SpaceRef, the space news website has revealed that a laptop on the ISS has a worm! It’s called – W32.Gammima.AG worm, and it sucks up logon and other typed details before sending the info on to base.
I find it bizarre that with all the computing power available they even feel the need to take laptops into space. All the connectivity they’ll ever need should be there.
And don’t mention the fact that they didn’t use any anti-virus software!
This is further proof that lax data security is endemic in all people. Another tick against ID Cards and centralised database storage of OUR information.