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Celebrating Hardware Freedom Day with Software Security: A Look Back at iShredder

Celebrating Hardware Freedom Day with Software Security: A Look Back at iShredder
April 19, 2024

While this day typically focuses on the importance of open-source hardware and user control, we at Protectstar believe that true digital freedom extends beyond the physical device. That's why we're taking this opportunity to celebrate a different kind of hardware companion: your data.

Today, we're taking a trip down memory lane to explore the history of iShredder, the most popular data shredder for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.

From Humble Beginnings to Military-Grade Security

iShredder was born from a simple yet critical need: ensuring complete data deletion. Just because you hit "delete" doesn't mean your data is truly gone. Traditional deletion methods simply mark the space as free, leaving a digital ghost that can potentially be recovered.

iShredder changed the game by offering military-grade secure deletion for everyone. That's right, the same technology trusted by defense departments and government agencies is now available to protect your personal information.

Shredding Made Easy in 3 Steps

iShredder is designed with both beginners and professionals in mind. Its intuitive interface allows you to erase data irrevocably in just three simple steps. No technical expertise required.

But how does it work? Let's say you've deleted some sensitive documents or photos. Without iShredder, these files might still be lurking in the free space of your device, waiting to be discovered. iShredder steps in and overwrites that free space using patented security algorithms, rendering any chance of data recovery impossible.

Uncovering the Hidden Files

Did you know that even after manually deleting a file, traces of it might still reside in your device's memory? The operating system simply removes the file's directory entry, not the actual data. This is where iShredder's "Securely delete free memory" function comes in. By securely overwriting this free memory space, iShredder ensures that even these hidden remnants are permanently erased.

Exceeding Expectations with Certified Algorithms

iShredder doesn't just meet security standards, it surpasses them. With over 20 approved erasure algorithms, iShredder offers a level of data protection exceeding international government and military requirements. Each algorithm has been meticulously analyzed by independent organizations to guarantee secure and permanent data destruction. Depending on your chosen edition, you'll have access to a wide range of options, including DoD 5220.22-M E and U.S. Air Force (AFSSI-5020).

Freedom from Data Anxiety

At Protectstar, we believe that true hardware freedom goes hand-in-hand with software security. With iShredder, you can take control of your data and enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that your sensitive information is truly gone.

Happy Hardware Freedom Day! Let's celebrate not just the freedom of our devices with the discount code Happy-Hardware-10. Use it to purchase iShredder now!

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