Even erased, the data protected on a mobile phone can reappear at any time. This is what Digital Trust has just discovered, a company based in Virginia (USA). It acquired, on eBay, 10 mobile phones. Mission, to test a software for data recovery. Results of the operation, all the mobile phones have “spitted back ” information initially erased. Telephone numbers, SMS (some proving the infidelities of the former owner) without forgetting numbers of bank cards and other sensitive information. The guilty? The memory flash which takes time to surrender its soul. How to protect yourself from this kind of hustle? Crush this piece of plastic!
November 4, 2008
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