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Computer crime started as early as the 1960s One form of a computer crime is phreaking Phreaking consisted of using a telephone to make long distance phone calls for free A guy named John Draper discovered this and called it phone phreaking He went by the alias Capn Crunch because he found out that the whistles in Capn Crunch cereal made a 2600 hertz tone When you blew into the phone with whistle it would connect you to a line so you could make long distance calls It mainly worked on payphones and when you used the whistle you didnt have to pay for the call Some of the computer crime today consists of stealing Most hackers do it for fame others do it for money One form of stealing is stealing of passwords You can steal some ones password by shoulder surfing or piggy-backing You find out there password then steal their card from them later Another form of stealing is stealing of credit card numbers You could steal some ones credit card number and not even need the card You could then order things mail order with out their consent The term hacker was first used in the 1960s to describe college students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who couldnt get enough of computers Back then there were no desktop computers They had to wait for time on the few computers available According to most people this is the definition of a hacker One who is an expert at operating a computer The term has come to mean one who enters a computer system without authorization A lot of hackers access other places via Internet The Internet is held up by three OC3 lines These lines are the Internet backbone They send information back and forth at 10 megabytes a second The Internet was developed in the 1980s More then half of all the computers connected to the Internet are linked via
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