Two comments on word usage in this essay:

People often say thatcomputers are all around us, but you could still escape your phone andiPod and go out to the park, far away from the nearest circuit board ifyou wanted to. It's a lot more difficult to get away from the clutchesof computation itself though. For one thing, you'd have to leave yourclothes at home. Queen Mary Electronic Engineer Karen Shoop tells usabout the code hidden in knitting, and what might happen when computerslearn to read it.

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This result shows that computer users are not routinely updating their anti-virus software to protect against the most recent threats computer users are continuing to operate infected machines, which continue to spew viruses and worms via e-mail.

I originally wrote this essay in May 1999.

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The most common student-specific scholarships are . The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship, for example, provides funding specifically to minority students pursuing a BS, MS or PhD in a technical science or engineering discipline. Also, have become more available as Hispanicadvocacy groups have begun to raise awareness about low numbers of Hispanic studentsgoing to college. should also feel confident about applyingto American colleges, as there are existing scholarships reserved for them.

Attacking the FBI website is like poking a lion with a stick.

For instance, the NTSB said positive train control could have prevented an over-speed crash in Philadelphia two years ago in which eight people were killed and dozens of passengers hurt.

This is not the worst kind of computer crime.

When lay people hear the words "computer crime", they often think ofobscene pictures available on the Internet,or solicitation of children for sex by pedophiles via chat roomson the Internet.

The Internet is a medium for freely sharing information and opinions.

The legal problem of obscenity on the Internet is mostly the sameas the legal problem of obscenity in books and magazines,except for some technical issues ofpersonal jurisdiction on the Internet.

The following is one case involving a famous series of DoS attacks:

“With PTC I would say there would be an audible,” he said. “The train would automatically stop and would not have let them go into that curve at that speed.”

Yahoo was pinged at the rate of one gigabyte/second.

A representative from Chicago-based Clifford Law offices told The News Tribune that the individuals bring suit have asked for “absolute anonymity” for now.

Each attack lasted between one and four hours.

In contrast to merely using computer equipment as a tool to commitold crimes, this essay is concerned with computer crimes that arenew ways to harm people.