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an episode or onset of illness.
anxiety attack panic attack.
heart attack
1. popular term for myocardial infarction.
2. any of various types of acute episodes of ischemic heart disease.
panic attack an episode of acute intense anxiety, with symptoms such as pounding or racing heart, sweating, trembling or shaking, feelings of choking or smothering, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, feelings of unreality, and chills or hot flashes. It is the essential feature of panic disorder and other anxiety disorders as well as other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.
transient ischemic attack see transient ischemic attack.
vagal attack (vasovagal attack) see vasovagal attack.
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A sudden illness or an episode or exacerbation of chronic or recurrent illness.
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An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.

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Vox populi An episode or event of abrupt onset. See Crack attack, Drop attack, Fatty food attack, Gallbladder, Panic attack, Sleep attack, Transient ischemic attack.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A sudden illness or an episode or exacerbation of chronic or recurrent illness.
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This is done in order to: obtain information about an increase in the response times of potentially vulnerable processes; by loading the system with an atypical flow, it is expected to summon the destabilization of the processes that are in process, to exploit it and create a new vulnerability that could potentially be exploited to deepen the attack vector.
The sparse attack vector is represented as follows.
[a.sub.m]).sup.T] be an attack vector representing the malicious data added to the original measurement vectorz = [([z.sub.1], [z.sub.2],....., [z.sub.m]).sup.T].
As mentioned earlier, the attack vector for protected meters would be zero.
Attack vectors can be found in seemingly innocuous places, too.
Second, our continuous growth to actively thwart not only today's cyber threats, but the attack vectors criminals are using as well."
Portable Media Security: By extensively scanning any portable media such as USB sticks, CDs and DVDs for malware before they are allowed to connect to the secure network, as well as applying security policies to limit allowed file types and media devices, the portable media attack vector can be significantly minimized.
Once you fortify your crown jewels, you must determine how to protect against the low-tech attack vectors. One way to do this is through an incentivized and targeted security awareness program that includes regular, enterprise-wide security testing.
Many equate DDoS with only a volumetric attack vector. This is not surprising, as these high bandwidth-consuming attacks are easier to identify, and defend against with antiDDoS solutions.
"The IoE represents a whole new attack vector that we believe criminals will already be looking for ways to exploit," according to the Europol threat assessment.
Performing a cursory 6th degree intelligence assessment of some of these providers revealed several network adjacent hosts with high-concern indicators of compromise that could potentially leverage the third-party resource as an attack vector into the primary customer set.
Analysts with Lookout Mobile Security have found websites that have been hacked to deliver malicious software to devices running Android, an apparent new attack vector crafted for the mobile operating system.