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Thesis The security and privacy of all computer users has been compromised by the advancement of computer technology As the complexity and potential of computers computer hardware and computer software increases so is seen a steady increase in the loss of privacy and security of all computer users ranging from home users and reaching as far as the corporate sector As technology advances at incredible speeds it is widely believed that every eighteen months technology doubles in speed capacity or efficiency while reducing its physical size by half Every generation knows more about computers than the previous and at much earlier ages The advent of the Internet has led to a new generation and genre of crime known as computer crime Such crimes include fraud theft eavesdropping privacy infringement etc Many crimes of these types have been committed in the last fifteen years some of which recorded losses in excess of ten million dollars Huge corporations like Southern Bell Microsoft Motorola and NEC have been the victims of computer crime despite the precautions and safety measures that were in place Such staggering facts lead to the question if it has not already when will technology go too far in enabling the invasion of societys privacy and security Introduction In modern society computers play a key role Day by day more and more of what society uses interacts with and relies on is a computer itself or a part of a larger computer unseen to the human eye Banks traffic signals phones some modern cars the Internet and many others all rely on computers to manage and govern day-by-day operations As society becomes part of those operations so do societys demographics When logged on to the Internet the users in essence expose themselves and their personal information to all other users of the Internet and Zdjelar 2 often become victims of computer crime Fortunately the majority of the users of the Internet is not interested
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