Comparing Computer Abuse and Computer Crime

Computer abuse and computer crime mean two separate things. In computer abuse an individual is dishonest or unethical and using a computer in an unauthorized manner. In contrast, a criminal commits illegal acts with a computer. Both of these concepts are highlighted in Figure 13-3.


Figure 13-3 Computer abuse and computer crime

For example, in computer abuse, an individual may misuse a computer system violating an organization’s security policies. The user may be using the computer to shop for personal items during company time despite knowing that this is against the established acceptable usage policy. ...

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