Phone Wiping Fails on Android Phones


Avast — known for its security software on Windows, Mac, and Android — purchased 20 Android smartphones from eBay, which has around 80,000 used smartphones for sale at any given time. Among the data that Avast employees recovered from the phones were more than 40,000 photos — including 250 nude male selfies — along with 750 emails and text messages, 250 contacts, the identities of four phones’ previous owners, and one completed loan application.

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