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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, well written., April 15, 2011
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This review is from: When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies (Hardcover)
Vamosi is a Senior Analyst for the device security gurus at Mocana ([...]) so he probably knows what he's talking about.

Devices already outnumber PC's on the Internet by about 5 to 1, and so far, we haven't seen a *ton* of attacks on them.... but the ones we have seen are, frankly, terrifying. Vamosi's book makes it clear that the honeymoon is over. Device populations are exploding - soon to outnumber workstations by *100* to 1 - and most of them have far less ability to protect themselves than the PC in your daughter's bedroom. The irony is that hacks on connected devices are even more likely to have real-world consequences: these devices control the brakes on your car, the valves in the chemical plant, the phase rectification for your neighborhood electrical substation. And, in general, they are all wide open to hackers. And lets not even get started on smartphones and tablets...

Vamosi's book is a terrific primer on the security (part one) and privacy (part two) risks inherent in the connected device explosion. This should be required reading for anyone working in security, electronic commerce, venture capital, corporate compliance or social media.
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