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Android's reset function fails to delete data from Samsung and HTC smartphones

John E Dunn | May 26, 2015
Android smartphones fail basic reset test passed by BlackBerry and Apple

"The research findings highlight some of the wider implications associated with asset management and asset disposal. An asset's end-of-life process is both technically and operationally complex, and businesses want to know with confidence that their sensitive data will not turn up unexpectedly in the possession of an unauthorised party," ADISA's Steve Mellings told Techworld by email.

"As the white paper outlines, smartphones can present a significant risk if carelessly disposed of. Businesses should consider applying the best practice recommendations explored in the paper, especially as changes in the workplace continue to drive mobile adoption across the business landscape."

 

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