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Computer abuse: vandalizing the information society

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posted on 2024-06-18, 06:01 authored by SM Furnell, MJ Warren
Examines the damaging effects that malicious computer abuse, such as hacking and viruses, can have on the development of an information-based society. Computing and telecommunications technologies are a key ingredient in the realization of this society, but are increasingly the targets of criminals and mischief makers. Highlights the apparent escalation in computer-abuse incidents, as illustrated by a number of recent surveys, and examines the effects that these may have on the public perception of technology (and, hence, the smooth transition to the information society). Also presents some broad recommendations regarding what can be done to address the problem. This considers both technical measures to help safeguard systems and revised attitudes to computer abuse, to insure that incidents can be dealt with more effectively.

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Journal

Internet research

Volume

7

Pagination

61-66

Location

Bingley, Eng.

ISSN

1066-2243

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

1

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing

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