Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

Computers in Space Can Still Get a Virus

16. Computers in Space Can Still Get a Virus

Computers in space are connected to the internet. So that means even if space, you can still get a virus. The 52 onboard computers that control everything on the ISS have been infected by viruses several times in fact.

The first one was the W32.Gammima.AG virus, which started spreading by stealing passwords to video games on Earth. It didn’t cause any issues but was a bit of “nuisance” according to N.A.S.A. Now, what game were they playing up there?

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