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ISPP Chapter 11

Information Systems Ethics and Computer Crime

Information Age to a time where knowledge and information became a ‘currency’ in society in which it was traded, exchanged, sold and bought
Digital Divide The gap between individuals who are computer literate and with access to information sources such as the internet versus those who aren't computer literate and don’t have access to vast sources of information.
4 Computer Ethical Debates • Information Privacy • Information Accuracy • Information Property • Information Accessibility
Identity Theft The act of stealing another person's personal identification information for illegitimate purposes such as stealing money or to run up debts.
4 Steps to Maintaining Privacy Online • Avoid having cookies left on your machine • Use caution regading confirmation emails • Choose websites monitored by independent organisations • Visit sites anonymously
Cybersquatting The practice of registering a domain name and later reselling it
Digital Rights Management (DRM) Technology solution to control digital content and its distrubtion
Computer Crime Using a computer to commit an illegal act
Computer Forensics Use of formal investigative techniques to evaluate digital information
Hackers People who gain unauthorised access into computer systems
Crackers Hackers with the intention of doing damage
Honeypots Created to be entice illegitimate activity which stores their patterns and behavior in order to counteract it
Software Privacy the view where companies expect you to pay for their software, but now bootleg and distribute to others
Malware Malicious Software designed to damage or steal information.
Internet Hoaxes false messages that is circulated online containing an innocence message, resulting in damage to your system, stolen information, scamming money out of you etc
Cyber Harassment the threatening, obscenity and insulting of others through computer technology.
Cyberwar an organized attempt by a country’s military to disrupt or destroy information and communication of another country’s systems
Cyberterrorism organized by individuals and organized groups, usually to steal information or to intimidate government organizations to attain their goals.
8 Ways of Cyberterrorism • Information sharing and gathering • Information dissemination • Data mining • Fundraising • Recruitment • Networking • Planning and co-ordination • Location monitoring
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