Are Text Messages Deleted Forever?

Can TEXT messages be retrieved after deleted?

Every wondered if a txt message can be recovered after you delete it. Most people would say yes, and in fact most of the time they can.

With BYOD (bring your own device) becoming a way for many companies to save on purchasing equipment for their staff, the IT department or provider doesn't have clear insight into these devices, the biggest reason is the fact the device(s) are not ownded by the comapny and the right.

A recent artice posted at had this to say:

A former federal prosecutor and cybercrime expert tells how IT departments can retrieve text messages that the user thought were deleted months or even years ago. As more litigation and investigations turn on the content of texts, every CIO needs to know how to find the smoking gun