4 Things You MUST Do When Selling or Giving Away Your Old Computer, Phone or Tablet
Sept 2, 2012
By James Bruce
Hereâ€™s a fun thing I like to do: buy an old hard drive on eBay, then run recovery software on it. Itâ€™s a little data treasure hunt, and youâ€™ll be amazed at what you can find. Even more amazing though are people who donâ€™t even bother to delete data first; they just sell the phone or throw away the machine as is. You might as well put family photos, bank documents and your passport in a box, then leave it outside your house with a giant â€śsteal meâ€ť sign on it.
If you donâ€™t want to be one of those thousands of people who fall prey
to privacy invasions and identify theft every day, then read on. Here
are 3 essential steps to take before getting rid of a device.