Computer Crime


I

Ever since I got my first computer. I have enjoyed working on them. I have
learned a tremendous amount of trouble shooting. With my recent computer I have
come across computer crime. I got interested in hacking, prhreaking, and salami
slicing. But before I go to far, I need to learn more about it like the
consequences? One question in mind is what crimes are their and what kind of
things you can do with them? I would like to find out why people do thesis
things? I would also like to learn the laws against all computer crime?

II

Today\'s computer society has brought a new form of crime. There are those
"hackers" who break their way into computers to learn the system or get
information. I found out in the book Computer Crime written by Judson, Karen:
That "Salami Slicers" steal small amounts of money from many bank customers this
adding up to a great deal of money. I also read about phone phreaks more known
as "Phreakers." They steal long distance phone services. Phreakers commit many
other crimes against phone companies.

In the book Computer Crime it states, most people commit thesis crimes, because
they where carious and wanted to explore the system. All they want to do is
exploit systems not destroy it. It is purely intellectual. I know one reason
is that is can be very rewarding. Hackers are drawn to computers for the
aninymity they allow. They feel powerful and can do anything. Hackers can be
there own person out side the real world.

I found out Arizona was the first state to pass a law against computer crime, in
1979. In 1980 the U.S. copyright act was amended to include soft ware. I found
out that in 1986 a computer farad abuse act was passed. This act was made to
cover over any crime or computer scheme that was missed with any former laws.
Violations to any of thesis laws are a maxim of five years in prison and a
$250,000 fine.

III

With my computer I can do lots of these things but choose not to. Because I
know that if you know computers you can do much more like carious wise. If you
know computers you set for the future. I\'m not saying I don\'t have fun with my
computer I like causing a little trouble every now and then. Well I piety much
covered the motives and intentions behind the most common computer crimes. I
explained the laws and punishments for committing thesis crimes. I hope I
cleared things up for you elutriate computer people, and gave you a more
understanding of the things that can be done. As you have red you can see that
computers can and are more dangerous than guns.

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