Wipe all personal data before recycling or selling old personal devices

Before disposing of or selling your old electronic devices, it’s very important to securely wipe all personal data. Deleting files generally isn’t enough, as they can still be recovered by a persistent and skilled hacker: Use specialized data erasure software or perform a factory reset to make sure all data is permanently removed and inaccessible. This applies not only to smartphones but also to laptops, tablets and other devices containing personal information.