Trope-a-Day: Holodeck Malfunction

Holodeck Malfunction: Utterly averted, with the possible minor exception of someone using a virtual reality version of a basilisk hack on you, but that’s not a malfunction, that’s deliberately exposing you to something that would be equally bad for you if you perceived it through any other sensory channel.  But, in essence, what sort of idiot engineering gives a VR simulator privileged-channel access to your brain?