Resets alone can transfer data to secondhand markets, emphasizing the need for secure erasure with verifiable overwriting software
Tablet and smartphone users should think twice about relying on factory resets to remove personal and business data before trading in, reselling or donating mobile devices. Recently reported investigations have revealed the easy accessibility of data on reset Android devices, underscoring the importance of software overwriting for full erasure, according to Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions.
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The report highlighted two investigations of Android devices retrieved from secondhand markets in the
"For Blancco, these investigations are not surprising, as we realize that only software like our Blancco Mobile, which works at the device's operating system level to overwrite all data, can fully delete information," said
Blancco Mobile has been TÜV tested and approved for data erasure, and is also DIPCOG approved for use by the
"The lesson here that mobile device users need to confirm that their phone carrier, mobile network operator or point-of-sale provider uses advanced overwriting software like Blancco Mobile, which actually provides a detailed, auditable report to prove erasure and provide peace of mind," said VÄisÄnen.
 Ward, Mark, "Tesco Hudl and other Android devices face data reset flaw,"
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The company's products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
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