no surprise space bound laptops infected

Very funny story this morning about laptops sent up to the ISS being infected with a worm whose job is to find online gaming credentials and send them back to the mother ship - not another space ship mind you, just some hackers in China.

Here is the most sophisticated piece of human engineering, delivering people to outer space, and some astronaut can simply break down the whole thing by bringing a simple USB memory stick! This little infection is merely a nuisance, but incredible how lax procedures for I.T security can be on something as sensitive, do you think a lot of I.T departments do much better?

Some advice NASA? Use linux ;-)


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