Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Where's your data?

What if your smart phone was stolen? Your contacts, email preferences, calendar and all things you were in someone else's hands?

Have you ever sold an old laptop, desktop, smartphone or ipod? Chances are that even though you wiped the hard drives/memory, your important data was still on the device.


While you may have reset or deleted the files, the actual data is still there. All that was changed were the pointers to the data. Someone with the right tools and know-how can easily pull partial and complete files from your device in minutes of having it in their possession.

This article about data in iPhones brings up a good point that I think everyone should be mindful of.

UPDATE - "format" your iPhone

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