 11, 2008
Why use low performance windows? Maybe spend some money and write ur own OS for a satellite? Tomorrow because of Blue screen sattelite falls on ur head..then what? Very poor choice...maybe decision is by noobs.
 

MRD

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Feb 14, 2003
Yeah, you hardly need a consumer level OS for a satellite. You need something that does very specific tasks yet is simple enough not to trip over itself so much. Most really high security military projects use custom miliary OS's that are very simple and stable and just do one thing, but do it very well.