Blog Bug's

bugging blogs

…on `CRS Report for Congress`

It is a lengthy yet informative reading. The reading reminds me of the `Love Bug` virus years ago. It discusses in detail different examples of crimes that can be committed involving computers and network.

I really feel fortunate that I took my computer science here in UP. I believe that `education` really plays a big role regarding having a sense of responsibility as a programmer. Having taught computer ethics and knowing the consequences for such illegal act of hacking somehow puts me a limit. Although the reading was somehow too negative to `hackers` and I disagree, I consider them (`hackers`) to be nicer ones. They maybe just misguided but not really bad after all. Browse the internet and you’ll find out that authors and contributors to well known open-source softwares are hackers. Frankly as part of the academe, if I found something that detriments learning and impedes flow of information (that in the first place I believe that information should be always be free), I would engage in hacking (if I knew hacking after all) but I’d rather not do if it will hurt someone.

All in all, the reading made me realize to accept the fact that the moment you connect to the internet, you will never be safe. So, my preventive measures include: i) as part of my awareness, I read, read and read; ii) I always update my OS and softwares for patches; iii) although skeptic of anti-viruses, I have installed one; iv) if I can’t live for hours without internet I always enable my firewall otherwise I disconnect from internet; v) I always take caution on opening and replying to suspecting mails especially spam mails and I only visit known websites.

posted by ninoy in CS 253 and have No Comments

Place your comment

Please fill your data and comment below.
Your comment