Can Your Information Be Stolen From Old Electronics?

It is a sad fact that old electronics, including laptops and old PCs, contain a large amount of data. This is particularly true for people who discard old electronics when they upgrade to new models. Unfortunately, this data may be taken and used against you. This “data disaster” is referred to as identity theft. Many people mistakenly think that their data is safe until disaster strikes. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case; data can be stolen from your old computer in a variety of ways.

Your data can be stolen by someone accessing your personal data (such as your social security number or passwords) without your consent. You can also become a victim of identity theft if you shop online or use your credit card to make purchases. Electronic data can be intercepted by anyone who has access to your credit card or credit account. Anytime that your credit … Read More

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