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Ellaborate Hackers and their Devastating Abilities

Ellaborate Hackers and their Devastating Abilities

Advances in telecommunications and in computer technology have brought people to the information revolution. The rapid advancement of communications technologies and computer networks, combined with the help of technological breakthroughs in computer processing speed, and information storage, has lead to the latest revolution, and also to the newest style of crime, "hacking". When the Internet was first introduced, the term hacker referred to an individual who was knowledgeable of the computer. Today, a hacker is a person who does malicious acts with a computer to the public. Also back when the Internet was introduced, people were not as literate with computer as today. Hacking is one of the highest growing and most costly crime in the world. Each attack on a server can cost the company millions of dollars or cause the company to go bankrupt depending on the size of the company. As the Internet become more and more popular, the growth of computer hacking will increase exponentially.

To most people hackers are malignant criminals whose only intent is to cause havoc to the public, but some hackers are righteous. Ultimately there are two views on hacking. One is that hacking is trespassing, stealing information is a crime, and that privacy is something that hackers should not invade. The other is that hackers have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so therefore they can exercise their Bill of Rights to the furthest extent. The government has already enforced and proposed many laws concerning this matter, but the government has a hard time handling hackers. If the government has difficulties with hacking, then who should judeg the limits of it. The decision can be placed in the hands of the public, but the probability of stopping hacking will never end. Hacking does not necessarily evoke destructions. Some hackers feel that it is their duty to rectify offenses done to the public by the government or large corporations. Hackers can bring good results; especially bringing oppressing monopolies to their knees by releasing information that shows how suppressive they have been. Hacking is something that will continue to be a debate throughout the computer field, but maybe someday the public will accept hackers.

In recent years, hackers have brought to the public's attention that the government has information on people without the consent of the individual. That may...

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