E-waste is a popular and informal name for electronic products that are approaching the end of their “useful life”. Computers, photocopiers and telephones are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished or recycled.
You may have heard that electronic devices are being thrown away in the trash with your personal information still on them. That’s a huge problem because when this happens, criminals can steal passwords and other private data to make fraudulent transactions or gain access for corporate Espionage!
The old ways of protecting ourselves from these threats don’t work anymore: no one really knows what kind of hidden sensors might be built into today’s computers – so there is nothing stopping an attacker who compromises one device from using his hacked machine as another gatekeeper (eavesdropping)? These days we need malware protection at every level; even web browsers cause vulnerabilities.