Mobile phone/blackberry security
Thread poster: Marie-Hélène Hayles

Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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Sep 25, 2008

Thought I'd share this article with you, on security issues with your old mobile phones and blackberries.

"The point of this work is really to bring that across to people the risks that mobile phones present to their personal data." Of the devices in the survey, 7% had enough personal data on them for the individual concerned to have their identity stolen, and 7% would have allowed a corporate fraud to have taken place. Another 2% still had Sim cards in them, while 27% of the BlackBerrys in the survey had company data and 16% carried personal information.

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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
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Interesting stuff Sep 25, 2008

I had always thought that "recycling" phones meant they got broken down into their component parts and melted down or whatever - y'know, like for recycling glass or paper or scrap metal.

Not that they got wiped with a damp cloth and sold on. I am not a little indignant to hear this. I suspect I may now decide to "recycle" my phone, when the time comes, with the aid of large hammer.

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