Sunday, 1 November 2015

Lost Smartphones Often Cleared Through Factory Reset

Lost smartphones are often deleted from the factory reset and not be returned to the rightful owner, according to research by anti-virus company Avast. Five months ago the virus fighter intentionally 20 Android smartphones behind in New York City and San Francisco.

The aircraft were the Avast Anti-theft app, Lookout and Clean Master installed. Also, each smartphone contact information was provided. Four phones were returned, but 15 phones were deleted from the factory reset. 11 of the phones were more than 24 hours online after they were "lost" and seven of the phones did Avast follow some months. At the moment that Avast the data published, there were 4 out of lost phones, and in-line use. The virus fighter could monitor usage because the own app survived the factory reset.

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