More

    Warning: Formatting Is Not Enough; Wipe All The Data Before You Sell Your Phone

    I’ve hardly used a cellphone for more than six months. I’d either sold it for another phone or exchange it with a friend. It was normal. In fact, many people do so. However, it was when my phone rang late at a night, my world almost turned upside down.

    Warning: Formatting Is Not Enough; Wipe All The Data Before You Sell Your Phone

    Wipe All The Data Before You Sell Your Phone
    Wipe All The Data Before You Sell Your Phone

    A sore voice spoke from the other side and called my name. Half asleep, I acknowledged.

    “Sir, are you looking for a PG?”

    How does he know it when I never posted the requirement anywhere on the internet? How? Damn! Screenshots. I took the screenshots of several advertisements on OLX and I. . .I just sold my phone. But I formatted my phone? How could it be possible?

    In a little instance, I shot the gush of questions at him. In my fear, he repeated that one thing over and over again: I don’t have the authority over revealing the information; My job is just to call and redirect the clients to the right vendors.

    It couldn’t be even a spam. The formal language and the use of protocols—it wasn’t unreal. I was dishevelled.

    The Sherlock in me didn’t let me sleep. I didn’t want to either. And then it was all Google that could help me breathe. In my fortune, it indeed did and that too convincingly.

    A few Google searches made me draw this conclusion: first I’d used a random data storage drive and blindly packed my gallery. Second I formatted the drive but I couldn’t wipe the data. It was already sold.

    Most consumers in India are unaware that data can be recovered from their legacy drives and mobiles and steps like formatting are not enough for ensuring data privacy,” said the study by data migration solutions provider Stellar Data Recovery.

    Even though it wasn’t a confidential information, but it could have been anything. But you can’t always be lucky.

    “In one such hard disk drive, the comprehensive business details of an automotive showroom, including monthly sales, historical sales records, pricing list, feedback forms and complete customer information comprising names, addresses and contact numbers was identified,” the First post flashed.

    It implies that physical devices like hard disks, pen drives and other storage devices can also leak your data.

    Erasing data using a regulatory compliance software is a sustainable technique for physically destroying the storage media,” the report further suggested.

    Best Data Wiping Software

    Lastly, I’d only request you to avoid using uncommon drives and before you sell any storage device, make sure you have scanned it a thousand time with an authentic software. You are responsible for your own security.

    Recent Articles

    Vivo Apex 2020 – Concept Phone from Apex to be unveiled on 28th of February 2020

    The Chinese Tech giant Vivo has officially stated that they will be bringing a concept phone.Unlike other brands; Even Vivo planned its release officially...

    Apple Retail Store to arrive in India in 2021- Report by Tim Cook

    Apple; the biggest tech innovator cum tech manufacturer was facing a bullish growth in India due to its false on customer service!These days; Apple...

    Realme 6 & 6 Pro with 64MP Quad-Cameras to be released on March 5th

    The leading Chinese phone manufacturer; Realme is going to unveil its new 6th generation phone series; Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro into the...

    OnePlus 8 Series is coming! – OnePlus 8 Pro’s Official look & confirmed Specs

    The flagship giant! OnePlus is ready to take over the market for 2020! With its flagship phone.So OnePlus 8 the true successor for OnePlus...

    Redmi has confirmed its new flagship for 2020 – Redmi K30 Pro with Snapdragon 865 Processor

    Xiaomi the Chinese phone giant is preparing for something new! Yes, the flagship for 2020 “Redmi K30 Pro” from Redmi is coming!The previous flagship...

    Related Stories

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox