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Ensign Esa Darkkdust - Real or Fake? Who knows...

2019-01-10 22:25:22

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((Deck 11, Main Computer Access, USS Atlantis)) :: Esa looked her newest acquaintance over, before relaxing. He was slightly taller than her, which intimidated her slightly, but nevertheless she moved aside to make some room at the console. :: Fiorr: You'll have to bring me up to speed on this one. I was off duty at the time. I take it we were under attack? Darkkdust: That we were. It all happened so quickly that none of us really had time to react. The computer here was deactivated after an internal electromagnetic discharge occurred. It shut itself down to prevent any data loss, but we managed to reboot it quicker than expected. Now we're told there's a virus embedded somewhere in the system. :: She shrugged. :: oO I don't believe this virus even exists. I like to think I would have noticed it the last time I was here. Oo Fiorr: Its always something with the computers isn't it. I believe that is way some wish they still captained an old Earth sea vessel. Just the wind and sails. No computers what so ever. :: Esa laughed at this. She knew a few people back on Earth who insisted on having nothing to do with technology, though she didn't particularly enjoy spending time with them. She was brought up in a house that taught her never to take the gift of technology for granted, but to always seek new ways for applying old methodologies. So much so, she had spent a term in an 8th Grade class in the United States as part of a school exchange, and ended up winning first prize at a science fair for building an old 20st Century PC from scratch. :: Darkkdust: I've always loved computers. I get why people like the simple life, but technology excites me too much. :: She paused, realising she wasn't here to socialise. :: Back to the task at hand, however, I put the computer back into it's original programming mode, circa before it left Utopia Planitia, just so we have a chance to look through everything before bringing it fully back online. Fiorr: Good start. What have you found so far? Are we dealing with a hack from the inside or the outside? :: She wasn't used to working with such experts in computing, so the praise made Esa feel quite giddy inside. :: Darkkdust: From the conversation that I've had with the man who put it there, I think it's probably internal. We had some Quantum Entanglement Communicators on board stealing our security codes, so they might have put something into the computer while we were unaware. Fiorr: Hmmm then let's see what my babies can do, I believe that is why you called for me right? Darkkdust: You're the expert. :: She said with a wink. :: I'm just here to learn from the best! ::Kalos opened the orange box he brought with him and showed her the rods and chips. Some of them marked with skulls, daggers and all kinds of aggressive pictures. :: Fiorr: Let's just say I had a bit of another life before Starfleet. I suggest we start with this one. ::He pointed at a Federation data chip and inserted it into an empty socket. :: Darkkdust: What is it? More importantly, what'll it do to the Computer? Fiorr: It's a virus in a way, it will copy itself onto every file on the computer and send a small virus back to the main file on the computers main drive. It's a good way to keep track of what data is going where. So if we are still having an active link with an outside force we will know. Whether it's a hidden data unit on the ship or elsewhere. Darkkdust: Damn. That's some impressive coding. I'd love to get a look at it sometime. Fiorr: Response Darkkdust: It's hard to hide things on a ship this small. :: She teased. :: I'll find them eventually. :: Fiorr's virus continued to work its magic for a while, copying itself to every file in every directory, appending its own code to the end of each one it came across. It took a good twenty minutes before Esa's mind started to go numb from staring at the screen. :: Darkkdust: I'm starting to think there's nothing here. That our "good friend" Zakaria was just bluffing to try and slow us down. We've not seen anything yet, and we're over half-way through. Thoughts? Fiorr: Response Darkkdust: You have a point, but the flip side of the argument is that every minute we spend without the computer, it reduces our chance of getting Commander Raga back alive. Fiorr: Response _____ Ensign Esa Darkkdust Comm/Ops Officer USS Atlantis - NCC 74682 A239511ED0 10/01/2019 22:24 GMT -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "UFOP: StarBase 118: USS Atlantis" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sb118-atlantis+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sb118-atlantis. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.