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Avast bought your phone on eBay & recovered what you thought you ‘wiped’

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“This guy was really into anime porn,” says Caroline James, PR manager for Avast, pointing to a spread of papers with pictures of data taken from 20 smartphones purchased on eBay. Security software…
Source: venturebeat.com
A lot of people rely on the possibility to remotely wipe the phone when lost. And most people doesn’t even have that set up!

Even if you do a factory reset the data is still retrievable just like it is from a hard drive.

You need to have other means of protecting sensitive data, like encryption and auto-delete with overwrite.

Read More: http://pingpal.io/2014/07/avast-bought-your-phone-on-ebay-recovered-what-you-thought-you-wiped/