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Secure erase confidential data on the iPad with Protectstar iShredder Pro HD

March 19, 2012
If you want to sell or give away your iPad you should definitely erase all personal data. The Protectstar iShredder Pro HD 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.

In a nutshell:
- Protectstar iShredder Pro HD 1.0 is a security tool
- New app developed for iPad
- Secure overwriting of free storage space
- 10 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$
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Many Apple fans like to be on the cutting-edge of technology. When Apple releases a new model of the 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 other apps. 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 HD 1.0 this can be prevented.

Protectstar iShredder Pro HD: overwriting the free storage space 50 times
The Protectstar iShredder Pro HD is especially developed for the Apple iPad and very easy to use. It can simply be transferred to 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 cannot 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 Protectstar iShredder Pro HD offers 10 top notch deletion methods 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
- 9 Rounds: Gutmann method
- 50 Rounds: Protectstar Secure Deletion Algorithm

The Pro HD version will be continuously expanded through free updates like the other available and popular edition for iPhone and iPod touch.

Protectstar iShredder Pro HD: App available in the iTunes AppStore!
Protectstar iShredder Pro HD (2.0 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 Protectstar iShredder editions for iPhone 1.1 are also available in the iTunes AppStore.

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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