When Gadgets Betray Us

When Gadgets Betray Us

The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780465019588
0465019587
Branch Call Number: 004.167/VAMOSI
Characteristics: xviii, 222 p. ; 25 cm.

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eastvanbookfan
Jul 07, 2011

"Uh-oh". Said that a few times in the course of reading this book. So called, smart meters, passports and credit cards are all things I'm eyeing with suspicion based on what I learned reading this book. There are always going to be people who are able to use new technology for nefarious means but its good to know there are people looking to find weaknesses simply because the makers of these products are simply interested in selling their products, not providing us with the security we thought we were getting by getting the new technology.

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