Tablet snafu: Motorola says not all data wiped from refurbished devices

Lorene Yue reports:

Usually, when passwords and personal information are exposed, it’s because someone hacked a company’s not-so-secure system. Motorola, however, managed to put people’s info at risk without such malfeasance when it failed to wipe the memory of a batch of refurbished Xooms. The tablets in question were sold by between October and December of last year, and Moto is claiming that it made the mistake on only small number of slates.

Read more on Chicago Business. Michael Gorman of Engadget has a copy of Motorola’s press release about the breach on that site.

h/t, @privacysucks

Update: 100 units affected?

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