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Monthly Archives: September 2019

WIPE DATA FROM YOUR CAR BEFORE SELLING OR TRADING IT IN

By Allen L Phillips, with information from an article in Consumer Reports October, 2019 issue. Cars built in the last 10 years have been collecting data about us.  (See my blog entitled “Is Your Car Watching You?” posted here April 30, 2019.)  Consumer Reports says vehicles collect and store all kinds of personal data – everything from the songs on your playlist to the locations you frequent to how firmly you apply the brakes.  And if you’re not careful, that data can travel to your car’s next owner. Consumer Reports provides a check list of things to do before turning in a leased car, trading in a car or selling it outright. For more detailed instructions, consult your car’s owner’s manual. UN-PAIR ALL BLUETOOTH DEVICES – By deleting the connection to your smart phone, you protect info routinely shared for contacting friends, listening to music and using GPS directions. RESET THE GARAGE DOOR OP ... read more

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