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antdude
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You'll Never Believe the Data Wiped Smartphones Store

»www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/04/···a-trail/ or »www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/04/···ail/all/

"Few things are more precious, intimate and personal than the data on your smartphone. It tracks your location and logs your calls. It’s your camera and your mobile banking device; in some cases it is a payment system in and of itself that knows what you bought and when and where and for how much. All of which explains why you wipe it before sending it off to a recycler or selling it on eBay, right? Problem is, even if you do everything right, there can still be lots of personal data left behind.

Simply restoring a phone to its factory settings won’t completely clear it of data. Even if you use the built-in tools to wipe it, when you go to sell your phone on Craigslist you may be selling all sorts of things along with it that are far more valuable — your name, birth date, Social Security number and home address, for example. You may inadvertently sell your old photos, nudes and all. The bottom line is, the stuff you thought you had gotten rid of is still there, if someone knows how to look.

'There are always artifacts left behind,' explains Lee Reiber, who runs mobile forensics for AccessData..."
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Dude111
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Yup they are no good..... They are info collectors!

If you value your privacy,DO NOT USE ONE!!!!



mattmag
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2 recommendations

said by Dude111:

If you value your privacy, use common sense when you use one.

There, fixed it for you.

codydog

join:2001-11-29
Newport, RI

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reply to antdude

Re: You'll Never Believe the Data Wiped Smartphones Store

Crap cleaner is working on an Android version.

»www.piriform.com/blog/2013/3/8/c···-android



vaxvms
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

If you value your privacy,USE A ROTARY DIAL HARD WIRED PHONE!!!!

What the Dude really meant to say?


StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
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Nah, Bob can listen in on those too

If it's electronic Bob can tap it.
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dib22

join:2002-01-27
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reply to antdude

Re: You'll Never Believe the Data Wiped Smartphones Store

Whenever I sell a phone or tablet for someone I do the factory wipe, then procede to setup the phone again (with a spam trap account if android), then I fill it full of music, then I do another wipe.

This tends to overwrite and re-initialize everything to the point of it being hard-to-impossible for anyone to recover any data.



La Luna
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

Yup they are no good..... They are info collectors!

If you value your privacy,DO NOT USE ONE!!!!

String and tin cans perhaps?

As mentioned, you have to use common sense. If you don't have common sense, well, then......

Anyway.....There's another answer....don't sell your smart phone.
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NetFixer
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said by La Luna:

said by Dude111:

Yup they are no good..... They are info collectors!

If you value your privacy,DO NOT USE ONE!!!!

String and tin cans perhaps?

Nope, Bob can focus a laser beam on the string and intercept the vibrations (that is public knowledge since the '60's ...I can't talk about the imbedded chips in tin cans ).
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La Luna
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said by NetFixer:

said by La Luna:

said by Dude111:

Yup they are no good..... They are info collectors!

If you value your privacy,DO NOT USE ONE!!!!

String and tin cans perhaps?

Nope, Bob can focus a laser beam on the string and intercept the vibrations (that is public knowledge since the '60's ...I can't talk about the imbedded chips in tin cans ).

....dang. Is nothing sacred? lol...
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StuartMW
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reply to NetFixer

Geez, now DSLR forum posts are redacted