Thursday, March 22, 2012

Computer uses: Advantages and Disadvantages

Computer and its effect on our daily lives has its advantages and disadvatages:

  • It helps automate various tasks that cannot be done manually.
  • It helps organize data and information in a better way and it has much more computing and calculating power than human.
  • It may be the storage of important data and files.

  • It may damage your studies and social life.
  • The way it distracts can deviate our thoughts and activities towards unproductive activities.
  • It could cause violation of privacy.

Computer crime is the criminal activities that are committed on the internet which includes plotting a virus, hacking someone else’s computer and stealing data.  Today the internet is growing very rapidly and it has both advantages and disadvantages. Computer crime or Cybercrime is one of the major disadvantages.  Computer Crime can be categorized into different types. Computer crimes targets computer devices or computer network directly and also targets independent computer devices or computer networks. This type of cyber crimes are identity theft, scams, stalking, fraud, and hacking. This paper generates the insight about the overall rise in losses occurring from the computer fraud.  The main focus of this paper is to describe the types of computer crimes and its effect on individuals and businesses. This study focuses the extent of cyber stalking, victimizing, and the regulation of business on the internet.

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