05/22/2015 03:10 pm ET Updated May 22, 2015

500 Million Android Devices At Risk Thanks To Factory Reset Glitch


One of the most important things to do before selling or giving away a used smartphone is to wipe the device clean. After all, the last thing anyone wants is for a complete stranger to have access to all of their personal data. Unfortunately for Android users, researchers from Cambridge University recently discovered that performing a data wipe on Android devices doesn’t clear the device as one would expect.

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