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Do not want to turn in note 7 for security issues/ how to destroy note 7

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unholydoragon

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Our fingerprints and irises are stored on this device. Anyone coming out with a guide to remove the nansd or somehow wipe the entire device? Not sure if i can trust the factory reset option

Another thing to consider is destroying the home button so that our finger prints can't be read off of it.


I know Samsung has this information already, but t mobile doesn't and if this gets sent to the battery manufacturer directly, then it gets even more muddled
 

d.cortez

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Our fingerprints and irises are stored on this device. Anyone coming out with a guide to remove the nansd or somehow wipe the entire device? Not sure if i can trust the factory reset option

Another thing to consider is destroying the home button so that our finger prints can't be read off of it.


I know Samsung has this information already, but t mobile doesn't and if this gets sent to the battery manufacturer directly, then it gets even more muddled
just factory reset the device and be done with it... move on...
 

Belimawr

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short of removing the memory chips you have no way to destroy the data without spending a long time writing and deleting the entire memory until the data from the fingerprints and etcetera are buried that deep they are near impossible to recover.

but if you are scared of your fingerprints getting out you better not touch the box, anything inside the box and find a way totally remove every last fingerprint from the phone. also better not touch the doors to open them or use the pen to sign anything or throw out a can/bottle after having a drink.

funny when people complain about stuff like fingerprints when they leave them all over the world every time they leave the house, the thing you just have to realise is your not that important people care.
 

krabman

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Format from recovery, this will make it impossible to recover data without special knowledge and tools which should be good enough for most people. About ten minutes and you're done.
 

rcobourn

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That's ridiculous. Nobody is going to go through the phones coming back and try to recover that information. Delete your fingerprint and iris data, encrypt the phone's data, factory reset, and send it back. If that isn't good enough for you, you should already be wearing a tin foil hat.

Sent from my SM-N930T using Tapatalk
 

Belimawr

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That's ridiculous. Nobody is going to go through the phones coming back and try to recover that information. Delete your fingerprint and iris data, encrypt the phone's data, factory reset, and send it back. If that isn't good enough for you, you should already be wearing a tin foil hat.

Sent from my SM-N930T using Tapatalk

my tinfoil hat is a bowler, it goes with my tinfoil suit and monocle and I must say it looks rather dashing old chap.
 

stevessvt

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my tinfoil hat is a bowler, it goes with my tinfoil suit and monocle and I must say it looks rather dashing old chap.
 

travisw0204

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Our fingerprints and irises are stored on this device. Anyone coming out with a guide to remove the nansd or somehow wipe the entire device? Not sure if i can trust the factory reset option

Another thing to consider is destroying the home button so that our finger prints can't be read off of it.


I know Samsung has this information already, but t mobile doesn't and if this gets sent to the battery manufacturer directly, then it gets even more muddled

Wipe the device using Factory Reset in Recovery. This will insure that the phone is wiped completely clean. Wipe it like 3 times and you're good.
 

thedicemaster

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they can get more usable finger prints off the box, and more usable iris details off Facebook.

your phone doesn't contain an exact image of your fingerprints or iris, it contains only details of key points.
that way the data can never be used to recover your entire fingerprint or iris, only to check whether an iris/fingerprint looks like yours.

on top of that, what motivation could they possibly have for recovering such data?
they're an electronics manufacturer, not law enforcement or identity thieves.
when they receive your phone they'll just run another reset, check it for defects, and send it to some other guy who then overwrites whatever fragments remaining of your iris/fingerprint maps with his own.
 

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    Seems to me all you need to do is.....plug it in. The problem should take care of itself.
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    short of removing the memory chips you have no way to destroy the data without spending a long time writing and deleting the entire memory until the data from the fingerprints and etcetera are buried that deep they are near impossible to recover.

    but if you are scared of your fingerprints getting out you better not touch the box, anything inside the box and find a way totally remove every last fingerprint from the phone. also better not touch the doors to open them or use the pen to sign anything or throw out a can/bottle after having a drink.

    funny when people complain about stuff like fingerprints when they leave them all over the world every time they leave the house, the thing you just have to realise is your not that important people care.
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    Take off the tinfoil hat.

    You are not special.

    Factory reset and move on with your day....
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    Just give it to Clinton, she will handle it.