Forensics in space?

Two days ago the website told us ‘NASA Discovers Computer Virus Aboard the International Space Station‘. Somehow a computer virus made it to at least one of the Space Station not critical computers. This might seem like a small thing because it wasn’t an important computer. But then again, we all know how dangerous a space virus can be, if you have seen Independence Day of course.

The SpaceRef website states: Theory is virus either in initial software load or possibly transferred from personal compact flash card.

Well, only a theory is not enough, is it? This sounds like a very good reason to do a full forensic investigation. Send an investigator to space, that might be quite a challenging job.

So NASA, if you are looking for a forensic investigator: Just contact us ;)