Refurbished iPhones Still Contain "Data"

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  1. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Apparently, refurbished iPhones still contain certain information (emails, passwords, and worse), despite being restored. Apple doesn't format the devices, so someone with the right tools can access things you thought to be gone.




    Here's what Engadget had to say:

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  2. x6blues

    x6blues New Member

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    Nice find, and that is pretty disappointing. Hopefully this will be remedied with 2.0 as the quote mentioned.
  3. musikreck

    musikreck New Member

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    ya. if i had an iphone and sold it... i wouldn't want my info in someone elses hands... and yes, nice find.
  4. hakk79

    hakk79 Well-Known Member

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    Very Sad. This is a good find, but I have a simple question!

    Since others can do this, can't Apple do this to find out if you have Jailbroke your device?
  5. Renegade

    Renegade Active Member

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    I don't think they can if you brick it once you give it to them. If you really want to go through all of the work of bricking it, then replacing it from apple, THEN another day give it to them for refurb... Also as it goes to apple too. I doubt they would check for EVERY customer. Too much time.
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    hakk79 Well-Known Member

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    Psh, but it brings up some serious questions though. Something should be made to try to get rid of this problem.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Apple doesn't format the devices. That is the problem.
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