ET Could Hack SETI.
November 24, 2003 9:43 AM Subscribe
ET Could Hack SETI. SETI
, which uses down time on the computers of thousands of volunteers to search for intelligent signals from space, has a potential problem—besides information, a broadcast to us from an alien intelligence could also carry a computer virus. Leonard David
writes in the main link's space.com article that physicist Richard Carrigan (who works here
) takes it seriously. He thinks SETI should figure out how to decontaminate any signals it receives.
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