Future Crimes

How Our Radical Dependence on Technology Threatens Us All

Author: Marc Goodman

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 9780385682589

Category: Computer crimes

Page: 464

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One of the world's leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to illuminate the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you--and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than you ever thought possible. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways--but there is an ominous flip side. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology, and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals steal identities, drain online bank accounts and wipe out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt of electricity, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion. Meanwhile, 3D 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 opens his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, Future Crimes 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, it will empower readers to protect themselves against looming threats--before it's too late.

Future Crimes

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

Author: Marc Goodman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385539010

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2015 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 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.

Future Crimes

How Our Radical Dependence on Technology Threatens Us All

Author: Marc Goodman

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385682573

Category: Science

Page: 352

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From one of the world's leading authorities on global security, Future Crimes takes readers deep into the digital underground to illuminate the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than you ever thought possible. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways—but there is an ominous flip side. 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 monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt of electricity, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion. Meanwhile, 3D 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 opens 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, Future Crimes 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, it will empower readers to protect themselves against looming technological threats—before it's too late.

The Age of the Unthinkable

Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What to Do about It

Author: Joshua Cooper Ramo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316151382

Category: HISTORY

Page: 135

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Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, human immunology, psychology, and his own extraordinary experiences, Ramo delivers a brilliant new paradigm for understanding the dangerous--and dangerously unpredictable--new global order.

Data and Goliath

The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393352177

Category: Computers

Page: 425

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Your cell phone provider knows your location; vendors record your purchasing patterns; your e-mails, texts, and social network activity are stored indefinitely; and all of this information is used by corporations and governments to manipulate, discriminate, and censor your experiences. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. Security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, showing us exactly what we can do to reform government surveillance programs, shake up surveillance-based business models, and protect our individual privacy. From back cover.

Fixing Broken Windows

Restoring Order And Reducing Crime In Our Communities

Author: George L. Kelling,Catherine M. Coles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684837382

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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Cites successful examples of community-based policing

Stealing Your Life

The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan

Author: Frank W. Abagnale

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0767925874

Category: True Crime

Page: 242

View: 6789

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Examines the growing problem of identity theft, explaining how easy it is for anyone to assume someone else's identity, the devastating impact of such a crime, ways identity thieves work, and concrete ways to protect oneself against the crime.

Race and Other Misadventures

Essays in Honor of Ashley Montagu in His Ninetieth Year

Author: Larry T. Reynolds,Leonard Lieberman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289356

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing Control

Author: Theodor Borangiu,André Thomas,Damien Trentesaux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642274498

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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Service orientation is emerging nowadays at multiple organizational levels in enterprise business, and it leverages technology in response to the growing need for greater business integration, flexibility and agility of manufacturing enterprises. The Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) analysed throughout the book represents a technical architecture, a business modelling concept, a type of infrastructure, an integration source and a new way of viewing units of automation within the enterprise. The primary goal of SOA is to align the business world with the world of information technology in a way that makes both more effective. The service value creation model at enterprise level consists of using a Service Component Architecture for business process applications, based on entities which handle services. In this view a service is a piece of software encapsulating the business/control logic or resource functionality of an enterprise entity that exhibits an individual competence and responds to a specific request to fulfil a local (operation) or global objective (batch production). The value creation model is based on a 2-stage approach: • Agentification: complex manufacturing processes are split in services provided by informational agents which are discovered, accessed and executed. This leads to a modular, reusable, agile and easy integrate integration. • Holonification: holons link the material flow and physical entities of the manufacturing processes with the informational part (IT services realized by distributed intelligence) facilitating thus traceability the developing of flexible control systems. This book gathers contributions from scientists, researchers and industrialists on concepts, methods, frameworks and implementing issues addressing trends in the service orientation of control technology and management applied to manufacturing enterprise. This book gathers contributions from scientists, researchers and industrialists on concepts, methods, frameworks and implementing issues addressing trends in the service orientation of control technology and management applied to manufacturing enterprise.

The Art of Invisibility

The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

Author: Kevin Mitnick

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316380522

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1593

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Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

Stealing Your Life

The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan

Author: Frank W. Abagnale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786298709

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

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Examines the growing problem of identity theft, explaining how easy it is for anyone to assume someone else's identity, the devastating impact of such a crime, ways identity thieves work, and concrete ways to protect oneself against the crime.

Kingpin

How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

Author: Kevin Poulsen

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307588696

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

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Documents how a troubled young computer hacker seized control of a massive international computer fraud network in 2006, tracing the efforts of FBI and Secret Service agents as well as an undercover operator to locate and arrest him. Reprint.

Cyber War

The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

Author: Richard A. Clarke,Robert Knake

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780061962240

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security—and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber War is a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers. It explains clearly and convincingly what cyber war is, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals. This is the first book about the war of the future—cyber war—and a convincing argument that we may already be in peril of losing it.

Cybersecurity

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Peter W. Singer,Allan Friedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199918112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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An authoritative, single-volume introduction to cybersecurity addresses topics ranging from phishing and electrical-grid takedowns to cybercrime and online freedom, sharing illustrative anecdotes to explain how cyberspace security works and what everyday people can do to protect themselves. Simultaneous.

TIME Cybersecurity

Hacking, the Dark Web and You

Author: The Editors of TIME

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 1547842415

Category: Computers

Page: 96

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Mysterious and dark, the many dangers of the internet lurk just below the sunny surface of social media, online shopping and cat videos. Now, in a new Special Edition from the Editors of TIME, comes Cybersecurity: Hacking, the Dark Web and You to help you understand the dangers posed by hackers, cyber criminals and other bad actors on the internet. Those potentially at risk include: individuals (your personal photography and communications, your finances and more); businesses and international relations; and our government (think interference in the November 2016 United States elections). Clear and concise, this Special Edition features up-to-the-minute information, graphics, and statistics as well as a hacking glossary to help you better understand the threats that lie in wait behind each keystroke. Cybersecurity is filled with compelling stories about hacks and hackers, the battle against revenge porn, Google’s elite guard against rising digital threats, and it also includes a step-by-step guide to help you defend against scammers and viruses. For anyone who uses the internet—and that’s pretty much all of us—Cybersecurity is a thorough examination of the security challenges of technology today, and how to overcome them to stay safe online.

The Art of the Steal

Author: Frank Abagnale

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742747221

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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World famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can shares his experiences on both sides of the law to help others from becoming victims of fraud . In his celebrated bestseller, Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. Before he was 21 he had cashed US$2.5 million in forged cheques, practised as a lawyer, doctor, pilot, and college professor, even though he was a high school dropout. In The Art of the Steal, Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing readers how they can spot and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of ways to commit crime, much of it untraceable. Frank Abagnale has discovered that punishment for fraud, much less recovery of stolen goods, seldom happens - prevention is the best form of protection. Drawing on his early years of experience as a master con man and his 25-year career on the other side of the law, he shares eye-opening stories of true scams - and tips on how they could have been avoided. A peek inside the predatory criminal mind from a past master of the con, The Art of the Steal is the ultimate defence against even the craftiest crook.

For My Lady's Heart

Author: Laura Kinsale

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497620279

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

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A princess sparks devotion in a chivalrous knight in this medieval romance by a New York Times–bestselling author who “creates magic” (Lisa Kleypas). With Princess Melanthe di Monteverde widowed, a political marriage would tip the balance of power to any kingdom that possessed her. Determined to return to England alive and unwed, she hides behind a mask of witchery. Protecting her is Ruck d’Angleterre, a chivalrous knight who never wavers—and the only man Melanthe wishes could lift the veil of her disguise. He once desired her, but now his gaze reveals distrust. As they flee her enemies, Melanthe’s impossible love for the Green Knight grows. Ruck has remained chaste for thirteen miserable years, since his wife entered a nunnery, continuing to honor their marital vows. In that dark hour, when the church stripped him of his spouse and his possessions, the princess secretly came to his aid with two emeralds. Her safety is his duty, yet his heart is not pure. Each time he gazes upon Melanthe’s sable hair and twilight eyes, he wants more Showcasing Laura Kinsale’s gift for bringing unforgettable characters to life on the page, For My Lady’s Heart is yet another winner from the author of Flowers from the Storm, chosen as one of the “Greatest Love Stories of All Time” in a poll of Washington Post and Glamour magazine readers.

Tin God (Delta Crossroads #1)

Author: Stacy Green

Publisher: Twisted Minds Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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For readers who love Lisa Gardner, Lisa Jackson, and Allison Brennan. A FREE Romantic Thriller! The truth can be as deadly as any weapon. Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee's close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life. Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend--a man struggling with his own demons--to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again. Before all evidence, the truth--and Jaymee's daughter--are lost. TIN GOD is a romantic thriller set in a small town. Filled with pulse-pounding suspense and featuring a strong female protagonist, this mystery leaves the reader wanting more!