Loose Technology

Essay by rocky4u_023 August 2005

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What is a hacker one may ask? He doesn't wear a stocking mask over his face, nor does he break a window to get into your house. He doesn't hold a gun to your head, nor does he go through your personal possessions. Considering the situation, he recognized just the way a thief is recognized. But one strange thing about this thief is that you'll never be able to see him, although you may not even realize right away that he's the one that robbed you. This thief is a computer hacker and he enters your home via your computer, which allows him to access your personal information. Amazing huh!!

It's very difficult to imagine that any person in today's technological oriented world could function without computers. Personal computers (Pc's) are linked to business computers and financial networks, and they are all are linked together via the Internet or other networks.

As computer becomes more and more popular and important to our society, we can use computers everywhere and they are very useful and helpful to our daily lives. The extreme speeds and accuracy of computer has made people felt confident and reliable. Considering the population in the United States and throughout the world, there are more then a hundred millionth electronic messages that travel through cyberspace (internet) every day, and every piece of information is stored on a computer that is very vulnerable to attack. On any personal computers there are many important information or data are saved in the computer. Things such as: your diary, the financial statements of a company, or maybe something that is very secret which only the intelligence of the military or FBI department can read. A lot of important information can be found in the memory of computer. So, knowing the...