Abstract

VIOLATES COMPUTER SECURITY FOR LITTLE REASON BEYOND MALICIOUSNESS OR FOR PERSONAL GAIN

Rajesh Kumar, Dr. G.P. Singh

018-023

Vol: 1, Issue: 4, 2011

Illicit tempering of computer systems (computer misuse) takes many forms and the most common are probably hacking and computer viruses. Hacking generally refers to activity of gaining unauthorized access to a computer system or network. Computer viruses generally refer to programs which replicate themselves, delete stored information or alter the stored information from the infected computer. Hacking is often the first step in a computer misuse instance. Once a hacker has managed to gain unauthorized entry to a computer system he or she can then try to reprogram the system, delete or modify the data contained therein.

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