Future Crimes

Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World (2015.2)


关于本书 About the book

Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning—from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences.

With explosive insights based on a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, leading authority on global security Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. He explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow. Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control of our own devices and harness technology’s tremendous power for the betterment of humanity—before it’s too late.

本书金句 Key insights

● It isn't just hackers in the murky waters of cyberspace that pose a threat to our integrity and safety. Companies like Google, Facebook and even Angry Birds play a role in this, too.

● In fact, your mobile phone acts a lot like a spy who knows exactly what you’re doing, where you’re doing it, who you’re doing it with, not to mention for how long and how often.

● Today, everything is connected via iCloud or Google products. But that convenience comes at a cost: our privacy.

● According to a study by the Rand Corporation, 80 percent of hackers actually work for a company or government, and are closer to the age of 30. Indeed, cybercrime is much more organized.

● Hacking any of these critical infrastructural systems could have catastrophic consequences.