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Selling Yourself Out

If you don't want your old cell phone or tablet computer anymore, chances are someone out there does.

Used devices are for sale right now on sites like Ebay and Craigslist, and they are loaded with forgotten data. What kind of data? The kind identify thieves would love to have.

"You can't just delete the data on the phone, you actually have to go into the settings and select the factory reset option in order to completely wipe all of the data off the phone instead of just deleting the individual files, which doesn't delete the files in reality," says software engineer Max Hadden.

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