Computerization has changed everyone’s life in ways that were never before possible. The global network of interconnected computers allows people to send electronic mail messages across the world in the blink of an eye and stay updated on world events as they happen; the world has become a much smaller place as a result of this global communication and exchange of ideas. There have also become thousands of online “communities” of people who share common interests through message boards, chat rooms, and electronic mailing lists (Wilmott 106). Right now, the Internet is the ultimate demonstration of the first amendment: free speech. A place where people can speak their mind without being punished for what they say or how they choose to say it.
Information on the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across great distances in a very short amount of time and at very low costs. The evolution of the computer era and our growing need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop, commonly referred to as the Internet or the world wide web. The Internet has influenced practically everyone’s life in some way whether it was done directly or indirectly. Our children are exposed to the Internet at school, and we are exposed to the Internet simply by just watching our television sets. The Internet has become the primary key to the future of communication in our society today.
Until the release of the Morris Worm, the internet was scarcely protected, it resembled a small town where no one locks their doors without a worry of foul play. Introduction On Nov 3, 1988, system administrators of government, university, and other prominent networks across the US experienced difficulty in controlling their computers that were connected to the internet. The computers struggled to keep up with the normal demands due to an unknown, not easily recognizable load. For those who logged into the internet, a system status listing appeared with anywhere from dozens to hundreds of command shell interpreters showed unusual activity. New processes were created faster than the others could be killed.
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