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When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation with New Technologiesby Robert Vamosi
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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.
All those new gadgets that you can't live without? They're giving away your secrets.
About the Author
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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