Cell Phones Won't Keep your Secrets
Selling your old cell phone to make a bit of extra money after getting yourself a new one may sound like a great idea, but trust me, it's not. A bunch of Security analysts working for a company named Trust Digital found 27,000 pages of documents on 10 phones they bought online - including details of a multi-million dollar contract bid, bank account passwords and secret notes between a married man and his girlfriend.
Selling your old phone once you upgrade to a fancier model can be like handing over your diaries. All sorts of sensitive information pile up inside our cell phones, and deleting it may be more difficult than you think. A popular practice among sellers, resetting the phone, often means sensitive information appears to have been erased. But it can be resurrected using specialized yet inexpensive software found on the Internet.