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Naked selfies, emails and other data extracted from 'factory reset' old phones: Report

Published on Jul 12, 2014 2:22 PM
 
Mexico's national football team fans record with their mobile phones the arrival of their team outside of a hotel in Santos , Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 7, 2014. The firm Avast used publicly available forensic security tools to extract the images from second-hand phones bought on eBay, BBC reported. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LONDON - Thousands of pictures including "naked selfies" have been extracted from factory-wiped phones by a Czech Republic-based security firm.

The firm Avast used publicly available forensic security tools to extract the images from second-hand phones bought on eBay, BBC reported.

Other data extracted included emails, text messages and Google searches, said the report.

Experts have warned that the only way to completely delete data is to "destroy your phone", it added.

 
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