When Gadgets Betray Us by Robert Vamosi
The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies

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Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our mobile phones, mp3 players, cars, and digital cameras become more and more complex, we understand less and less about how they actually work and what personal details these gadgets might reveal about us.

Robert Vamosi, an award-winning journalist and analyst who has been covering digital security issues for more than a decade, shows us the dark side of all that digital capability and convenience. Hotel-room TV remotes can be used to steal our account information and spy on what we've been watching, toll-booth transponders receive unencrypted EZ Pass or FasTrak info that can be stolen and cloned, and our cars monitor and store data about our driving habits that can be used in court against us.

When Gadgets Betray Us gives us a glimpse into the secret lives of our gadgets and helps us to better understand--and manage--these very real risks.

 

About Robert Vamosi

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Robert Vamosi is a senior analyst with the Mocana Corporation, a device security start up. He is also a contributing editor at PCWorld and a security blogger for Forbes.com. He lives in northern California.
 
Published March 29, 2011 by Basic Books. 240 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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He also examines how technology compromises our personal privacy when “electronic breadcrumbs” stored in places like automobile “black boxes,” mass-transit payment cards laptop hard drives, tollbooths and drivers’ licenses can be used in litigation and marketing strategies.

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PCWorld's Vamosi offers a solid analysis of just how deeply technology can be used to gather personal information about us without our awareness, a scenario more alarming than we can imagine.

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