When Gadgets Betray Us

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, from Basic Books, an imprint of the Perseus Book Group, gives us a glimpse into the secret lives of our gadgets and helps us to better understand–and manage–these very real risks.

What others are saying about When Gadgets Betray Us

“Written in a way for all to understand, Robert Vamosi exposes the dangers of inherently trusting electronic gadgets and gracefully reveals just how widespread the security problems are. You’ll never treat technology the same after reading this book…and you shouldn’t!”
Joe Grand, electrical engineer and author of Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty

“Like the great Oz behind the curtain, devices run our lives sometimes in unexpected ways. When Gadgets Betray Us opens your eyes to the implications of dependence on devices that don’t always behave.”
Jeff Moss, Founder of Black Hat and DEFCON

“A compelling scrutiny of the ways in which technological enhancements can be exploited for nefarious purposes… An erudite wake-up call.”

“Vamosi has done his homework, offering a detailed recap of where we are now and what’s coming next…When Gadgets Betray Us helps us become aware of the benefits and the shortfalls of many scientific marvels.”
Post and Courier