How to set up a second-hand device
If you’re not bothered about owning the very latest cutting- edge tech, or if money’s tight and you enjoy the thrill of a bargain, snapping up a second- hand PC or smartphone can save you a small fortune. Buying a used device is not without risk, however. If the seller hasn’t taken steps to properly wipe it, you could end up with their personal data or, worse still, some form of malware which could end up stealing your personal data.
In this issue’s Weekend Project, we detail the steps you need to take to make sure that your new purchase isn’t encumbered with any unwanted leftovers, so it’s completely safe to use.