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Is this a new virus, or are virus scanners just slow to catch it?

After two different people sent me suspicious links via MSN, I decided to fire up a virtual machine and visit one of them. The link led to a file, which I uploaded to virustotal.com. The results? Only 11 of the 39 virus scanners tested recognized the file!

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Viruses in outer space

The BBC reported yesterday that a computer virus has been found on a laptop in the International Space Station. Normally I wouldn’t think twice about such a headline; computer viruses are found everywhere, so it was only a matter of time before one would show up in space. No vital systems were infected, so it’s [...]

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