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17 April 2013

I Have A Pile Of Old Cell Phones, I Use

by Code Monkey

Adam
Plattner{.author-photo}Adam Plattner{.author} - 2013-04-17 09:50:09-0400[

I have a pile of old cell phones, I use to think taking out the SD card was enough….\ \ “So what can you do about all this the next time you’re ready to upgrade phones? The alarming answer is not much. According to Reiber, all of our volunteers did the right thing. They used the software tools available to restore each phone to its factory settings. But that didn’t matter. The data is still there, if you have the means to recover it. In fact, Reiber says there’s only one surefire way to make sure someone isn’t going to come along behind you and scarf up your old bits: Take a hammer to it.”

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Break Out a Hammer: You’ll Never Believe the Data ‘Wiped’ Smartphones Store | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

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