INVISIBILITY FACTOR AS A DILEMMA
Invisibility factor means authentic and proper operational procedures in a computer involving no awareness or little knowledge of the internal processing procedures involved in performing given tasks in a programming session. Invisibility factor involves taking into account knowledge of the expected inputs and the intended output during programming. The latter takes different forms and approaches, but constitute a common unethical factor (Kizza 2007)..
In a number of circumstances, computer operators seek no need to understand how computer transactions, calculations and other programming procedures are carried out for efficiency purposes. It is that assumption in play that subjects the latter to vulnerability to different unethical issues. That assumption, makes a number of computer users vulnerable to invisible abuse, programming errors and inappropriate use of values during calculations. The question therefore arises on the legitimate importance of the invisibility factor, bringing to context the controversial invisibility…show more content… He gives an example of a programmer who took keen interest in enabling the programmed computer systems to his advantage. After realizing that a remaining fraction of a cent is usually left out after rounding off, the programmer directed the computer program to directly deposit the remaining cents in his bank account for a surplus interest. With the case study in play, Moor demonstrates the unethical practice brought into action due to an invisible operation. He points out the weakness in the bank systems in monitoring the transactions carried out by the bank’s customers. He argues that without the relevant programs in accounting and access to the invalid programs used, such incidences of invisible abuse become a common phenomenon (Kizza