Ass. 1

February 13, 2020 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Email Spam, Telecommunications, Email, Cybercrime, Computer Networking
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DATE: June 23,

Jodinel, a gifted high school, wants to become a lawyer in the future. Because she comes from a poor family, she needs scholarship in order to attend college. Some of her classes require students to do extra research projects in order to get an A. Her high school has a few older PC’s but there are always long lines of students are waiting to use them during the school day. After school, she usually works on a part-time job to help support her family. One evening Jodinel visited the library of a private college, few miles from her family’s apartment, and she found a plenty of unused PC’s connected to the internet. She surreptitiously looked over the shoulder of another student to learn a valid login/password combination. Jodinel returned to the library several times a week, and by using its PC’s and printers she efficiently completed the extra research projects, graduated from high school with straight A’s and got a full-ride scholarship to attend a prestigious university.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: 1) Did Jodinel do something wrong? *No 2) Who benefited from Jodinel’s course of action? *Jodinel and her family. 3) Who was hurt by Jodinel’s action? *None 4) Did Jodinel have an unfair advantage over her high school classmate? *No 5) Would any of your answers change if it turns out Jodinel did not win a college scholarship after all and is now working at the Burger Barn? *Yes, Because she couldn’t able to study in the university if she couldn’t pass the requirements her dreams hopeless and better to work full time in the burger barn to help her family. 6) Are there better ways Jodinel could have accomplished her objectives? *Yes



An organization dedicated to reduce spam tried to get Internet Service Provider (ISP’s) in Asian country to stop the spammers by protecting their mail servers. When this effort was unsuccessful, the anti-spam organization put the address of these ISP’s on its “black list”. Many ISP’s in the Philippines consulted the blacklist and the refused to accept email from the blacklisted ISP’s. This action had two results. First, the amount of spams received by the typical email user in the Philippines dropped by 25 percent. Second, tens of thousands of innocent computer users in the East Asian country were unable to send email to friends and business associates in the Philippines.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWER: 1) Did the anti-spam organization do anything wrong? *Yes 2) Did the ISP’s that refused to accept email from the Blacklist ISP’s do anything wrong? *No 3) Who benefited from the organization’s action? *The people who are in business. 4) Who was hurt by the organization action? *The Ten thousand innocent computer user in the East Asian Country. 5) Could the organization have achieved its goals through a better course of action? *No

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