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Comments on Hackers Induce Epileptic Seizure Like 'Press Enter'
John Varley suggested this idea a quarter-century ago. I can't believe that people would actually try this. (Read the complete story)

"Something similar was used in ST:TNG to attack the Borg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%2C_Borg "
(Yossi Preminger 3/30/2008 10:30:42 AM)
"There have been various attempts to create a program that could harm the computer that ran it, but this is the first instance I know about that attacks the user of the computer. I don't know if any of these ideas (like a virus that turns off the fan to overheat the CPU, or tries to damage the hard disk by repeated drive operations) are actually true. "
(Bill Christensen 3/30/2008 12:31:48 PM)
"Here's a picture (or some sort of representation) of the virus that Geordi and Data create to infect the Borg.

(Virus created by Geordi and Data to infect the Borg)

The virus appears to be one of ancient lineage, the paradoxical mathematical construct."
(Bill Christensen 3/30/2008 12:40:27 PM)
"I saw that episode. The idea was to present the Borg with a paradoxical object that would harm them as they tried to understand it."
(Justin 3/31/2008 1:49:42 PM)
"Also remind me of Snowcrash, the Virus/drug in Neil Stevenson's novel with the same name. Da5id and other programmers were actually effected by visuals presented to them on their computer screens. Slightly different, but along the same lines. "
(Meditating Bear 4/3/2008 9:25:07 AM)
"I really appreciate your site. Thank you for your insights and guidance. "
(Morgan Thillet  7/25/2011 11:09:54 AM)

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