Linked – Study Finds Personal Data on Used Phones: How to Prevent That!

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“As part of a research project, Serapiglia and students at Saint Vincent College tested 80 phones that they purchased for just $83 from Goodwill’s online auction site. Using software that anyone can buy, they were able to extract data from 47 of the 80 phones. Pictures, text messages, e-mails and documents were just some of the items recovered from phones that had been given away by their owners.”

Simply “resetting” a phone does not completely wipe your data from it. You’d do well to remember that, and follow the advice in this article before giving away or selling your old phone.

http://ridethelightning.senseient.com/2017/02/study-finds-personal-data-on-used-phones-how-to-prevent-that.html

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