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Protectstar iShredder Pro 1.0 erases confidential data on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad!

June 24, 2011
Here is how it works: If you want to sell or give away your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad you should definitely erase all personal data. The Protectstar iShredder Pro will overwrite the free storage space of the device up to 50 times with random patterns. According to the guidelines of the military and intelligence services this is sufficient to destroy the original information completely. Unlike the free version, the Protectstar iShredder Pro offers nine methods to erase data.

In a nutshell:
- Protectstar iShredder Pro 1.0 is a security tool
- New app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Secure overwriting of free storage space
- 9 possible deletion methods
- 50-times overwriting capability with Protectstar Secure Deletion Algorithm
- 30 days technical support via e-mail
- Price: 3.99 € / 4.99 US$
- Link:

Many Apple fans like to be on the cutting-edge of technology. When Apple releases a new model of the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad a great number of users immediately purchase the current all-round hardware in the pocket or briefcase version.

What to do with the old model? It is often given away or sold. The problem: even though the devices are small, they often contain a whole life. Personal photos and videos, appointments, addresses, e-mails with sensitive content, internet links as well as private records in apps like Facebook, twitter or stay friends. The hardware should be thoroughly cleaned before it is passed on.

Unfortunately it is not sufficient to restore the device to the factory condition.
Although all the apps (except for the system apps) and their data would seem to be "deleted" and no longer appear on the home screen of the Apple devices, they would still be (invisibly) present in the flash memory and can easily be restored by using simple tools. By utilizing the Protectstar iShredder Pro 1.0 this can be prevented.

Protectstar iShredder Pro: overwriting the free storage space 50 times
The Protectstar iShredder Pro is very easy to use. It can simply be transferred to the iPhone, iPod touch or the iPad after they have been restored to the factory condition. Following that procedure, just start the app, select a disposal method and press start.
The free storage space containing invisible data will be overwritten and this consequently ensures that it can not be recovered. Subsequently, the devices can be safely sold or given away. The methods used are sufficient to meet the guidelines of the military or the secret service.

The pro-version of the Protectstar iShredder offers 9 top notch deletion methods (compared to 4 simple deletion methods of the free-version) which work as follows:

- 1 Round: Delete with 0xFF
- 1 Round: Random numbers
- 3 Rounds: DoD 5220.22-M E
- 3 Rounds: US AR380-19
- 3 Rounds: HMG InfoSec No. 5
- 4 Rounds: DoD 5220.22 SSD
- 7 Rounds: DoD 5220.22 ECE
- 8 Rounds: BSI TL-03423
- 50 Rounds: Protectstar Secure Deletion Algorithm

The pro-version will be continuously expanded through free updates. It is planned to implement additional modern deletion methods, informative deletion reports plus a scheduler that starts the delete function automatically at a predetermined time.

Protectstar iShredder Pro: App available in the iTunes AppStore!
Protectstar iShredder Pro (1.6 MB) can be found under the category "system utility programs" in the app store. The device is priced at US$ 4.99. Buyers are entitled to 30 days of technical support via e-mail.

Note: The free version Protectstar iShredder Free 1.1 (1.5 MB) is also available in the iTunes AppStore.

Product Information:

About Protectstar Inc.:
Protectstar™ is an innovative cybersecurity company founded in 2004 by Chris Bohn. Over 7 million private users, leading companies from various industries, the military, government agencies and, last but not least, manufacturers in the IT security industry rely on Protectstar™ security solutions.

Further information about Protectstar™ at

Mariah A. Bears
PR Manager