Computer Crime


It's the weekend, you have nothing to do so you decide to
play around on your computer. You turn it on and then start up, you
start calling people with your modem, connecting to another world,
with people just like you at a button press away. This is all fine
but what happens when you start getting into other peoples computer
files. Then it becomes a crime, but what is a really,
obviously it involves the use of a computer but what are these crimes.
Well they are: Hacking, Phreaking, & Software Piracy.
To begin I will start with Hacking, what is hacking. Hacking is
basically using your computer to "Hack" your way into another. They
use programs called scanners ...

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in computer crimes that
take the form of trespassing, invasion of privacy, or vandalism.
Quite often they are mearly out for a fun and games evening, and they
get entangled in the illegal use of their machines without realizing
the full import of what they are doing" , I have a hard time believing
that so lets see what a "hacker" has to say about what he does "Just
as they were enthraled with their pursuit of information, so are we.
The thrill of the hack is not in breaking the law, it's in the pursuit
and capture of knowledge." , as you can see the "hacker" doesn't go
out to do destroy things although some do. It's in the pursuit of
knowledge. Of course this is still against the law. But where did all
of this start, MIT is where hacking started the people there would
learn and explore computer systems all around the world. In the views
of professional hacking is like drugs or any other addictive
substance, it's an addiction for the ...

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and mostly illegal ways in
order to not pay for some sort of telecommunications bill,
order, transfer, or other service. It often involves usage of
highly illegal boxes and machines in order to defeat the
security that is set up to avoid this sort of happening.
[fr'eaking]
v. 2. A person who uses the above methods of destruction and
chaos in order to make a better life for all. A true phreaker
will not go against his fellows or narc on people who have
ragged on him or do anything termed to be dishonourable to
phreaks.
[fr'eek]
n. 3. A certain code or dialup useful in the action of being a
phreak. (Example: "I hacked a new metro phreak last night.")"
The ...

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