Misuse of Computers

With the ease to use computers, its misuse is also easy. Kids more misuse computers either accidently or deliberately. This really effects the thoughts and behavior or them and may make them accused.

Here are different types of Misuse of computers:


Hacking is the most common type of misuse of computer and other devices. It is where an unauthorized person uses the network or internet connection to gain security passwords and to have access over the whole system. Hackers use software hacking tools to destroy the privacy and blackmail them to leak all the information.

Data Misuse and Unauthorized copying

Copying and transfer illegally is the common offence. It is very easy and can be done by using hard disks, CDs, DVDs, and memory sticks. . Personal data, company research and written work, such as novels and textbooks, cannot be copy without the copyright holder’s permission.

Copying and Distributing software, music or Film

This includes copying music and movies with computer equipment and distributing it on the internet without the copyright holder’s permission. This is a widespread misuse of both computers and the internet that breaks copyright regulations. Many people are not even aware of it.

Email and chat room abuses

Internet services such as chat rooms and email have been the subject of many well-publicised cases of impersonation and deception where people who are online pretend to have a different identity. Chat rooms have been use to spread rumours about well known personalities. A growing area of abuse of the internet is email spam, where millions of emails are send to advertise both legal and illegal products and services.

Identity and financial abuses

This topic includes misuse of stolen or fictional credit card numbers to obtain goods or services on the internet, and use of computers in financial frauds. These can range from complex well thought out deceptions to simple uses such as printing counterfeit money with color printers.


Viruses are relatively simple programs written by people and design to cause nuisance or damage to computers or their files. They start hanging and stops opening any file.