Future crimes : everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable and what we can do about it / Marc Goodman.
New York : Doubleday, 
viii, 392 pages, lx pages ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Prologue: The irrational optimist: How I got this way A gathering storm. Connected, dependent, and vulnerable ; System crash ; Moore's outlaws ; You're not the customer, you're the product ; The surveillance economy ; Big data, big risk ; I.T. phones home ; In screen we trust ; Mo' screens, mo' problems The future of crime. Crime, inc. ; Inside the digital underground ; When all things are hackable ; Home hacked home ; Hacking you ; Rise of the machines: when cyber crime goes 3-D ; Next-generation security threats: Why cyber was only the beginning Surviving progress. Surviving progress ; The way forward Appendix: Everything's connected, everyone's vulnerable: Here's what you can do about it.
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 are stealing identities, draining online bank accounts, and erasing computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby monitors to spy on families, to hack pacemakers to deliver a lethal jolt of electricity, and to analyze a person's social media activity 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. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
K564.C6 G66 2015
0385539002 hardback 9780385539005 hardback 0593073665 paperback 9780593073667 paperback