Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, continue to advance and innovate at an astonishing rate. As a result, many of us replace our mobile devices as often as every 18 months. A key question becomes, What are you doing with your older devices? Many people simply dispose of their older mobile devices with little thought about all the personal data they have accumulated. However, a surprising amount of personal information is stored on these older devices. If your devices are not securely wiped before disposal, this information can easily be recovered, exposing you or your organization to tremendous risk
OUCH! Newsletter for May 2012: http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201204_en.pdf
The OUCH! newsletter is a monthly security awareness publication by the SANS Securing the Human program.