By Ryan Singel
August 26, 2008
Viruses intended to steal passwords and send them to a remote server
infected laptops in the International Space Station in July, NASA
And according to NASA, this wasn't the first infection.
"This is not the first time we have had a worm or a virus," NASA
spokesman Kelly Humphries said. "It's not a frequent occurrence, but
this isn't the first time."
That suggests that even in the future where space travel becomes an
experience to complain about, rather than get dressed up for, computer
viruses will still be tagging along uninvited.
NASA downplayed the news, calling the virus mainly a "nuisance" that was
on non-critical space station laptops used for things like e-mail and
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