14 December 2015

Thieves Are Drooling Over the Personal Information You Left on Your Old Phone

Tech.Mic 11 December 2015: We worry about our personal information falling into the wrong hands when our phones are in our pockets and our laptops are on our desks. We set up firewalls, craft long, intricate passwords and know not to open email attachments from strange senders. We treat security at first as groundwork, then as maintenance.

Often, when we discard our old devices, we forget they continue to store our whole lives. The detail held in their memory cards and hard drives lies dormant. When it's time to recycle or resell them, some of us don't give much thought to the hardware that still holds mountains on...read on.