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Don’t Sell Your Old Phone or Laptop Without Doing These 10 Things First

Make Use Of:

  • Always back up your data before disposing of any hardware. Transfer valuable data to multiple mediums to ensure it is safe before disposal.
  • Remove connected accounts, log out of all applications, and remove devices from accounts to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Make hard drive data unreadable by utilizing data-wiping software or encryption methods to protect sensitive data on your hard drive.

Disposing of old tech is risky. Today, our devices, such as phones, laptops, and even TVs, are treasure troves of personal information. Selling your old phone or computer is a great way to make a few bucks, but make sure you’ve completely cleaned your data from it first.”

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