How to get a Finnish IP address
The easiest way to improve your digital privacy is to switch your IP address using a VPN. We’ll …
Looking to upgrade to a better and newer smart phone? It has become standard practice to upgrade to a newer mobile device every one to three years.
But before you sell, donate or discard the old one, make sure you completely wipe out all your personal data and information.
Your old mobile phone contains all kinds of personal data such as usernames, passwords, your contacts’ phone numbers and addresses, family photos, etc.
If your personal information happens to fall into the wrong hands, you could become the next victim of identity theft!
Recently, I conducted a test in which I purchased a bunch of used devices off of Craigslist and eBay to see if I could still find personal data on them. I found a startling amount of personal data, including photos, phone numbers, addresses, emails, text messages and even passwords!
While most of us would think we are safe if we do a factory reset on our mobile device, this is not always the case. On some Android phones, even though some of the phones’ owners had done a factory reset, I was still able to find data on them.
To ensure that your device is cleared of your personal data, follow these tips below:
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