Future Crimes: Inside The Digital Underground and the Battle For Our Connected World

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Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways but there is an ominous flipside Criminals are often the earliest and most innovative adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes Todays criminals are stealing identities draining online bankaccounts and wiping out computer servers Its disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion Meanwhile 3D printers produce AK47s terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus and drug cartels are building drones This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way In Future Crimes Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us frontrow access to these impending perils Reading like a scifi thriller but based in startling fact Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: It won't surprise many people to read that computers, networks, and personal information are under constant attack. Most of us install a commonly available anti-virus program, mind our clicks, and hope for the best. More than that seems like work, and stories of data theft have become so ubiquitous that a certain amount of desensitization is probably inevitable. Well, Goodman's book should take care of that. When your C.V. includes titles like "futurist-in-residence with the FBI," you've seen who's creeping through those internet pipes, and it's harrowing; his litany of cyber criminals and their multitudinous misdeeds are often shocking in their inventiveness and audacity, and Goodman brings the nightmares one after another at an almost breathless pace. But not all is hopeless--Goodman aims to educate, offering from high-level policy to practical layman's advice for buttoning down your own data. Despite the scare factor, it's a fun, fast, and fascinating 400 pages. My only quibble is with the title, which implies a coming threat. The threat is here, and the future is now. --Jon Foro

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MARC GOODMAN has spent a career in law enforcement, including work as Futurist with the FBI, Senior Advisor to Interpol and street police officer. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and chair for Policy, Law & Ethics at Singularity University, he has continued to investigate the intriguing, often terrifying intersection of science and crime, uncovering nascent threats and combating the darker side of technology.

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