Nice very NICE feature of Android but i am not Android user & never be
tan, 23 May 2015So you revealing it now when almosy all new phones are coming with either 5.0 or 4.4. Yes. The new phones comes with either 4.4 and 5.x. But those who want to buy that new phones usually sells their old phones which usually, surprise, has 4.1 to .4.3 installed (and never had the chance to upgrade not even once from it's preinstalled version).
DudeInAPhoneShop, 23 May 2015Come on! anyone with half a freaking brain (and the right software) can restore deleted data f... moreDespite all the urban myths and "common knowledge", good luck recovering data from a regular HDD which has subjected to a single 0-pass (from start to end). Software won't cut it, you'll have to physically remove the disk from inside the drive and analyze the magnetic field with very specialized tools. If you think the cost of the tools alone is expensive, just wait for the cost of the specialized personal that needs to analyze the data sector-by-sector in what can only be one of the most tedious tasks known for man -- and *without* guaranteed results!
I am surprised that they (the recovery makers/manufacturers) aren't using the "secure erase" command like they should with any flash-based memory.
However, the researches should have posted results with 4.4 and the latter 5.x.
From experience, usually when a researcher omits the later versions that are available for more than 1 year (2 years even!), it means the point they are trying to make no longer applies.
So there's that.
ArtificiallyAlways, 23 May 2015Sounds like a bunch of doom and gloom. Who ever said factory reset was 100% secure across all ... moreNo knowledgeable person will ever say factory reset is 100% secure. But I can surely tell you that BlackBerry OS and iOS factory resets have ALWAYS yielded better results than on Android, GUARANTEED
Chaostheory, 23 May 2015Your fault if you don't check any storage device that you're selling. That being said I don't ... moreresearch take time, the reason they mention android 2.3 up to 4.3 show that when they start research android 4.3 was latest. 2016 or 2017 they will publish another research on how lolipop is not secure
Come on! anyone with half a freaking brain (and the right software) can restore deleted data from any form of harddrive! how do you think the cops do it to catch paedophiles or other dodgy buggers who think that formatting the drive can erase the evidence?
all it needs is a clever bugger and the right software.
so stop moaning about it, buncha pansies
Sounds like a bunch of doom and gloom. Who ever said factory reset was 100% secure across all devices and any OS for that matter?
Chaostheory, 23 May 2015Your fault if you don't check any storage device that you're selling. That being said I don't ... moreYou dont know anyone running old software 4.3 or earlier? Do you think every single andoid phone is upgraded to 5.0?
Root your phone,install custom recovery,then wipe dalvik,dalvik cache,data,internal storage,and system.
Nothing will remain on your phone..
All companies, be it, apple, windows, android,BB, they all have the same problem. Since android is the easiest to get a hand on, the article is about it.
Oh your computer or laptop? Same deal. Tablets? Same thing. What about that shiny new smartwatch?
come on people What do you think those logs,and misc files are on your devices?
Better to break our phone into pieces before giving to recycle !!!.
Your fault if you don't check any storage device that you're selling. That being said I don't know anyone running old software 4.3 or earlier.
Perhaps, these kinds of things are the reason why Android is performing not-so-great in enterprise market
So you revealing it now when almosy all new phones are coming with either 5.0 or 4.4.
What do you expect with android security? They are only focused on features.