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Virus Detected in International Space Station Computer

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or more popularly known as NASA, is the new target of viruses. The space agency has discovered a virus in one of the computers in International Space Station (ISS), as reported by SpaceRef.

The identified virus, technically categorized as W32.Gammima.AG worm, creates a low risk threat to the system, says Symantec, an online security firm. The virus' main objective is to steal passwords of online games and transmits them to its authors.

Moreover, the virus spreads itself by copying on removable media devices such as thumb drives and memory cards. However, it has not caused any serious damage except annoyance.

As per the reports issued by the ISS crew, the virus seems to enter the system through flash card inserted by S...

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