The advancement of Information Communication Technology (ICT) leads to the development of various aspects of technology. Consequently, the use of modern technology components such as computers brought a series of positive and negative impacts on human society. Computer crime is escalating rapidly, which requires serious attention from the public.
The government have had their shot at computer crimes. Banks have had millions of naira stolen by thieves breaking into bank computers’ access codes and transferring money to robber’s accounts. Money is not the only factor in computer crime. Below are a few more of the opposing sides of the computer.
Three Disadvantages of Using Computer
- Threat to Privacy
- Misuse of Computer
Unemployment: Like any other technology
, it could lead to unemployment. Currently, banks are laying off as a result of their computerisation process. However, this need not be the case. In the developed economies, new job opportunities were created, and refining and a shift in employment patterns took place.
Threat to Privacy: Computerisation of records (especially with networking) is also a threat to privacy as many people could access such records (legally or otherwise).
Misuse of Computer: A computer is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used or misused. Misusing the computer includes using it for fraud and using it to cause harm, such as creating and distributing viruses that cause so much damage by attacking other people’s programs and data.