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[ Read ] ➲ Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It Author Marc Goodman – Eiyo.us

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About ItTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 Lead 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 A Lethal Jolt, And Thieves Are Analyzing Your Social Media In Order To Determine The Best Time For A Home InvasionMeanwhile, D Printers Produce AK S, 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

[ Read ] ➲ Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It Author Marc Goodman – Eiyo.us
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  • 688 pages
  • Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It
  • Marc Goodman
  • 08 June 2017
  • 9780552170802

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  1. says:

    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 powerful than you can imagine, and can have brutal consequences Further, 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 and 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 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.


  2. says:

    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 any reasonable native speaker would use it in the singular Over and over it repeats its assertions and claims, redundantly It is both an alarm and a wake up call, a warning and a dire prediction, a call to arms and to action And it is very, very fond of quoting Sun Tzu.I ve not even gotten to the content yet It s repetitive A little editing could ve shaved a quarter if not half the length off this thing, without sacrificing any information Many of its claims are obviously overblown Wired Magazine has a corrective on the book s take on the Dark Web The Dark Web as You Know It Is a Myth by Joseph Cox and the book s general take on the vulnerability of our entire digital infrastructure is better stated in a few hundred words here Everything Is Broken by Quinn Norton.And yet The book s first 2 3 presents a lot of content that might be a surprise, even to tech folks who think they re somewhat in the know about information security Despite all the books flaws, it might actually be worthwhile to folks interested in privacy, cybercrime, and the technological vulnerability of just about everything.


  3. says:

    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 That s a smart example 9 Oh, God, I have 400 pages left The book is good, the material is smart, but he is in desperate need of an editor This could have been a 5 star 250 page book Instead, it is a high 3 star 500 page book.


  4. says:

    Technology can be a wonderful thing you have a world at your fingertips with powerful search engines, the combined knowledge of humanity with Wikipedia 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.Scouring his vast database of crime cases he brings us tales of identity theft, financial theft and how criminals are now using modern technology to extend their reach There are stories of gangs printing guns from the latest 3D printer technology, how servers are brought down by DoS attacks, how they can active webcams and baby monitors remotely to spy of people and capture images for blackmail They have found ways to hack pacemakers too, bringing the terrifying reality of lethal voltages being sent to your own medical equipment Even drones are starting to be extensively used by crooks, not only for surveillance, but fitting them with weapons brings a whole new deadly terror Skynet is nearly here.Even who you would think are the good guys, are not entirely innocent The main reason that services provided by Google and Facebook are free is that you are the product They mine your likes and searches, the results of which are sold on to data analysis companies who are looking for trends and targeted advertising to offer to companies This starts the very moment you sign up, as the lengthy terms and conditions that no one ever reads not only claim all your data as theirs, but also seek to eliminate all responsibility and comeback against theft of your data So far, so bad.The future really does not look too rosy Coming soon is the internet of things, where almost all devices in your home from lightbulbs to fridges will have some sort of access to the internet This means the advent of the smart home is finally upon us, and that you will be able to control various things from your smartphone, even when not there Great, or so you d think control over your home with a simple touch But fairly often these devices have precious little security and offer the easiest route into your home network by an experienced hacker.All of this is frankly terrifying Our society is now totally dependent on these web based technologies and systems for essential infrastructure elements like power, water and security These systems are all very well and offer the companies that use them financial advantages, but the big problem with all of this that there is precious little security and no resilience to cyber attacks These historically have come from hackers, but now others are getting in on the act with the first known attacks originating from states Goodman offers us a bleak future, but he does have some suggestions on how we as individuals can improve our security even something as simple as covering the camera on your laptop when you are not using it, to using twin security login methods He does point a finger at the software industry though, not only do they need to raise their game and produce software that is less sieve, but they also need to start accepting responsibility when there are breaches and not washing their hands of it If you are brave enough, it is worth reading for anyone who is interested in technology 3.5 stars overall.


  5. says:

    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 is boring So even though it is a long book, you will be entranced until the end.This book covers venues of computer crime than I ever imagined Goodman takes us into the underworld of the Internet This is the world of underground crime Why are we so vulnerable Why are we so trusting This book is frightening because is telling the reality of the new world If you get scared reading through all the avenues of computer crime, just hang around until you get to the last two chapters That one will give you and businesses ways to prevent fraud and increase protection Password safety, many people use the same password for many accounts What if you did and someone hacked you Facebook account, then with the additional information on your profile they can get into your bank account, credit cards and .There is a paradox about the computer, even though it is extremely helpful, it can be dangerous when the wrong people use it for their gain In the last two chapters, the author explored what can be done to make us safer and how we can use computers to help mankind.In the last two chapters, the author explored what can be done to make us safer and how we can use computers to help mankind.I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the hazards of cyberspace and also how to protect themselves from them.I received an Advance Reading Copy from Vine but that in no way influenced my thoughts or feelings in this review.


  6. says:

    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 services ranging from child porn to drugs, and guns to hacking Worryingly, the author, who clearly has inside knowledge, claims that the authorities are always lagging behind in the race to identify security threats It makes sense due to their hands being tied by bureaucracy and regulation that criminals obviously ignore The author documents numerous case details of crime and cyber attacks all of which turn this possibly mundane subject matter into a page turner.The author exposes our own lackadaisical attitudes towards online security pointing out that the majority of people still use 123456 or password as their password and that over 50% of people use the same password across all of their sites He warns that our household gadgets will soon be so interconnected that they will control us and actually be spying on us and reporting back Before you think this is the stuff of conspiracy theories, he provides real life examples of where this has actually happened and is happening including the inside stories for many of the recent cyber attacks that we have seen in the media.I read the first two thirds of this book a few months ago and have just finished it, therefore I can t comment extensively on the language although I think I recall a few swear words but not a lot There are also some details of some of the crimes which may cause some readers to become afraid of the dangers of an attack or worried about where things are heading.I m surprised that I found a book probably written for computer nerds fascinating, but it s true The only annoying thing is that the author used the word EXPONENTIALLY about a thousand times It was as common as a regular author would use that or this How a decent editor didn t pick this up I don t know but I m sure other readers will have noticed it It s irritating.If I was a non Christian, this book would definitely make me paranoid and I would start to feel as if the threats are impossible and that everything is heading for a big final conclusion resulting in the end of the world As a Christian, I know that that is what will happen in the end when Jesus returns and that maybe God will choose to use the downfall of our technological systems to accomplish His purposes As Christians we have nothing to fear from Future Crimes we need to reassure others and help them find true eternal security rather than temporary online security which has limited value.


  7. says:

    My update after reading 5 pages This book should ve been 200 pages shorter, shouldn t it I stand by my assessment Future crimes isn t what I d call a bad book by any means it s well researched although I dislike that instead of footnotes the author has a list at the end of the book where the references are to page numbers and it s not badly written per se The author tells the stories of various crimes, small but often big ones He explains what the crimes are and importantly why they are possible to commit In this he also shows that while not always a crime, corporations and governments sometimes deal in what borders on being illegal Further, in the case of the people committing these cyber crimes, the author explains the hierarchy of the organizations, and that they have a lot in common with regular companies in terms of structure So where did we go wrong Well, have you seen all these trees That s where this goes wrong While Goodman has all this knowledge about the crimes he describes, it s hard to believe it was necessary to go into detail on each and every one A classic example of can t see the forest for all the trees For one thing, the first half or at least what felt like it is him showing us various crimes committed While interesting, sure, they are hardly future crimes In fact, they have already been committed After this he gets into the structure of Crime Inc which isn t all that interesting or necessary, if you ask me Then we might begin talking about future crimes, but it s not really that either it s about the security risks of being connected, and how using fingerprints might not be the best way to lock your phone or tablet because hey, the fingerprint is translated into 1s and 0s, just like any other password, the difference is you can t change your fingerprint once someone cracks that code With this Goodman continues to the Internet of Things in which we connect and of our devices to the internet like who WOULDN T connect their electronic candles to the internet if they could.No, I m not a technophobe And yes, Goodman does make some good points Sure, I d say people need to learn that the internet isn t a neutral playing ground or that algorithms decide what google search result they get or that there are major risks that comes with living in a connected world But Goodman s presentation of the subject is not the one I d choose or recommend My worry is that people will be turned off by reading a number of stories of how easy it is to commit a crime on the internet, and give up before Goodman gets around to talking about security and a little about the future There s a short chapter at the end of the book with tips for the average internet user that are sound and people should be aware of In the end though, I still believe the book should ve been shorter and focused on the forest and less on the trees.


  8. says:

    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.


  9. says:

    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 yourself that this isn t a fiction book that has gone just a bit too far You can feel giddy trying to keep up with the sheer diversity of online crimes, whether they are hackers wiping a lifetime of irreplaceable pictures of someone s child just for kicks or state sponsored organisations hacking into a system to gain commercial information or a military advantage.The author has no need to over egg the pudding either and make things up The sheer facts and statistics do this and much besides Remember, these are only the events that have come to light So much is hidden, whether as an attempt to protect a company s reputation or, perhaps alarmingly, because nobody knows not even the victim This reviewer had to read this part of the book several times for the sheer scale of matters to sink in The landmark survey carried out by Verizon business services, working in conjunction with the U.S Secret Service, the Dutch National Police and the U.K Police Central E crimes Unit, reported that on average 62% of the intrusions against business took at least two months to detect A similar study by Trustwave Holdings revealed that the average time from the initial breach of a company s network until discovery of the intrusion was an alarming 210 days That s nearly seven months for an attacker whether organized crime, the competition, or a foreign government to creep around unfettered in a corporate network stealing secrets, gaining competitive intelligence, breaching financial systems, and pilfering customers personally identifiable information, such as their credit card numbers This is staggering, mind blowing and alarming Yet this subject is something this reviewer has a than passing interest in following so it is not entirely unchartered territory A lot of these crimes start from a relatively small thing A compromised password, an insecure computer system or even a user clicking on an innocent looking link or attachment Then the rest is history Sometimes the intrusion is to steal information, other times it is just to vandalise the system and create mayhem or for a joke.Is that not enough We are being spied on under the guise of convenience or providing a service We don t actually know big the problem is, what is happening to our information and what people are doing with it An online dictionary site, for example, has at one stage installed 234 different tracking files on ONE visitor s computer during ONE visit Who reads the online privacy policy or terms of service document Very few and the companies know it The book notes a Carnegie Mellon University study that shows the average American encounters 1,462 privacy policies a year, each with an average length of 2,518 words, adding If one were to read each and every one of those policies, it would take seventy six full workdays, at eight hours a day, from our lives In the aggregate, that works out to 53.8 billion hours for all Americans, at an estimated national opportunity cost of 781 billion of lost productivity every year because of the nightmare and disgrace that are the ToS, writes the author.Can it get worse Most people suspect some of the bigger companies are trying it on What s the limit Google too has demonstrated its penchant for ridiculous ToS For example, anybody who uses Google Docs or happens to upload a spreadsheet, PDF, or Word document to Google Drive automatically grants ownership of the document to Google, writes the author, suggesting that if J K Rowling had written Harry Potter in Google Docs instead of Microsoft Word, she would have granted Google the worldwide rights to her work That would be an expensive free service, wouldn t it Of course, there s no suggestion that Google intends to enforce these rights and defenders suggest technical reasons for such language But why not rule out in plain language such clear unintended uses Page after page your jaw will drop You will be shocked, amazed, saddened, depressed and confounded You should buy this book but maybe you might start to fear buying it online For now, at least, there are physical bookstores although even they will be tracking what you are doing There s not a lot to say Buy this book and devour it You ll wish you hadn t had to but you will be better informed and rather annoyed at the end of it.Future Crimes Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It, written by Marc Goodman and published by Doubleday Books ISBN 9780385539005, 464 pages YYYYY


  10. says:

    Do yourself a favor, read this book With and dependency on technology and gadgets you better know what are risks and how to avoid them.

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