Disadvantages of ICT
The disadvantages of ICT include the following:
(1) It leads to job losses.
(2) It also leads to Fraud/financial abuses.
(3) Misleading and misguiding information.
(4) Computer Viruses, worms, Trojans, malware, spam, phishing – any or all can cause chaos and disrupt our daily lives.
(5) ICT tools may not be easily affordable. It may be too expensive for some people.
(6) Immoral and Pornographic sites exist which can corrupt the mind of the youth and vulnerable.
(7) Stealing of intellectual property.
(8) Cyber terrorism: Cyber-terrorism is “the use of computer network tools to shut down critical national infrastructures (such as energyEnergy is the ability to do work. Energy exists in several forms such as heat, kinetic or mechanical energy, light, potential energy, and electrical energy. Units of Energy: The SI unit of energy is the joule (J) or newton-meter (N * m). The joule is also the SI unit of work., transportation, government operations) or to coerce or intimidate a government or civilian population.
(9) Threatens other areas of human endeavour, criminals see it as a platform for illegal activities.
(10) Identity theft: Identity theft is a type of fraud that involves using someone else’s identity to steal money or gain other benefits.
(11) The networks can be attacked by unknown persons. This is known as hacking.
(12) The frequent use of computers often causes health issues including eye pain, neck pain and back problems.
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