Idenity Quiz

Properly Disposing of Electronic Products: Cell Phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and Computers

This quiz will take just a few minutes to complete. It will help you understand your level of security regarding disposing of electronic devices, and provide direction. Just answer true or false to each question, and we will calculate your risk of becoming a victim of Identity Theft due to the improper disposal of such items.

  1. Once entered, it is impossible to remove personal information from a cell phone.
    •  True         False
  2. Encrypting passwords and other sensitive data stored on a cell phone protects me from identity theft once I no longer own the phone.
    •  True         False
  3. Removing the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card from my phone clears it of all data.
    •  True         False
  4. The cell phone's manufacturer is a good resource for information on how to permanently delete personal information from my mobile device.
    •  True         False
  5. Once my phone is clear, it's fine to put it in the trash.
    •  True         False
  6. If I delete a file on my computer, it is permanently erased.
    •  True         False
  7. Programs to wipe my computer's hard drive clean are very inexpensive.
    •  True         False
  8. Once I've used software to wipe my hard drive clean, it's safe to dispose of my computer.
    •  True         False
  9. It is not a good idea to donate or recycle a computer that contains personal data.
    •  True         False
  10. I often use my personal computer for work. Before I get rid of it, I need to check with my employer about how to manage information that's business-related.
    •  True         False
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