Revealed- Once You Trade in Your Old Phone- It Can Be Compromised
Instead of trading in your old phone to upgrade to the next. You are better off destroying the phone or just keeping it. The next user of that phone can easily pull up all the data you thought you had erased. Online banking, personal photos and more... KEEP IT OR SMASH IT UP!!
Up to 500million Andriod users who use or have used Android software could be at risk from having personal information shared after tests revealed it's impossible to clear data from many devices.
A report by Cambridge University showed that private text messages, images, videos and email details can be recovered, even after a total wipe - or factory reset - has been done.
It means that people who have given away, sold or lost phones are now at risk from having their personal details and any private or sensitive information in messages or emails seen by whoever now has their old phone.