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Windows 7: Even the space station has been infected by malware, claims Kaspersky


12 Nov 2013   #1

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Even the space station has been infected by malware, claims Kaspersky

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The charismatic securityware businessman went on to claim that even machines on the International Space Station had been affected by malware, after - unnamed - cyber nasties were carried there on removable media by Russian astronauts.

"Scientists, from time to time, they are coming to space with USBs which are infected. I'm not kidding," he insisted. "I was talking to Russian space guys and they said from time to time there are virus epidemics in the space station."
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12 Nov 2013   #2

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On a Science program, the anti-virus-hacker problem is so bad and so dangerous they have PhD's working on a light beam filter.
I'm not sure on that stuff, but it's designed to keep hackers out. Another one is designed to let the House know when there's a Bogey working on the site.
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12 Nov 2013   #3

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The charismatic securityware businessman went on to claim that even machines on the International Space Station had been affected by malware, after - unnamed - cyber nasties were carried there on removable media by Russian astronauts.

"Scientists, from time to time, they are coming to space with USBs which are infected. I'm not kidding," he insisted. "I was talking to Russian space guys and they said from time to time there are virus epidemics in the space station."
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Maybe if they wrap the space station and everything inside it in tin foil?
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15 Nov 2013   #4

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If I understood properly the space station was infected from a USB thumb drive. The question would be if one allows someone to use outside hardware and plug into a system why wasn't it checked before hand to make sure it was clean?.

My understanding is some systems infection are inside jobs. If a company or government doesn't protect themselves from
human spies the security isn't good enough. If a system is never connected to the internet doesn't mean it's a safe system.
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15 Nov 2013   #5

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I read it was a Russian cosmonaut who infected the station. Not sure if their security is as tight as the US's. A Guy

Edit, it was XP

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According to a report on ExtremeTech, in 2008 a Windows XP laptop was brought onto the ISS by a Russian astronaut infected with the W32.Gammima.AG worm.

This rapidly spread to other laptops on the spacecraft which were running Windows XP.

Mr Kaspersky said this highlights the threat of cyber attacks even when a system isn't connected to the internet.
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