NASA has confirmed that a computervirus has been carried aboard the ISS in a laptop computer. The malicious virus steals computer passwords and is called W32.Gammima.AG and was hiding inside laptops brought to the station in July.
NASA says operations of the station have not been affected and describe the virus infection as nothing more than a nuisance. An investigation has been launched into how the stations security systems were breached.
The virus steals passwords and usernames -- often associated with online games -- and sends them back to a central computer. If I were the designer of the virus, I would be very nervous right now. Infecting a space station could end up landing the author in Guantanamo.
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Miranda Lambert nominated for 9 CMA Awards this Year
Miranda Lambert showed her soft side for a 7 year old fan with cancer. She kept wiping her tears off when she sang “Over You” for a 7 year old cancer patient in Texas on Saturday. And she was also nominated for 9 CMA awards this year.
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