A computer system is a collection of hardware and software components designed to provide an effective tool for computation. Computer system are used in every walk of life to assist us in the various tasks we perform. The wide availability of the internet has enhance the use of computer for information sharing and communication. Computer system allows us to store, process, display and communicate information. In any modern computer system even a simple one, in general needs several different programs in order to accomplish its various functions.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Computer Hacking

In the 1960s, hackers were perceived as skilled computer wizards who curiosity would lead to technological advancement. At that time the term ‘hacker’ was used to describe an individual working with computers who was technically gifted.

Today , a hacker is a person who attempts to breach the security of a computer system by access from the remote point.

Although the term hacker still has both positive and negative connotation, hacking does not. The technical means of hacking have become ever more sophisticated. It refers to the trespassing or accessing of a website without authorization.

Hacking is often defined in terms of individuals who seek to gain ‘unauthorized access’ to computer systems, and the currently broadly accepted view of a hacker is someone who uses specialized knowledge of computer systems to obtain illegal access to them.

Unauthorized entry can led to legal consequences, particularly if a hacker is deliberately violating the website’s right to privacy.

Hacking provides one of the most widely analyzed and debated forms of cybercriminal activity, and serves as an intense focus for pubic concerns about the threat that such activity poses to society.

The use of computer for the purpose of material gain or mischief is a crime and can result in incarceration. 

People who use the internet for illegal purpose have been called ‘cracker’ within the hacker community in order to distinguish them from people who are simply demonstrated their knowledge.
Computer Hacking

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