Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer

Wired Reports: "Internet griefers descended on an epilepsy support message board last weekend and used JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users.

The nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation, which runs the forum, briefly closed the site Sunday to purge the offending messages and to boost security."

There is no defense against an attack like this unless you turn off all scripting and other browser technologies like Flash. Although by doing this you will disable most or all the functionality of popular web sites.
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