Ensure Your Space Programs are Tamper-Proof too!

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Picture of International Space Station that itself was infected with a virus. Photo thanks to Wiki Commons

Renowned Russian virus and security expert Eugene Kaspersky revealed recently that a virus had even been discovered on board the  International Space Station – despite them being a million miles from the nearest internet node. Turns out some space astronaut accidentally took along the virus on a USB “thumb” drive for use on one of the many laptops deployed in the space station. See full story from the International Business Times.

The big motto of this story is that you don’t have to be attached to the internet to be infected. So don’t wait to run virus checkers and hope for the best. Mission critical software should all be tamper-proof so that no malware can hook in and cause any damage whatsoever.

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