Computers Will make the world Of tomorrow
a much safer place. They will do away With
cash, so that you need no longer fear being
attacked for your money. In addition, you
need not worry that your home will be
burgled or your car stolen. The computers in
your home and car will guard them, allowing
only yourself to enter or someone With your
However, there is one kind Of crime which
may exist in the future — computer crime.
Instead of mugging people in the streets or
robbing houses, tomorrow's criminal may try
to steal money from banks and other organi-
zations by using a computer. computer
criminal works from home, using his own
computer to gain access to the memories Of
the computers used by the banks and com-
panics. The criminal tries to interfere with the
computers in order to get them to transfer
money to his computer without the bank Or
company knowing that it has been robbed.
Computer crime like this in fact exists
already. However, it is very difficult to carry
out a successful robbery by computer. Many
computers have secret codes to prevent any-
one but their owners from operating them.
As computers are used more and more, it is
likely that computer crime will become in-
creasingly difficult to carry out.
Nevertheless, a computer criminal may
succeed now and then and the detectives of
the future Will have to be highly skilled
computer operators. There Will probably be
police computer-fraud squads, specially
trained to deal with computer crime. Here
you can see a squad arriving at the home of a
computer criminal and arresting him as he
makes a dash for it. He is clutching a
computer cassette that contains details Of his
computer crimes, and the police will need this
as evidence to prove that he is guilty.