Assignment 2: Trust and Deception
You have probably heard the warning, “the computer is not always right,” but it’s still tempting to believe computer-generated results. This Application challenges you to consider consequences when the computer is not only wrong, but deliberately so.
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Between digital manipulation, social engineering, and computer crime, it’s hard to know what to trust and what to disbelieve. Search the Web or other resources from the last 2 or 3 years to identify four forms of deception that involve computers. In a 400-600 word paper, explain the motivation underlying each deception, how the deception is presented, and reasonable ways to detect and protect yourself from the deception.