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Computers and Crime As our technology has greatly advanced over the past 50 years our businesses people and its governments have been greatly affected by this new technology With the vast capabilities of computers the Internet storage capability and the manipulation of data todays world has been changed forever Although the benefits greatly outweigh the disadvantages unless we take a more serious look at this new technology more people will be hurt from businesses families individuals and most importantly our children Even as new technology has created more uses for its users firewalls password protections and new programs to safeguard our children when viewing the Internet our vulnerability increases with our perceived values and reliance on this new technology There are new increased opportunities for the deviant individual than was ever thought of Computer crime started almost 40 years ago with what was called a hacker Since that time computer crime has been expanded to include espionage both industrial and governmental security risks white-collar crime to include disgruntled employees who fix a program or delete certain files from certain programs and from embezzlement Due to the advance technology of computers including advances that are old before they are placed on the market certain criminal enterprises find as many ways that they can use these technologies to advance themselves either for financial gain child pornography are the use of viruses just to show the world that they can do it for fun and kicks or just to hurt anyone Due to the disadvantages of this wondrous technology certain laws are being passed just to try and put a dent in this arena Unfortunately for every one individual you arrest ten more go free even our law enforcement agencies are swamped and at this time there is no light at the end of tunnel The areas to be investigated in this paper are pedophiles hackers how it affects the banking industry software thievery and how it effects
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