Hacking, Piracy and Virus Creation

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Hacking, Piracy and Virus Creation

“In this era of computer advancements and technological breakthroughs Hackers, Computer Pirates and Virus Creators while there actions are similar there motives can differ, Shamus Ford reports.”

In today’s society computer crimes such as Hacking, Computer Piracy and Virus Creation are on the rise. The internet is the most common place computer crimes occur with 77% of attacks occurring via the internet while 33% from an internal system. There are a variety of motives for computer crimes. Research conducted by the Computer Crime Research Center on march 10th 2004 http://www.crime-research.org/news/10.03.2004/126/ states that the main goals and motives of computer criminals are as follows: profit -
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This is not the only way viruses can travel however, there are many formats available such as self replicating over the Local Area Network (LAN), or on removable memory such as floppy disks, CD’s, or USB drives. Why are Computer viruses created? Virus can be written to prove to people that you are a good programmer however more often then not they are written for criminals to con people out of there personal information, steel money from banks electronically etc.

In conclusion in this ever increasing world of technology, more and more computer crimes are being committed. How ever there are ways to prevent your self from being hacked or your system being infected with viruses such methods are to avoid suspicious sites, don’t download illegal software, have an up-to-date anti-virus and firewall. While these suggestions will protect you from virus and hackers it dose not solve the issue of software piracy. There are many ways software company’s can reduce software piracy such as reducing cots of product, online validation, publish your own fake pirated version of your software that informs the police of who downloaded it. All in all, the cyber world is vast and no one can be every where at once so if you’re smart enough you’ll survive.

Bibliography
BSA and IDC, Piracy Impact Study: the economic Benefits of reducing software piracy, www.bsa.org/piracyimpact, 4/11/2010
BSA, Software Piracy on the Internet: A Threat To Your Security, www.bsa.org,
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