The broadband Internet and its wide adoption have made it extremely easy for criminals to commit fraud on increasingly large scales, disrupt legitimate systems, or merely annoy users. A large number of broadband “zombie” PCs are used by increasingly coordinated and sophisticated hackers as “armies” to wage cyber attacks against governments, businesses, and organizations.At the same time, old, insecure, or flawed software exposes personal and confidential information on the open Internet for everyone to see and use. Insufficient network standards allow spammers to generate enormous amount of traffic, annoyance, and costs to businesses.
While not every activity that has an adverse effect to today’s networked society is criminal, most of them would be subject to review and analysis. Policies for preventing cyber crime are fair game; opinions by experts, geeks, lawyers, and mere users would be welcomed.
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