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It was a bit alarming to read a report today in the Sydney Morning Herald:


Secrets spill from second-hand mobiles August 31, 2006

Second hand mobile phones purchased over the internet can surrendered credit card numbers, banking passwords, business secrets and even evidence of adultery.

One married man’s girlfriend sent a text message to his mobile: His wife was getting suspicious. Perhaps they should cool it for a few days. [click here to read more]

old mobile Shhhhh! I know your secrets from your cellphone!The story went on to say how people give away or sell their old mobile phones / cellphones on the internet, and how they don’t realise their old data is NOT deleted. Scary thought. And just as bad as finding out your old computer whose hard drive you erased has delighted its new owner by bringing forth all your old banking details as well as the confidential contracts you’d been working on.

This serves as a reminder that in our throw-away [disposable] world, it’s worth the extra effort to search and investigate before you give away or sell anything which ‘used to have’ data on it.

Be warned … be pro-active. Ciao for now,
Teena

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