Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

Popular Books Future Crimes Everything Is Connected Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It the best work One of the world s leading authorities on global security Marc Goodman takes rea

Popular Books Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It the best work One of the world s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you and how this makes everyone vulnerable than ever imagined Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable waOne of the world s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you and how this makes everyone vulnerable than ever imagined Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side our technology can be turned against us Hackers can activate baby monitors to spy on families, thieves are analyzing social media posts to plot home invasions, and stalkers are exploiting the GPS on smart phones to track their victims every move We all know today s criminals can steal identities, drain online bank accounts, and wipe out computer servers, but that s just the beginning To date, no computer has been created that could not be hacked a sobering fact given our radical dependence on these machines for everything from our nation s power grid to air traffic control to financial services Yet, as ubiquitous as technology seems today, just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning If today s Internet is the size of a golf ball, tomorrow s will be the size of the sun Welcome to the Internet of Things, a living, breathing, global information grid where every physical object will be online But with greater connections come greater risks Implantable medical devices such as pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt of electricity and a car s brakes can be disabled at high speed from miles away Meanwhile, 3 D printers can produce AK 47s, bioterrorists can download the recipe for Spanish flu, and cartels are using fleets of drones to ferry drugs across borders With explosive insights based upon a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet Reading like science fiction, but based in science fact, Future Crimes explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow, including robotics, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence These fields hold the power to create a world of unprecedented abundance and prosperity But the technological bedrock upon which we are building our common future is deeply unstable and, like a house of cards, can come crashing down at any moment Future Crimes provides a mind blowing glimpse into the dark side of technological innovation and the unintended consequences of our connected world Goodman offers a way out with clear steps we must take to survive the progress unfolding before us Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control over our own devices and harness technology s tremendous power for the betterment of humanity before it s too late.From the Hardcover edition.. Bestseller Book Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It I don't usually read books (non-fiction or otherwise) over extended periods of time. And, if not for the limitations of library-lending, I might have inched through this one at an even slower pace (giving me ample opportunity to rock quietly in the corner in terror). Things didn't start out this way. I tore into the first several chapters of Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It with my usual aplomb. But there's only so much risk one can absorb before declaring defeat. Author and former cybercrime cop, Marc Goodman, can't be faulted for the breadth of threats out there. However, by the time I got to the What We Can Do About It sections (the last 50 pages or so), I felt decidedly worn down. So, take this review with a grain of salt, because it's a good book with a whole boatload of information that's often ignored.The Future Is NowGoodman starts off by stating that he is well aware of, and is very much for the wonders of modern technology— and I'm with him on that (as noted in my review of Nation of Enemies). It's not about a showdown, but we need to face the changing techno-landscape with an attitude akin to that of Hawaiians regarding the ocean; one of respect and awareness that, while beautiful, it's more powerful than you can imagine, and can have brutal consequences. Furthermore, we need to be thinking about Moore's Outlaws* now (and also yesterday, and the day before that), which will require effort, since we're not used to thinking in exponential terms. Also, said outlaws (and their corporate equivalent, which he refers to as “Crime Inc.”) are already outpacing us in a serious way (the whole Silk Road affair is barely a sneak peek). Opening Pandora's Virtualbox*Things get overwhelming quickly. As nefarious as the DarkNet may be, cryptocurrency and onion routers seem like reasonable precautions once Goodman starts discussing just how little privacy we have, given the digital exhaust we produce just tooling around the regular old interwebs on the daily. With the Internet of Things, we invite more and more connected devices into our home, all of which are apparently quite hackable (though I'm not really ready to start worrying about pedophiles storing illicit images on my Nest just yet).‘Bots & ‘BorgsFirst things first — robots. Though no definition of the term satisfies all parties involved, robots are basically machines that can be programmed to carry out tasks (with varying levels of autonomy). The world is already chock full of 'em, though not necessarily in a “rise of the machines” kind of way. However, just because the machines aren't thinking on their own, doesn't mean they're not dangerous. Malware and malicious actors aside, the human error and our “in screen we trust” attitude has been and will continue to be a problem. There are plenty of examples, but I think the recent Robot Grabs, Crushes Man To Death incident at a German Volkswagen factory sums it up pretty well.My only beef with the Goodman's treatment of industrial robots is that he kind of neglects Bayesian counterfactuals. It's been awhile since I've read The Jungle, but I'm pretty sure that factory safety was a problem long before Roomba came along. But, the remote threat is new(ish), and, as robots become increasingly autonomous, we've got some serious thinking about Asimov's Laws ahead of us. Cyborg is another somewhat ill-defined term, though I'll go with the definition that doesn't include glasses and/or peg-legs. Goodman's bionics section, “Hackable You,” does discuss the advantages and opportunities presented by these technologies. The problem, as suggested by the title, is that these computers inside of us aren't all that secure— a problem compounded by the fact that updating the hardware involves cutting people open. And then, of course, there are the big fears that could potentially make “Surviving Progress” a tricky feat. Whether we're talking 'bots or 'borgs, a lack of foresight could doom us all. The Final FrontierI can't blame you if your first inclination is to throw your hands in the air and declare defeat. Goodman suggests practicing better “cyber hygiene”— a public health approach that actually makes quite a bit of sense. After all, you can't unilaterally protect your information if your friends are running around giving Candy Crush access to their address book, while posting and tagging photos of you on facebook willy nilly (though my advice would be to ditch that friend).This book's probably better than I'm giving it credit for, an easy 7/10 stars, and maybe more once I wrap my head around it all. But the look on Krieger's face, below, pretty much captures my feelings upon finishing. _________________________________* Goodman's super into wordplay, so brace yourself for that.
Future Crimes Everything Is Connected Future Crimes provides a mind blowing glimpse into the dark side of technological innovation and the unintended consequences of our connected world Goodman offers a way out with clear steps we must take to survive the progress unfolding before us. Future Crimes Inside the Digital Underground From black ops to rogue bots and everything in between, Future Crimes is a gripping must read Marc Goodman takes readers on a brilliant, behind the screens journey into the hidden world of st century criminal innovation, filled with one mind boggling example after another of what s coming next. Future Crimes Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Future Crimes Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It by Goodman, Marc Price . NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Future Crimes by Marc Goodman Future Crimes Everyone Is Vulnerable And What We Can Do About Its by Marc Goodman is an amazingly well researched book about cybercrime He was only and an investigative sergeant in LAPD when he was asked if he knew how to use Word Spell That was in He did and he got the job for investing computer crime. Future Crimes Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is From black ops to rogue bots and everything in between, Future Crimes is a gripping must read Marc Goodman takes readers on a brilliant, behind the screens journey into the hidden world of st century criminal innovation, filled with one mind boggling example after another of what s coming next.

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  1. I don t usually read books non fiction or otherwise over extended periods of time And, if not for the limitations of library lending, I might have inched through this one at an even slower pace giving me ample opportunity to rock quietly in the corner in terror Things didn t start out this way I tore into the first several chapters of Future Crimes Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It with my usual aplomb But there s only so much risk one can absorb before [...]


  2. This book s prose It s got mixed metaphors than a 50 car pile up of smoothie blenders has spilled milk, and cliches than a plethora of dystopian futures unfolding like bad origami It s got a strictly defined plethora of the word plethora loosely defined Its deeply beheld love of adverbs and concomitant utilization of exponentially and stupefyingly complicating adjectives is impossibly difficult to avoid, as is its blind insistence on using the word data in the plural, even in instances when an [...]


  3. Stages of reading Future Crimes by Marc Goodman 1 Wow, this is fascinating material I am scared of the Internet and the power Internet companies have over me 2 I should tell people to read this book, especially my parents 3 No I will definitely not tell my parents It will scare them into hopeless fear, which might be worse than the small chance of a hack 4 Ok, some good examples here 5 Hmm didn t he already make this point 6 Interesting 7 I m getting bored This book is incredibly repetitive 8 Th [...]


  4. Technology can be a wonderful thing you have a world at your fingertips with powerful search engines, the combined knowledge of humanity with and social networks keeping you in touch with friends and family all over the globe However, there is a dark underside to all these positives In the rush to market with web and internet based services there are often many compromises with security, and it is through these loopholes that Crime Inc as Goodman describes them, take the opportunity to slip in.S [...]


  5. Future Crimes Everyone Is Vulnerable And What We Can Do About Its by Marc Goodman is an amazingly well researched book about cybercrime He was only 28 and an investigative sergeant in LAPD when he was asked if he knew how to use Word Spell That was in 1995 He did and he got the job for investing computer crime That was the birth of computer crime with pages and cell phone now it has grown into a huge industry And it is going to get worse Plenty of research has gone into this book and none of it [...]


  6. I wasn t sure if I would make it through this six hundred page technological thriller borrowed from my brother in law who works in IT security I m sure he would understand a lot of it than I did Future Crimes gives the lay reader a glimpse into the criminal world of the dark net It is unbelievable that the internet that we see and use everyday is just a tiny proportion of what is out there Even shocking is that cyber criminals have set up sites similar to Ebay and where they offer criminal ser [...]


  7. I heard this book on audio and it comes with a warning If you hear or read the contents of this book, it will change you forever The stories and information about our world and technology will drive you to be cautious and careful about your digital footprint and it certainly did that for me Marc Goodman has written an important book that everyone who uses a computer or has a smartphone needs to read and learn from this excellent book I highly recommend FUTURE CRIMES.


  8. Muito redundante at chegar nos firmes futuros de fato Boas ideias e uma boa explica o sobre para onde a tecnologia caminha, mas com floreios e bastante sensacionalismo Entendo que o autor precisa vender a ideia do livro, de que precisamos nos preocupar com as possibilidades de crimes que as tecnologias criam, mas achei muito exagerado E n o vi nada de t o novo e surpreendente que livros como Data and Goliath, 4th Revolution ou mesmo Homo Deus n o tenham discutido.


  9. I was lucky enough to see an early draft copy of the chapter on robotics, but I have just finished the pre release version of the book, and it is excellent Having seen him speak several times at Singularity University and TED, I have always been impressed by Goodman s broad base of knowledge I consider myself pretty well informed about technology, and I am blown away by how the book explains how the seedier elements of society have and will use technology to do the bad stuff they do.One of the t [...]


  10. After reading this book you might be forgiven for disconnecting from the Internet, smashing your smartphone into little pieces and heading for the hills to live a much simpler, disconnected life Hopefully, with a bit of reflection, you might not take such drastic action but you will be inspired to modify your online behaviour and encourage your friends and colleagues to do likewise.This is a really and truly depressing read, yet the author makes it incredibly interesting and you have to pinch yo [...]


  11. I always knew we made ourselves vulnerable with our online presence but didn t know how much we were exposing ourselves to bad people and how vulnerable we are even beyond just putting information into a website This book has made me stop and think about where and what I post going forward.




  12. The book was strongest when describing modern computer crime cases Unfortunately, Goodman s speculation into future crimes often sounded like what Bruce Schneier disparagingly calls movie plot crimes Also the parts of the book on pedophiles and online harassment seemed out of place in a book mostly about organized cybercrime These parts seemed to be included for fear mongering or filler So, I would have preferred if he stuck to actual stories about hackers and cybercrime.


  13. I was very confused by the documentation used in this book At first glance it would appear that Goodman does not back up any of the facts he shares with his reader to support his theses, however there are end notes at the back of the book, that indicate sources with page numbers There is no way to tell what he is documenting however because there are no footnotes There are multiple notations for some of the pages I am wondering of this is something new perhaps to save money or some sort of a pri [...]


  14. Future Crimes is a remarkable mix of boring and terrifying that I didn t think was possible The book walks through every aspect of modern technology and either indicates how it s been subverted by criminal enterprise or soon will be There are short paragraphs in the beginning representing how criminality has grown in potential scale over time and a brief ending on what we need to do but neither is long enough to add enough insight to make this book stand above just staying up to date on security [...]


  15. This is a MUST read It s chalk full of facts surrounding the changes to society that technology is making, including some of the realities of AI My only troubles with the book are that it was a bit too long endless examples sometimes unnecessary , and the author s slant that governments are saintly unless they are rogue governments and want to protect people, as well as the gloom and doomism in the first part of the book which later thankfully turned positive Overall some alarming and enlighteni [...]




  16. I enjoyed it very much There is a lot pack in this book Marc Goodman covers an ample spectrum True there are many things on this book that you have heard before but I bet you that unless you are an specialist on this field there are many things you dont It s really astonishing what happens and how expose is the single individual and the organizations business It makes you double think what to trust and to a certain degree it justify if you take a paranoid approach in terms of security There is a [...]



  17. This book addresses the challenges and benefits of the exponential growth of the internet in the modern world The reader is provided easy to understand real life examples showing how an society s lack of interest and or knowledge of the growing cyber security threats has already had massive negative impacts The following companies are highlighted in the discussion Apply Samsung, Google, Sony, Target, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Microsoftjust to name a few To quote the author, To date, no com [...]


  18. Trvalo to dlouho, ale st lo to za to a mus m pod kovat Robertu Vlachovi, e m na knihu upozornil Goodman v s prot hne sou asnost kyberzlo inu a jeho aktu ln m v vojem, kter je mnohon sobn rychlej ne schopnost z konod rc a policie reagovat na n j Goodman je v r mci mo nost objektivn , pou v skute n p pady a na nich demonstruje, jak se bude kyberzlo in rozv jet d l Neboj se uk zat prstem i na Google, Facebook a dal giganty, kte kradou na e osobn daje a mohou je zneu vat nap prodejem ten je strhuj c [...]


  19. An awesome book with several different concepts of potential cyber terrorism Information is a big business and a lot of mobile applications are taking advantage of consumers by monitoring every step you take reading your emails, using your location, rummaging through your private photos and videos in order to collect data and sell it to companies Very interesting book, nothing less than a 4 5.




  20. Future Crimes is the scariest book I ve read in years.You re almost certainly reading this review on a device powered by microprocessors Do you know who s looking over your shoulder as you read I m betting you don t.Let s say you were reading this by clicking a link on Facebook If so, Facebook would be recording that fact and every other action you took while you were on its site.If, instead, you were to access this review on my website using Chrome, Internet Explorer, or IOS, then you d be addi [...]


  21. tl dr long, fairly well researched Probably 4 stars for a general audience a lot better than nonsense like Richard Clarke s alarmism 3 for those of us working on THE CYBERS.Goodman adopts a kitchen sink approach Most of his book is about THE CYBERS, but he also throws in THE BIOLOGICAL WARFARES and THE ROBOTS and THE NANOS and THE OUTER SPACE As someone with a fairly healthy understanding of THE CYBERS, I was interested what new insights Goodman would bring, coming from a law enforcement side At [...]


  22. A combination of eye opening, horrifying, and obnoxious Very pessimistic in tone throughout He makes it obvious that we desperately need to update laws and security practices regarding the use and management of technology in our lives, while simultaneously setting a new world record for the use of the word concomitant in a single text If you want to avoid having someone try to scare you into action and just get to the punchline, the recommendations can be found in the last two chapters and the a [...]



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