Still lazy after all these years? 2,000 personal photos, emails, and other info found on used smartphones

David Bisson writes:

In a recent experiment, researchers found 2,000 personal photos, email messages, and other information stored on used phones they purchased from pawn shops.

Avast’s Deborah Salmi explains in a blog post how the security company’s researchers purchased some 20 used phones from pawn shops located in New York, Paris, Barcelona, and Berlin.

Each shop owner assured the researchers that the devices were cleaned of all personal files ahead of time.


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