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Michael Cobb 2/16/09 Dr. Holt Paper 1 Paper 1 Question 1 The internet is a necessity in our world today, and it took only a decade for it to go completely mainstream in the public sector. As of rate now 96 percent of the globe is connected to the internet and with that high percentage also comes a rising percentage of crimes that involve the ever so growing internet. Criminals have moved in to cyberspace area from their old criminal target the streets. Criminals have taken over the internet in a way not like a hostage situation but in a way more like a dark alleyway in a city. They lay and wait for someone to come by them unsecure and open and take advantage of that exploit and take their identity, credit card numbers, or even control of their computer to help spread a virus to mass public. The reason why people are getting targeted on the internet now more than ever is because we now rely on the internet to handle things that use to be done in person, like paying bills, credit cards, and shopping. College students are also using the internet for various things like research for papers, online test, contacting professors, email, personal websites, digital documents, SPSS, and PDF files for class readings. All of these things are needed to successfully complete any type of education in college, and the internet is the most import resource for any college student, whether it’s used to send an email, get readings from online, or getting a hold of your professors. The internet is a part of every college student’s life now, and because of that they are at risk for crimes committed in cyberspace. As a student you never think of anything happening to you on the internet, like identity theft for example because you think it can never happen to you. But if the school’s database was cracked and thousands of student’s information was stolen or a virus disabled the schools network then you feel a
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course CJUS 4000 taught by Professor Dr.holt during the Spring '09 term at UNC Charlotte.

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Paper 1 - Michael Cobb 2/16/09 Dr. Holt Paper 1 Paper 1...

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