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Used mobile devices share secrets

By milal ·
This article is yet another example of why users of mobile devices need to pay attention to what they keep on these machines and the security measures they implement.
http://news.com.com/2100-1029-6110**5.html?tag=tb

In regard to laptops and PDAs, both of which are highly suceptible to security breaches, what sort of protection do you recommend to prevent data theft?

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More on recycling hardware.

by mroonie In reply to Used mobile devices share ...

There are lots of issues surrounding the recycling of old hardware, especially with computers.
http://www.techknowbizzle.com/2006/08/reduce-reuse-recycle.html

Many studies have shown that large amounts of sensitive information about companies and individuals are found in recycled hardware parts that were not fully encrypted or deleted before reselling/redistribution.

Check out Remote Laptop Security on Wikipedia for more on this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_laptop_security

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Software/Degaussing

by Maevinn In reply to More on recycling hardwar ...

All hard drives, CDs, and portable media are cleaned with either a 3 stage wipe software, degaussed, or destroyed prior to disposal.

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