Many 'wiped' electronic devices aren't clean at all
Thinking of selling or giving away your smartphone or laptop computer? If you have a BlackBerry or an iPhone, go right ahead.
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Since: Jul 07
#1 Apr 23, 2012
well personally i don't do any banking or such online myself but when it comes to my old cell phoes i don't trade em i'll take it apart and destroy the innards. as for a computer sell it without your old hard drive in it. and if you can't use that drive take it apart and destroy it too.
#2 Apr 24, 2012
Old hard drives have super-strong rare-earth (Neodymium, not really "rare" just a name) magnets inside. Even a laptop drive contains a surprisingly-strong magnet or two. Take one apart and have fun but watch out - I've gotten bloody fingers from having a couple of those suckers snap together when handling 'em!
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