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    Refurbished iPhone Reveals Customer Data
    Tuesday, 20th May 2008, 11:05 am
    An Oregon State Police detective confirmed to Jonathon Zdziarski that an OTB refurbished iPhone he purchased contained recoverable personal data.

    Jonathon has posted about this on his blog:
    A few days ago, I posted a discovery in that personal data remains intact (in deleted portions of the file system) following a full iPhone restore. As it turns out, Apple may not have been aware of this privacy leak either. A verified detective from the Oregon State Police notified me this afterrnoon that an out-of-the-box refurbished iPhone he purchased contained recoverable personal data including email, personal photos, and even financial information which he was able to recover using my forensic toolkit. The photos he sent me included the individual's name, which I've blurred out myself, but if you've ever had to return a defective iPhone, you might recognize this inbox. The more sensitive information hasn't been posted here for obvious reasons.
    Source http://www.iphonealley.com/news/pers...bished-iphone?

    Suggestions For Securely Erasing an iPhone
    Sunday, 25th May 2008, 12:05 am
    If you are going to sell your iPhone, iPod touch you may want to consider securely erasing it.

    Recently an Oregon State Police detective confirmed to Jonathon Zdziarski that an OTB refurbished iPhone he purchased contained recoverable personal data. Zdziarski writes, “While the restore process takes long enough to make most people assume the “disk” stored in NAND memory is formatted, it actually isn’t.

    MacsimumNews has compiled a list of suggested procedures to securely erase the iPhone. Here are the 7 suggestions:

    1. Change passwords for all mail accounts that are synced to the iPhone or touch.
    2. Make sure the device can no longer open the mail accounts.
    3. Do an erase/restore of the iPhone or iPod touch, preferably using another computer or at least another account than the one the device was synced with.
    4. Sync as many songs/videos of a non-compromising nature and nothing else to the newly restored device as will fit.
    5. A good tool I recommend using to fill the drive up with data (songs/videos), is PhoneView. You can directly access the disk on your iPhone to totally fill it up.
    6. After you have filled the drive up, do another erase/restore.
    7. Repeat steps 4/5 with different content and erase/restore again. The more times you do this, the more times the data will be overwritten, thus having a less chance of recovery.

    Once well confirmed or an official procedure is released we will post a step by step guide. Until then you may want to follow some of these suggestions to ensure the security of your data.
    Source http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1206
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    Oh god this is alot more funny!
    this 11 year old girl got a refurbished mac from apple store full of porn LOL read this:

    http://www.itechnews.net/2006/12/02/...irl/#more-2605

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    Quote Originally Posted by schneiderman View Post
    Oh god this is alot more funny!
    this 11 year old girl got a refurbished mac from apple store full of porn LOL read this:

    http://www.itechnews.net/2006/12/02/...irl/#more-2605
    LOL wow that is nuts. . .

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    I have sold alot of iphones and this is freaking me out a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tornadoxl View Post
    I have sold alot of iphones and this is freaking me out a bit.
    Well my freind just think of it like this with every phone you sold goes a little piece of you out the door.....
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    my little toy was a refurb, from the USA, nothing weird on it that i found, it is a bit slack by apple isnt it

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    Well i dont think most of the people out there will have the knowledge to get the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by )law( View Post
    Well my freind just think of it like this with every phone you sold goes a little piece of you out the door.....
    dude that girl is Hot

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    I believe that some phones retain some files, but I cannot believe that porn files would remain intact if the laptop were reformatted. Maybe some files are not modified with a restore, but I assume that it would be necessary for the new user to SSH into the phone and go looking for files. Maybe the refurbished phones are being updated instead of restored? In that case the files could remain intact on the phone.
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