News Virus-ladened laptops aboard ISS

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  1. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Haha I bet they're playing WoW or Eve up there!
     
  3. Seraphim2150

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    Probably EVE i guess
     
  4. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    i'm intruiged to find out what the ping times would be like in orbit... i bet they're still better than mine when limewire's on
     
  5. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    clearly they are dl pr0n :)
     
  6. Gunsmith

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  7. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    What worries me is that they use Windows up there ;)
     
  8. Phil Rhodes

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    Now see on a Windows machine, you'd hit the "Life Support" tab to control, well, life support.

    On Linux the relevant settings would be in /etc/what/the/hell/thingy/lifesupport in an undocumented format.

    Personally, I'd rather suckle at the Microsoft teat than suffocate while arguing about which distro I'm using on IRC :D
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I read this on another news site, apparently the data that goes between the ISS and the ground is filtered/scanned/whatevered on the ground anyway.

    I can't imagine they give a huge toss to be honest :B
     
  10. dr-strangelove

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    That means Heuston already has their WoW account details :D
     
  11. Glider

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    If you don't know what you are talking about, STFU

    PS: you should learn the difference between humor and serieus stuff, smilies serve a purpose...
     
  12. Phil Rhodes

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    I see Glider and the Department of Applied Mediocrity is in full force here once more!

    What say we start a game of Bait the Geek?
     
  13. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Don't worry dude, the likes like you just added a drop more in the bucket... Patience is all you need to have, just for a few days, I'm almost gone...
     
  14. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Oh yes. Very much so. It wouldn't be very good for critical systems to get infected with bugs.

    An interesting fact that not many people realize: the crew does not have internet access. As long as the communications signal is good they can get e-mail, and the laptops are networked to the ground to enable file sharing, but access to the web does not exist on the ISS.

    -monkey
     
  15. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    I imagine that the laptops could have contracted the virus when they were still on terra firma while being prepped for launch into space. Or, heaven forbid, one of the astronauts had a usb flash drive on them that was infected and then they plugged it into the laptops.
     
  16. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    most virus scanners no longer protect you from problems like these as thay change to offen, 99% of the time its there fault thay ran the virus in the first place (oo whats the exe file lets run it)
     
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