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    Question How Safe is "Wipe" Feature? Securely Deleted?

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    Hi,

    I am a fanatic about securely deleting all of my files. I have all my bank accounts and passwords stored on my Blackberry 7100G and am planning on upgrading to a Pearl. When I use the WIPE feature, does this override the data so no one can recover it?

    I remember reading in the news about a company who bought phones on Ebay and recovered thousands of pages of confidential data... I don't want that to be me.

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Re: How Safe is "Wipe" Feature? Securely Deleted?

    yes. it returns the bb to factory settings...everything will be lost.

    you could also wipe it with this:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...ds/links/5/452

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    Re: How Safe is "Wipe" Feature? Securely Deleted?

    I heard about that too. That's part of the reason why I now have decided not to sell old BB's (even after clearing all info). However, if you need to wipe the device because of a malfunction of the device or software, it's perfectly safe to do so.


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    Re: How Safe is "Wipe" Feature? Securely Deleted?

    Thanks for the help.

    I guess its not worth selling an old Blackberry if you consider the cost of having all of your data be compromised.

    Thank again,
    Michael

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    Re: How Safe is "Wipe" Feature? Securely Deleted?

    Better safe than sorry in my book too Michael. Especially if you keep a lot of corporate or personal data on your BB.

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    Re: How Safe is "Wipe" Feature? Securely Deleted?

    A couple of nails through the device should do the trick! Aim for the memory.

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    Re: How Safe is "Wipe" Feature? Securely Deleted?

    Quote Originally Posted by wully
    I remember reading in the news about a company who bought phones on Ebay and recovered thousands of pages of confidential data... I don't want that to be me.
    Most people don't bother to wipe their devices or have their BIS accounts deleted when they sell their used BB's.

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