4 Things You MUST Do When Selling or Giving Away Your Old Computer, Phone or Tablet
Sept 2, 2012
By James Bruce
Here’s a fun thing I like to do: buy an old hard drive on eBay, then run recovery software on it. It’s a little data treasure hunt, and you’ll be amazed at what you can find. Even more amazing though are people who don’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 “steal me” sign on it.
If you don’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.