Monday, March 4, 2013

Dishing-Off Your Old Device?

Did you know that in the wrong hands that "old" device can mean "new" problems for you?

Have you, like many adults, given a child in your life a hand-me-down mobile device? Maybe it's a "disabled" cell phone or your old iTouch that you let them play around on.

Savvy criminals are increasingly targeting mobile devices (even outdated ones) because they are very often loaded with personal data, including bank and credit cards numbers cached on mobile browsers, passwords, contact information, email and GPS histories.

If you are dead-set on letting your children play with these devices, be sure they have been wiped completely clean of your personal and business information. For tips on how to do this, give this eHow Tech post a thorough read.

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