Tuesday June 28, 2016

78% Of Resold Drives Still Contain Readable Data

I like how they make it seem like people leave data on old computers and drives on accident. If you are like me, I leave naked pictures on all the stuff I sell just for funsies. Consider it bonus content. wink

A new study (PDF), conducted by the Blancco Technology Group, finds that a staggering amount of personal and confidential information is retrievable from used, resold, or refurbished devices that have supposedly been wiped. Of the 200 devices they tested, 78% آ— more than three-quarters آ— had some kind of residual data on them that should not have been there.