Space Station Infected With W32.Gammima.AG Worm

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With a US$30 Billion dollars invested in the International Space Station, don’t you think NASA and the Russian Gov’t could pony up a couple of bucks to install antivirus software on the laptops and other computers?

Apparently they don’t, but are doing so now. Seems the ISS found itself infected with the W32.Gammima.AG worm.

W32.Gammima is a worm that spreads through removable media and steals information related to the MapleStory online game. This particular infection was in fact found on a compact flash card brought aboard by one of the astronauts.

The worm monitors Internet Explorer and steals the following information:

  • Accounts and passwords to the MapleStory online game
  • Role and item information in the game

The stolen information is sent to the author via email and HTTP

Systems Affected by this worm: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000


HTC Keeps Hopes Alive for us Non-Touchscreen Faithful


Though well-known for its “TouchFLO” enhancements to Windows Mobile, HTC has not abandoned non-touchscreen phones. Windows for Devices has details on the newly announced, candybar-style “S740″ runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, and includes GPS, WiFi, plus an FM radio.

I for one welcome more candybar mobiles like my Pantech Duo I bought this Spring.

Gadgets / Devices

The Ultimate DM Screen

Fat Dragon Games brings you the ULTIMATE GM Screen for just US$8.99 at

This screen has two dice towers (one rolls towards the players, one towards the DM), a secret compartment for hiding minis from your players, a pen/pencil holder and a shelf for minis.

GM Screen

Games, RPG

Top 50 Hottest SciFi Girls

This is a well rounded list of at as they attempt the near impossible which is to identify the hottest women of scifi. They have everyone from T’Pol of Enterprise to Colonel Wilma Deering from Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century to Yori of Tron.

After you’ve gone through that list, check out my own work in progress this year called “The Women Of Sci-Fi And Their Provocative Poses“, so far we have:

Hottest scifi women

Stumble of the Day

More Cracks in the Google Facade?


Harry McCracken from Technologizer joins the “one trick pony” train mentioned the other day, but he does it by talking about GOOG’s Knol that was announced last year but went public last month. If you’re not familiar with it, Knol is GOOG’s version of Wikipedia.

What he found and what it means is worth reading if you follow the behemoth of the web.