Mar 192019
 March 19, 2019  Posted by  Breaches

Zack Whittaker reports on yet another demonstration that discarded, sold — or in this case, donateed — devices can put your personal information in strangers’ hands:

In the space of six months, one security researcher found thousands of files from dozens of computers, phones and flash drives — most of which contained personal information.

All the researcher did was scour the second-hand stores for donated and refurbished tech.

New research published by security firm Rapid7 revealed how problematic discarded technology can be. For his research, Josh Frantz bought 85 devices for $650, and found over 366,300 files, including images and documents.

Read more on TechCrunch.

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