International Space Station Infected By Virus

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NASA confirmed this week that a computer on the International Space Station is infected with a virus.

The malicious software is called W32.TGammima.AG, and technically it’s a worm.

The interesting point, other than how NASA could let this happen, is the way the worm spreads–on USB flash drives.
Malicious software spread by USB flash drives and other removable media takes advantage of a questionable design decision by Microsoft.
Windows is very happy to run a program automatically when a USB flash drive is inserted into a PC.
How convenient, both for end users and for bad guys.

Source : CNET
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-10027754-33.html


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