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WHAT IS COMPUTER CRIME?

Computer crime also known as cyber crime is an act performed by a knowledgeable computer user, sometimes referred to as a hacker that illegally browses or steals a company's or individual's private information. In some cases, this person or group of individuals may be malicious and destroy or otherwise corrupt the computer or data files.


WHAT IS COMPUTER SABOTAGE?

Computer sabotage (also known as cyber sabotage) is recognized as malicious acts that are in the disruption of the normal processes and functions or the destruction or damage of equipment or information. Cyber Sabotage is yet another new wrinkle in the emerging threats from cyberspace

  • WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS?

  • A computer virus is a computer program that can infect other computer programs by modifying them in such a way as to include a (possibly evolved) copy of it. Note that a program does not have to perform outright damage (such as deleting or corrupting files) in order to be called a "virus".

  • WHAT IS A COMPUTER WORM?

  • A computer worm is a self-contained program (or set of programs) that is able to spread functional copies of itself or its segments to other computer systems (usually via network connections). Unlike viruses, worms do not need to attach themselves to a host program.

  • WHAT ARE TROJAN HORSES?

  • A Trojan is a malicious program that is disguised as legitimate software. An attacker can either attach a Trojan to useful software, or he can trick you into thinking the Trojan itself is useful software. Trojans cannot replicate themselves, unlike other types of malware such as viruses or worms.

WHAT IS COMPUTER ABUSE?

Computer abuse is the use of a computer to do something improper or illegal. Examples of computer abuse include: using a computer to expose  personal information such as Social Security numbers, passwords, usernames, etc.

  • WHAT IS CYBER BULLYING?

  • Cyber bullying is a form of bullying using electronic means. It has become totally common in the social networks, especially among teenagers.Cyber bullying is when someone, mostly teens, bully others on social media sites. Harmful bullying behavior can include posting rumors, threats, sexual remarks, a victims personal information and more. Bullying can be identified by repeated behavior and an intent to harm the other through messages, videos, pictures, etc. Victims may have lower self-esteem, increased suicidal idealization, and a variety of emotional responses, including being scared, frustrated, angry, and depressed.

  • WHAT IS SPAM?

  • Spam is unsolicited junk email sent indiscriminately in large amounts, often for commercial purposes. Much of it is sent by botnets, networks of virus-infected computers, complicating the process of tracking down the spammers.


WHAT IS COMPUTER FRAUD?

Computer fraud is one of the acts of using a computer to take or use electronic data, or to gain unlawful use of a computer or system to defraud people

  • WHAT IS A KEYLOGGER?

  • Key logging is the action of recording (logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, typically covertly, so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored. Data can then be retrieved by the person operating the logging program. A key logger can be either software or hardware

  • WHAT IS PHISHING?

  • Phishing is the illegal attempt to obtain sensitive and personal information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, often for malicious reasons from the people, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.  

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