"Few things are more precious, intimate and personal than the data on your smartphone. It tracks your location and logs your calls. Its 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 wont 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..." -- Ant @ AQFL.net and AntFarm.ma.cx. Please do not IM/e-mail me for technical support. Use this forum or better, »community.norton.com ! Disclaimer: The views expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.
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 ). -- A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.