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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.

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All those new gadgets that you can't live without? They're giving away your secrets.

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Robert Vamosi is a security analyst for Javelin Strategy and Research. He is also a contributing editor at PCWorld, where he writes regularly on Internet security, a security blogger for Forbes.com, and former Senior Editor at CNET. He lives in San Francisco.

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Thomas Kirby, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by Thomas Kirby)
The book is kind of unsettling, explaining with real examples of how all of our neat, new devices, including cars, have not been designed with security in mind, and the consequences are showing. Unfortunately, there is no short-term solution, because the real answers require a change in the philosophy of design (adding security at the beginning), and expectations of convenience.
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ISBN:
9780465031382
Author:
Vamosi, Robert
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
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Aspects
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20130231
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TRADE PAPER
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from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
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9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
from 18

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