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When Gadgets Betray Us

The Dark Side Of Our Infatuation With New Technologies

By Rob Vamosi

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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Format: Book
Author: Vamosi, Rob
Summary: Looks at the important issues that are often overlooked in the race to find the best, fastest, and most cutting-edge technological wonders.
Title: When gadgets betray us : the dark side of our infatuation with new technologies / Robert Vamosi.
Publisher Date: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
Subject: Pocket computers -- Social aspects. Pocket computers -- Health aspects. Pocket computers -- Security measures. Software failures -- Risk assessment. Computer crimes
Isbn: 0465019587 9780465019588
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Call Number: 004.167 Vam
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Format: Book
Author: Vamosi, Rob
Summary: Looks at the important issues that are often overlooked in the race to find the best, fastest, and most cutting-edge technological wonders.
Title: When gadgets betray us : the dark side of our infatuation with new technologies / Robert Vamosi.
Publisher, Date: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
Description: xviii, 222 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Pocket computers -- Social aspects.
Subjects: Pocket computers -- Health aspects.
Subjects: Pocket computers -- Security measures.
Subjects: Software failures -- Risk assessment.
Subjects: Computer crimes
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-211) and index.
LCCN: 2010043829
ISBN: 0465019587
ISBN: 9780465019588
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 004.167 Vam