The Russians were told why the sale of a laptop is dangerous

Expert of the Laboratory of Practical Security Analysis of Jet Infosystems company told how he can

selling a laptop can be dangerous. Especially if a stranger is the buyer.

According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, cybercriminals can easily gain access to confidential laptop data - neither a complete reinstallation of the system, nor the deletion of personal data will help.

According to the expert, an attacker couldrecover deleted data. He told about cases when criminals did it on purchased disks and flash drives. The attackers also tried to make money from the data.

The expert said that before selling the laptopyou need to perform a full disk cleanup using specialized programs. All important data can be transferred to an external hard drive or cloud services. You can also change the hard drive in your computer to a new one.