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Malware on internation Space Station

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Malware on internation Space Station

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/12/international-space-station-virus-epidemics-malwar...
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Kaspersky, head of security firm Kaspersky labs, revealed at the Canberra Press Club 2013 in Australia that before the ISS switched from Windows XP to Linux computers,
Russian cosmonauts managed to carry infected USB storage devices aboard the station spreading computer viruses to the connected computers.

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In May, the United Space Alliance, which oversees the running of if the ISS in orbit,
migrated all the computer systems related to the ISS over to Linux for security, stability and reliability reasons.

Grin Grin Grin

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Re: Malware on internation Space Station

They do appear to contradict themselves a bit in the article though...
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Russian cosmonauts managed to carry infected USB storage devices aboard the station spreading computer viruses to the connected computers

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The Windows XP-based laptops on the ISS were infected with a virus called W32.Gammima.AG in 2008, after a cosmonaut brought a compromised laptop aboard which spread the malware to the networked computers.
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Re: Malware on internation Space Station

This is a bit more accurate I believe http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/11/stuxnet_hit_russia_claim/ and the video is very interesting
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Re: Malware on internation Space Station

Malware on the space station - frightening thought!
Just imagine if something like this* popped up:

If that were me up there I'd be bricking it.
*made by me for demo purposes. No actual threat intended, offered or implied.
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Re: Malware on internation Space Station

Don't worry.
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In May, the United Space Alliance, which oversees the running of if the ISS in orbit,
migrated all the computer systems related to the ISS over to Linux for security, stability and reliability reasons.

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Only you could come up with a quote like that without a link  Tongue
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