CyberCrime an ethical issue

Posted on Mar 6 2012 at 11:55:47 AM in Computers & Internet

CyberCrime an ethical issue

Cyber Crime is unlawful doings that implicates a computer and a network. Now days it is emergent threat to humanity by the illicit or irresponsible activities of computer entities who are taking benefit of the extensive use and susceptibility of computers, the Internet and other networks. It thus dowries a major challenge to the ethical use of information technologies.

Revealing youngsters to technology, computers, internet and other such stuff since the day they are innate. These all availabilities of technological atmosphere pretenses risks in the lives of these children at later stages.  In today’s living standards parents allow their kids access to cell phones, video games, MP3 players and computers at fresher and younger ages. And till the age they get mature they have developed views about each technology which they are used to either its ethical or unethical. Several of those assessments encounter with the recognized values or codes of morals assimilated by various organizations. I would try to express some of the effects on our society with standpoints of ethics and computer addiction.

Before going to details and discussing the impact of cyber activities on our society I would like to start with a case study or one anecdote that will itself explain some of the behavior. A person Dave was happily living his married life and job until he has to leave his job and stay at home.  His wife used to go to work so he was all alone at the time of rigidities. So he found an activity for him and stood buy all the day in Internet Relay Chat (IRC) sites.

His wife came to know that his husband is using internet immensely and living in his own imaginary world due to this internet usage. He was mainly in contact with the people living in unites states. Instead of finding job or some work he dedicated all his time and energies with this activity. This behavior disturbed his life; he lost his wife, his work and his abilities to do something good for his family. The question which arises here was Dave a computer addict? But I can say this obsessive behavior of Dave was a result of high participation in Internet Relay Chat sites.

What stimuli lead a distinct personality to accomplish unprincipled acts or contribute in cybercrime activities? Accepting the lack of consequences to past behavior or the behavior of others is an influencing factor.  Mostly youngsters don’t think with respect of ethics and morality, they do such stuff because it’s thrilling and exciting. If they perform any activity which results no undesirable penalties, they tempt to it and they try to perform it once again because it did not happen from which they were little bit scared first time. A research reveals that 88% students of computer sciences at U.S. University acknowledged pledging an unlawful act online.

With advancements in technology and internet security measures and ways should be improved as well. As Cyber criminals always in search of some loophole where currently used safety measures and tools has become impotent. In addition, as legislatures continuously drop back the event, new commandments are obligatory. In the case of computer ethics, its acceptance is even leisurelier. Despite of any potential barricades to, and the complications in the implementation of computer ethical management is very important and needed.  Computer ethics and Information security is always related to each other, to set ethical rules is necessary but these rules will not make sure that the criminals will not take unethical steps as they are made to intrude and find ways to disrespect other privacies. But we cannot let them to do it openly and without any interference. It is our social duty to aware and educate people towards ethical behaviors and actions. Proper education of computer ethics many help to implement better information security management.

Online integrities are significant since they highlight the requirement to relate the similar good standards of moral behavior equally in the digital and physical world. At minimum may be any unprincipled behavior online uncover a person to a larger danger of becoming a cybercrime prey. But at worst many be this activity lead him towards felony level corruption under law. But the thing is in both cases we must follow the moral standards of ethics when you are working online. To do any illegal activity online may not only indulge you doing a criminal transgression but exposes a person to bigger hazard of becoming a victim.  Digital property rights should be respected in the same way that property rights are respected in the physical world. It’s not just the correct legal choice; it is also the best way to stay safe online. If we will respect for other, they will do good for us.

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Created: Mar 6 2012 at 11:55:47 AM
Updated: Mar 6 2012 at 12:18:30 PM
Language: English