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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.
Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank accounts, and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby-cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver lethal jolts, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion.
Meanwhile 3-D printers produce AK-47s, 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 front-row access to these impending perils.
Reading like a sci-fi thriller but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide but, most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.
©2015 Marc Goodman (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks
I listened to about half and got bored. I have read\listened to countless other technology\ cyber crime titles and this one to me was repetitive and didnt grab me. I was dissapointed.
Anecdotes and more technical depth into examples and how the crims did what they did. The tricks they used
"amazing and enlightenment throughout"
I am in the security game and this was an education and eye opener as we focus on specialist areas. I will reread this soon.
"Mind blowing reality"
Comfortable listening with mind blowing facts. I would recommend this to all who want an understanding of today's technical social world.
This book has changed how I think about the data I produce and the head in the sand naivety with which I have used free apps, websites, etc in the past. I will never submit any personal data on the Internet again.. Oh wait..
"one of the best."
a must read or listen put on your bucket list of things to do.
it made me aware of things i thought i knew but i was wrong GREAT READ.
all of it
is there a film
"Be afraid - be v afraid ..."
I am no tech-head - perhaps more a Luddite than anything, but I still wanted to understand the direction of our world today in relation to IT-enabled crimes. And this book gave me the grounding I was seeking. Full of examples, it could serve to terrify given the invisible and latent power of the current day hacker. However, if one risks reading this book, at least the potential of these people begins to hit one's radar and provides an opportunity to put in place some protection. And, one can inform the younger generation who generally seem less guarded about openly sharing their personal information on the WWW. A good read - just be aware the the examples tend to drag on a little towards the end of the book ...
"If you use a computer listen to this."
Often people take online security in the modern world for granted.
This audio book gives a no-holds bared account of what will happen if we all don't act now.
So listen, take not and act now.
"Fascinating and often disturbing"
This book is an in depth look at the current state of cyber-security and technological crime more generally, followed by a view into the future of these topics. The author is an (ex?) police officer who is clearly an expert on the topic and has thoroughly researched the material - very little cybercrime related topics remain untouched.
The first half (ish) of the book is taken up with what the state of the art is. This is terrifying and sometimes depressing as the author reels off vulnerability after vulnerability, crime after crime and (in many ways worse) violations by companies and states of people's privacy. I have to say that if you are interested in this topic you will probably know a fair amount of this already, but to have it collected in one place is great and also it's only once you hear it all together that you realise the scale of the challenge facing us.
The second half of the book is the "Future" from the title. Starting with the implications of the Internet of Things, and then moving as far afield as synthetic biology, the author starts to look at what these technologies will do to crime moving forward. This section was interesting for sure, but given that it is essentially futurology a lot of it came off as just science fiction. Of course, how could anyone know? Either way, I was left very much hopeful that people in the right positions of power are paying attention because there is some seriously scary stuff around the corner!
Thoroughly enjoyable, very nasty to contemplate some of it but has left me satisfied for sure.
I found this a very interesting read.
Much of what I thought I knew, I now I realize I don't. I will admit that I found it a bit long at 20hrs. Really struggled through the last four hours as I felt he was just trying to drive home his point that he already had many times in the book. None the a great a great read or ... Listen.
"Scary reality of the darknet"
This book shows the scary face of the darknet. It is a must read book. Alhough, the reality is really dark and scary most of the time; being aware does help out through our journey on the Internet.
"Good Information to think on"
Good informtation give in a clear and well thought out, covers a lot of things going on in the world with IT and fruad and some plans to deal with it, and things we should all be thinking on,
Good insights on to criminal minds with the new stuff in tech and how it gets used.
"Apart from all of this, everything is fine."
Essential reading for everyone. A tremendously comprehensive and grimly entertaining cataloging of the threats we all face in the digital age. There may be some mixed metaphors and the narrative certainly has a forcefully repetitive structure.However, in my view, this all works perfectly well at driving home the many important messages that the book contains. The narration is also suitably ominous. Highly recommended.
The world of future crimes made my PC feel very insecure indeed, and I thought mine was pretty tight already. Revealing and concerning at the same time. Well read with careful diction.
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