More on ISS Virus

Computer virus in space - NASA astronauts get hit, Economic Times
Stowaway computer virus sent into orbit, Times Online
Password Stealing Worm Catches NASA Napping, InternetNews
Virus Found On Computer In Space Station, Information Week

Reports: Laptop infected with virus on space station, USA Today

"A laptop on the International Space Station is infected with a virus, according to SpaceRef, a website that covers the space program."

Virus Infects Space Station Laptops (Again), Wired

"NASA declined to name the virus, but SpaceRef.com, which broke the story, reported that the worm was W32.Gammima.AG worm -- a worm first detected in August 2007 that installs software that steals credentials for online games."

NASA: Laptops aboard ISS infected with virus, Xinhuanet

NASA is currently reviewing the incident and may make procedural recommendations based on its findings, SpaceRef.com reported, suggesting that a flash card or USB drive brought on board by an astronaut may have been the source of the laptop infection.

Game-playing astronauts infect NASA computers with virus, Scientific American

The possible source, according to SpaceRef.com: a software download, a personal flash card or USB storage device. The site also reports that some laptops used in the ISS lack virus protection and detection software.

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