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Consumer Carelessness Leaves Sensitive Data in Returned Devices

My boyfriend works a demanding day job at a major Canadian big box furniture and appliance retailing chain. Knowing that I write about information security for a living, he had an interesting story to tell me:“An LG Smart TV was returned to us by the customer, and it had their credit card credentials in it! Why didn’t they do a factory reset firs
Publish At:2017-01-23 02:15 | Read:3097 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic consumer data factory reset

Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking

An estimated 500 million Android phones don't completely wipe data when their factory reset option is run, a weakness that may allow the recovery of login credentials, text messages, e-mails, and contacts, computer scientists said Thursday.In the first comprehensive study of the effectiveness of the Android feature, Cambridge University researchers found
Publish At:2015-05-22 04:15 | Read:3405 | Comments:0 | Tags:Gear & Gadgets Risk Assessment Technology Lab android data e

7 Things About Android Lollipop 5.0 You Need To Know

After offering chocolate (Kit-Kat), now Google is ready to serve you Lollipops. Google on Wednesday finally revealed the official name of its next version Android L — Android 5.0 Lollipop. The newly released Android 5.0 Lollipop ships with the latest Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet built by HTC, but the company did not make the Loll
Publish At:2014-10-18 14:55 | Read:2897 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Android encryption android lock Android Lollipop And

Beware: A Factory Reset Doesn’t Actually Delete Your Android’s Data

Android devices are popular targets for cybercriminals using malicious malware in order to access users’ sensitive information. Now, researchers have unveiled another red flag for Android users and the security of their data.Researchers from security firm Pen Test Partners tested multiple second-hand devices purchased from auction sites, such as eBay, after
Publish At:2014-08-18 21:10 | Read:3087 | Comments:0 | Tags:Top Security Stories Android factory reset Pen Test Partners

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