Computer Information Systems

The media is full of stories about malicious computer programs damaging computers, criminals stealing people’s identities online, and attacks on corporate websites that have brought major corporations to a standstill. These are examples of cybercrime.
Cybercrime is any criminal action perpetrated primarily through the use of a computer. The existence of cybercrime means that computer users must take precautions to protect themselves.
Cybercriminals are individuals who use computers, networks, and the Internet to perpetrate crime. Anyone with a computer and the wherewithal to arm himself or herself with the appropriate knowledge can be a cybercriminal.

What can you do to protect your computer?
The chapter talks about white-hat hackers and black-hat hackers. Do you agree that hackers should be categorized based on their intent? Or do you agree that all hacking regardless of intent is illegal? What is your reasoning?

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