I have a Samsung S3 that decided it wouldn’t boot on Wednesday. After talking to the very helpful people at Samsung they decided that they can replace my phone for me but I need to send them my broken phone.
All my data is on my phone. All my email. All my passwords. All my texts. All my pictures. I have backups and I have a password on my phone but I still have to send my phone back to a company who could access it if they wanted to.
So what is a security professional to do? Normally I would just wipe my phone and send it in but since that isn’t an option I am stuck with either keeping a $400 brick or possibly exposing my data to Samsung.
I guess I have a $400 brick.