Prevention of Cyber Crime in Cybercafés

Prevention of Cyber Crime in Cybercafés

Ogochukwu Thaddaeus Emiri (Delta State University, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-903-8.ch015

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the concept of cyber crime as it relates to cybercafés, forms of cyber crime, the role of the Internet, and suggest measures of cyber crime control and prevention in cybercafés. This chapter unveils the various forms of cyber crime and preventive measures with the view to addressing insecurity on the Internet and methods of protecting cybercafés systems. This chapter revealed some forms of cyber crimes to include computer viruses, data dwindling, hacking, data leakages, trapdoors, scavenging, e-mail bombing, and so forth, and equally suggested preventive measures such as user education, legal regulations against cyber crimes, international cooperation, restricting system use, limiting access to certain programs, and so forth.

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