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Hackers can steal personal info from your old phone - even if it's been wiped

Hackers can steal personal info from your old phone - even if it's been wiped
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It's no secret that smartphones and other personal gadgets are bought and sold online all the time. But what you probably don't know is the kind of information that can be recovered from said personal gadgets.

Photos, files, passwords, banking information - you name it and it can be recovered. It all happens because folks haven't correctly wiped their gadgets before selling them. Find out how to properly wipe your gadget clean here.

avast! Security and Antivirus decided to see for themselves what kind of information could be salvaged from "wiped" gadgets, and the results are stunning. Take a look below.

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