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Well you know the NSA knows how to access your private -- -- But if you don't wipe your gadgets properly the whole world -- access your information to.
Joining me now on how to delete your info for good is Roberts is silly and a CEO of ID -- security got -- Robert.
Welcome I thought that if I put things in the delete then and then deleted the delete -- I was OK they use saying now.
You really didn't think that the -- I -- -- action I thought it now.
Now so the delete -- is just another folder where you put your stuff temporarily until it's actually gone.
In even deleting it from mayor doesn't always deleted because it -- go -- a different partition.
So that information on a hard drive can be recovered in a number of different ways if you don't properly remove it.
Okay well tell us your story -- is you actually went out and bought some devices on the web and retrieved a lot of that had to do that.
-- with with McAfee we -- down thirty devices laptops desktops netbooks notebooks ipads iphones blackberries and droids.
All with the intent of getting them off of Craigslist and eBay and seeing what information we could find.
End up on half of those devices we -- enough information to steal identities and and some.
-- situations -- people in trouble because some of the information was illegal.
Wow so hagee did and yet can any common crook -- Well yeah the software to find the data the forensic software was just -- readily available stuff you find online much of it was free.
Some of the people did nothing -- -- stuck you know -- data into the delete folder.
Into the recycle them and it was right there so is completely you know right when you face.
And dumb you know -- some of the devices were white black.
It could be the wavy white -- -- the -- -- reform added of the way there we installed the the it operating system didn't completely removed the data.
-- -- I mean brand names here so what is safe and what is less safe and -- I just take hammered this to happen.
And you know crush it instead -- you know trying to resell it.
OK so your iPhone your iPad great no problem when you factory reset those devices we found nothing.
Shaping the Blackberry -- bill today when you when you wipe the device everything's gone whereas android.
It was all there much now woods was right there in different partitions.
You know you remove the sim card to remove the the you know any any storage device is -- -- everything -- on the device itself was still there are.
Even -- -- factory reset we still find information.
I think they would give Microsoft windows devices especially windows XP.
If there are so many different partitions in the way you reinstall reformat the drives we've got a lot of data windows seven feared a much better.
-- eight was much better.
But windows XP was a big problem and a Lotta the PCs in the second -- market right now are in fact windows XP devices.
Think -- -- ever but one of these products on how to resell.
She ever do that.
So let's just say get a solid desktop or laptop -- our any mobile phone from fifty bucks a hundred bucks you could potentially be selling your identity.
For fifty bucks 200 bucks so I wouldn't what I would do with most mobile phones with the exception of an iPhone or Blackberry as I destroy them.
I would destroy any android especially in older one I mean I would literally destroy it like with a hammer to put safety glasses on and beat that thing to death.
Drop in the bucket of salt water a year -- on the porch.
And that's the same thing the same thing -- the windows hard drive without from a laptop or desktop I would take it out into the shed -- it up.
Drill -- -- -- and it and die you know putting a -- play.
And you know -- Kelly so you know if you've got a laptop let's face it the whole thing doesn't have.
Private information is -- some -- -- you pull out there absolutely has to be ruined.
Well yeah that's the hard drive -- -- and it's easier to coupled with a couple screws you just pop it out same thing with the desktop.
And then you can recycle the rest of the -- you can sell the rest of the box.
And at this point you know any laptop you're gonna upgrade to -- you know LaSalle arm or re cycle.
They're not -- and they're not worth much you know they're they're wooden Nickels.
And today to recycle the hard the hardware with the exception of the hard drive is a Smart thing to do.
I feel forewarned and now for armed and I appreciate your coming on Robert.
I -- got a hammer I'm -- -- -- things that are gonna not see the light of day ever again we think catcher ever again illustrations to -- -- up and Robert agrees.
-- thank you while.
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