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NT1110 Computer Structure and Logic
Assignment: Research Project
Identity Theft
Technology has become a big part of our lives, making it difficult for people to function outside of it. This is why we are so used to doing daily functions of life with technology. Even though this can make it very convenient for us by saving both time and money, there is a negative outcome in which, on average, 11.5 million people have been a victim of in the last eight years (appendix A). Identity theft, is when an individual steals certain information by hacking your computer, stealing your wallet, or even stealing your mail and uses it to his advantage by using your information to pretend he is another person to gain access to his/her financial status. Thus, in this essay, I will be explaining how this growing crime relates to the topics taught in class. Next, I’ll be going over the things I have learned while doing research on this specific topic. Lastly, I’ll use this information to show which direction this phenomenon is heading in the future.
In this course, I’ve learned the basic components and functions/purpose that a personal computer needs as well as computer math and measurements or what I like to call it “computer code”. Computer codes as in 0’s and 1’s are the language of any computer. What makes computers so special is the speed in which the processor (along with other components) can solve complex codes and information in which it is being processed, whether it is a simple letter you press on your keyboard, downloading large files, and/or streaming video to your device. The way some of these dangerous viruses work is that once you click on an attachment, most commonly in an email, the virus has the ability to replicate itself. When you run an effected program, it loads itself into…...

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