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

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

Ratings : 4/5 from 1456 reviews
Publisher : Anchor
ISBN : 0804171459
Release Date : Jan, 12 2016

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Product Description

NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER 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 more 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 li