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Acid Flux

Avatar: 6767 Tue Mar 17 11:41:54 -0400 2009
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[Country Kitchen an-
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Level 35 Troll

KYOUBAI IS SUPER-SERIOUS BUSINESS

Hackers’ posts on epilepsy forum cause migraines, seizures

SAN FRANCISCO — Computer attacks typically don’t inflict physical pain on their victims.

But in a rare example of an attack apparently motivated by malice rather than money, hackers recently bombarded the Epilepsy Foundation’s Web site with hundreds of pictures and links to pages with rapidly flashing images.

The breach triggered severe migraines and near-seizure reactions in some site visitors who viewed the images. People with photosensitive epilepsy can get seizures when they’re exposed to flickering images, a response also caused by some video games and cartoons.

The attack happened when hackers exploited a security hole in the foundation’s publishing software that allowed them to quickly make numerous posts and overwhelm the site’s support forums.

Within the hackers’ posts were small flashing pictures and links — masquerading as helpful — to pages that exploded with kaleidoscopic images pulsating with different colors.

“They were out to create seizures,” said Ken Lowenberg, senior director of Web and print publishing for the foundation.

He said legitimate users are no longer able to post animated images to the support forum or create direct links to other sites, and it is now moderated around the clock. He said the FBI is investigating the breach.

Security experts said the attack highlights the dangers of Web sites giving visitors great freedom to post content to different parts of the site.

In another recent attack, hackers exploited a simple coding vulnerability in Sen. Barack Obama’s Web site to redirect users visiting the community blogs section to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s official campaign site.

The hackers who infiltrated the Epilepsy Foundation’s site didn’t appear to care about profit. The harmful pages didn’t appear to try to push down code that would allow the hacker to gain control of the victims’ computers, for instance.

“I count this in the same category of teenagers who think it’s funny to put a cat in a bag and throw it over a clothesline — they don’t realize how cruel it is,” said Paul Ferguson, a security researcher at antivirus software maker Trend Micro Inc. “It was an opportunity waiting to happen for some mean-spirited kid.”

In a similar attack this year, a piece of malicious code was released that disabled software that reads text aloud from a computer screen for blind and visually impaired people. That attack appeared to have been designed to cripple the computers of people using illegal copies of the software, researchers said.

Idea for a new forum?

Macks

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I want to **** you like an ANIMAL!!!!

team shortbus was pwning forums 2 years ago

Acid Flux

Avatar: 6767 Tue Mar 17 11:41:54 -0400 2009
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[Country Kitchen an-
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Level 35 Troll

KYOUBAI IS SUPER-SERIOUS BUSINESS

Er, I wasn’t commenting that this was a new event, simply that it is the first recorded time that an injury other than mental or psychological was inflicted by the disruption of a chat forum. Has TSB ever caused actual physical harm over the internet?

BirdofPrey

Avatar: 2037 Sun May 10 02:46:48 -0400 2009
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 10 Troll

I lick her up afterwards (After her great times session too! Yum!)

once i killed a man with internet

PhilANThropi-
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 10 Troll

****ing fatties and loving it since he was a teen

YEAH I’VE KILLED A FEW PEOPLE WITH THE INTERNET

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
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[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

Forum: Ayn Rands. Non-RP.

PhilANThropi-
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 10 Troll

****ing fatties and loving it since he was a teen

MC Banhammer Posted:

Forum: Ayn Rands. Non-RP.

Oops.

Acid Flux

Avatar: 6767 Tue Mar 17 11:41:54 -0400 2009
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[Country Kitchen an-
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Level 35 Troll

KYOUBAI IS SUPER-SERIOUS BUSINESS

Heh, that actually made me laugh.

Macks

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[Team Shortbus]

Level 7 Troll

I want to **** you like an ANIMAL!!!!

TSB has caused people to attempt suicide.

Over the internet.

Not RPing. Log in to see images!

BirdofPrey

Avatar: 2037 Sun May 10 02:46:48 -0400 2009
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 10 Troll

I lick her up afterwards (After her great times session too! Yum!)

Macks Posted:

TSB has caused people to attempt suicide.

Over the internet.

Not RPing. Log in to see images!

this is true. obviously “she” isn’t the most mentally healthy person *extreme understatement* but still… Log in to see images!

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
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[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

Macks Posted:

TSB has caused people to attempt suicide.

Over the internet.

Not RPing. Log in to see images!

That’s… an actual crime. In some places. Like New York (at least it was in 1964). And Russia. And possibly 2/3 of the US.

I’m not sure that anything good can come of this thread.

BirdofPrey

Avatar: 2037 Sun May 10 02:46:48 -0400 2009
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 10 Troll

I lick her up afterwards (After her great times session too! Yum!)

MC Banhammer Posted:

That’s… an actual crime. In some places. Like New York (at least it was in 1964). And Russia. And possibly 2/3 of the US.

I’m not sure that anything good can come of this thread.

laffo

honestly, she was probably lying anyway. big attention whore

BirdofPrey

Avatar: 2037 Sun May 10 02:46:48 -0400 2009
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 10 Troll

I lick her up afterwards (After her great times session too! Yum!)

he*

Macks

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[Team Shortbus]

Level 7 Troll

I want to **** you like an ANIMAL!!!!

you forgot donutzeke

****, there’s probably more too, I just can’t remember

I’ll bet the red40.org admin killed herself

BirdofPrey

Avatar: 2037 Sun May 10 02:46:48 -0400 2009
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 10 Troll

I lick her up afterwards (After her great times session too! Yum!)

Macks Posted:

you forgot donutzeke

****, there’s probably more too, I just can’t remember

I’ll bet the red40.org admin killed herself

she overdosed on red40 Log in to see images!

Macks

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[Team Shortbus]

Level 7 Troll

I want to **** you like an ANIMAL!!!!

BirdofPrey Posted:

she overdosed on red40 Log in to see images!

I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THE PROBLEM OF RED 40 IN SCHOOL LUNCHES WITH THIS BOARD. MY CHILDREN AGES 5 AND 8 HAVE BEEN COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL EVERY DAY AND ACTING VERY HYPERACTIVE, YELLING, SCREAMING ETC. AFTER ELIMINATING SUGAR AND HFCS FROM THEIR DIETS, I HAVE NARROWED THE PROBLEM DOWN TO THE RED DYE NUMBER 40 IN THE PUNCH THAT IS SERVED IN THEIR SCHOOL’S LUNCH. HOW CAN I APPROACH THEIR SCHOOL BOARD ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. THANKS.

PS CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME RECIPES FOR PUDDING WITHOUT RED 40 THANK YOU.

SINCERELY

RACHAEL BERNSTIEN

kittiejenn

Avatar: 18080 2011-11-01 00:29:42 -0400
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[Backdoor Amigos]

Level 35 Emo Kid

So damn naughty it wraps back around to nice.

Very interesting.

____

Avatar: 143340 Fri Mar 27 18:24:34 -0400 2009
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Level 35 Troll

“Problem Child IV”

I have got nothing against trolling and such. I even dare think it’s quite healthy for some people, so they learn to think, judge, anger management, etc.

But causing seizures? That’s just mean.

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