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  1. jimlockhead's Avatar
    It has been reported severally that factory reset on Android phones doesn't erase all data. Pictures, SMS, emails and passwords could still be recovered from Android Phones after reset. This issue exposes people selling their used Android phones to attack. What about Blackberry Phones, is it designed to completely erase users data after factory reset?

    Posted by the Last Man Standing
    05-23-15 02:52 AM
  2. thymaster's Avatar
    Have you ever wonder why BlackBerry takes so long to wipe phone? That's because it's doing a thorough security wipe by writing random ones and zeros in the memory so that it doesn't leave a ghosting effect.

    Android takes a minutes to wipe because it doesn't wipe anything. Data are still stored within your memory even when you don't see it being there. Another security flaw I saw a long time ago in the Android platform.

    And everyone on here always complain why it takes so long to wipe a BlackBerry phone. The longer it takes, the safer your data is.
    Stewartj1 likes this.
    05-23-15 03:53 AM
  3. baarn's Avatar
    What about Blackberry Phones, is it designed to completely erase users data after factory reset?
    It's called "security wipe" on BlackBerry 10 devices and the clue is in the name. It is supposed to overwrite all stored user data on the device, which of course takes considerably longer than an Android factory reset.

    As with anything electronic, if you really want to be sure that no trace of your data has been left behind, head to your nearest active volcano and chuck the device into some glowing lava.
    thymaster, bakron1 and TgeekB like this.
    05-23-15 03:55 AM
  4. jimlockhead's Avatar
    As with anything electronic, if you really want to be sure that no trace of your data has been left behind, head to your nearest active volcano and chuck the device into some glowing lava.
    Not always possible to destroy the device, one has to get some cash back from selling the device. The responsibility rest on the device manufacturers to make the memory irrecoverable

    Posted by the Last Man Standing
    05-23-15 05:26 AM
  5. baarn's Avatar
    The responsibility rest on the device manufacturers to make the memory irrecoverable
    Maybe, but you'll never have certainty.
    05-23-15 05:48 AM
  6. martinjdub's Avatar
    We use a special application to wipe our company iPhones, iPads and Android. Factory reset don't cut it. No such tool is needed for our BlackBerry 10 smartphone
    Last edited by martinjdub; 05-23-15 at 10:28 AM. Reason: for got the 10
    05-23-15 10:27 AM
  7. CTU2fan's Avatar
    The phone manufacturers and carriers must love this little news nugget. Scare people away from selling/recycling old devices means more folks forced to buy new.

    Posted via CB10
    05-23-15 02:37 PM

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