Navigation Links
Epilepsy Foundation Takes Action Against Hackers
Date:3/31/2008

LANDOVER, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation's quick reaction to a recent attack by hackers on one of its online forums raises awareness of the need for Web security for some health organizations. On Easter weekend, the Epilepsy Foundation -- and those who use its online forums for help, support, suggestions and camaraderie -- came under attack by people who posted rapidly flashing images to cause serious injury and harm. The type of epilepsy that causes people to experience seizures upon seeing flashing or flickering images is photosensitive epilepsy.

Barrages of messages are oftentimes problematic for electronic venues, but nothing more than a nuisance, or a potential embarrassment if pornographic images are included in the attacks. But for people with epilepsy, rapidly flashing text or images can cause actual harm to the person viewing the material, because such flashing or flickering objects can bring on seizures, or seizure-like activity.

"This was clearly an act of vandalism with the intent to harm people, and we shut the attack down immediately," said Eric R. Hargis, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "We've established deterrents in the system to prevent similar incidences."

The Epilepsy Foundation has been on the forefront of efforts to prevent this type of seizure. Three years ago the organization assembled a group of experts on photic- and pattern-induced seizures and released its recommendations for preventing seizures provoked by dynamic light and imaging sources such as television, videogames, Web sites, motion pictures and other media.

More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy (approximately one in every 100); while about 3 percent of those people have photosensitive epilepsy. Photosensitive epilepsy has been in the news increasingly over the last few years because it has triggered seizures in people in newsworthy ways, including recently when a logo animation
'/>"/>

SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Some Epilepsy Patients Are Good Candidates for Surgery
2. Ovation further advances development pipeline with new phase III epilepsy study
3. A childs IQ could be affected by maternal epilepsy
4. Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants
5. Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism
6. Lamotrigine May Reduce Epilepsy Seizures
7. Childhood epilepsy research offers new hope for seizure control
8. Epilepsy drugs may cause sexual disorders
9. Quality of life study examines burden of epilepsy
10. Epilepsy-induced brain cell damage prevented in the laboratory
11. Epilepsy genes may cancel each other
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive ... selected by TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel ... in the world for their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. ... . The website is home to millions of unbiased and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The Incredible ... Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up to ... has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an ... that it is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that allows ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The federal court overseeing thousands of ... Court, Southern District of West Virginia has upheld a $2 ... first bellwether trial. In an Order dated January 21st, the ... finding that C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help ... is no longer necessary to call an agent or visit ... online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... College of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & ... with L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal ... exercise. 1 , Participants in the double-blind, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3
... back to the cancer communities in the cities visited ... Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering ... of cancer survivorship. The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center conducts ... the art of compassionate healthcare. , The Kenneth B. ...
... instances of Salmonella poisoning linked to a jalapeno pepper in Texas, ... sweating it out over the jalapeno crisis do not have to ... Resource reveals some fiery competition. , ... LENEXA, ...
... of articles and magazine covers talk about retirement, but the fact is ... By 2010, 58 million people--20% of the population--will be 50-64. ... survive and thrive in this challenging PreRetirement life stage? , ... (PRWEB) ...
... of Public Health Confirms Positive Review ... of DNA ... it received a formal letter from the California Department of Public,Health (CDPH) ... letter states that DNA Direct,s tests are,performed only with a physician order ...
... Inc. (Amex: ADK ), an Ohio based long ... refinancing of one of its nursing,homes in Ohio., ... single story nursing home,facility located in Greenfield, Ohio. Recently, ... of the art private bedrooms, along with a new,kitchen, ...
... Foundation to Provide Health Coverage Eligibility Screening and ... Application Assistance to Uninsured, ... wholly funded by WellPoint, Inc., has,awarded The CoverMe Foundation a ... in identifying and assisting uninsured persons,and families in finding and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News: No More Jalapenos? No Problemo! Salmonella-Free Alternatives : No More Jalapenos? No Problemo, yes Poblano! 2Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 2Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 3Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 4Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 5Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 6Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 7Health News:DNA Direct Confirms It Is Operating in Compliance with California State Laboratory Law 2Health News:AdCare Health Systems, Inc. Announces the Refinancing of a Nursing Home in Ohio 2Health News:WellPoint Foundation Awards $2.5 Million Grant to The CoverMe Foundation 2Health News:WellPoint Foundation Awards $2.5 Million Grant to The CoverMe Foundation 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: LIXT), announced that ... of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, is being conducted, has been ... S. Kovach , M.D., the founder and President of Lixte, ... at a single site. Accrual of patients, however, was slower ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... of Directors has approved a share repurchase program. The ... $300 million of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. ... opportunities remain top priorities as we continue to pursue ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held ... into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo ... therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2
... DUBAI, UAE, February 8, 2012 In the ... diabetic; six countries in the MENA region are among the ... include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and ... accounting for 14 percent of its total health care expenditure ...
... 7, 2012  Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical ... a research and collaboration agreement with an unnamed ... Prometheus, proprietary oncology diagnostic platform (CEER) to develop ... The CEER arrays may ultimately be used in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Meeting of the Region's Top Diabetes Experts in Dubai this March 2Prometheus Signs Research & Collaboration Agreement with Leading Worldwide Pharmaceutical Company 2
... of the outstanding features of our Neomax ... Molding Technology. , This manufacturing process allows ... controls the bunching and irritation in the ... wearer. , ,Colors available: Blue, ...
... Flex™ might just be the world's most ... functional support, post-op/rehab support, or both, Flex ... new Accutrac™ ROM hinges control flexion and ... long-term durability while being heat-moldable to accommodate ...
... Donut is a neoprene alternative, constructed ... polyester Lycra Fabric that allows for ... provides for patellar control. Ideal for ... or irritations. Click here to view ...
... of the TROM provides the same easy ... as the full foam TROM, but is ... of use and versatility of the Cool ... following major ligament surgery, meniscal repairs, patella ...
Medicine Products: