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  • Securely wipe or clean iOS devices with new Data Shredder for iOS 2

    August 14, 2017.
    ProtectStar Inc. today announces the new version 2.0 of Data Shredder for iOS, their data deletion solution for iOS devices. By simply connecting their iOS device to any Mac or Windows computer and running Data Shredder for iOS, anyone can securely erase and wipe all used space on their device, ensuring all personal data, including passwords, videos, photos, and more can never be recovered. The app is perfect for use before donating or selling a used iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or even Apple TV.

    Data Shredder for iOS 2 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder's data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

    "When a user deletes personal files such as photos and videos from their device, they may think they're gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren't really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms," says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. "However, in just some simple steps, Data Shredder for iOS can securely delete the freespace using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data."

    The new integrated secure cleaning module with its innovative search and collection algorithm was designed specifically to detect and effectively clean up useless temporary junk data, caches, log files and more. It not only brings back valuable storage space to the mobile device, it also ensures a performance tuning just like having a new device.

    Even the new secure cleaning module does not simply remove temporary data, it is able to safely wipe those files by using the ISM 6.2.92 deletion procedure certified by the Australian Ministry of Defense.

    Detailed deletion and cleaning reports provide users an evidence of deletion and cleaned data.

    Data Shredder for iOS 2 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing methods in total, while also offering an integrated file explorer.

    Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition includes:
    * Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
    * Compatible with all iOS versions
    * Securely wipes all free space
    * Completely erases all data on the device
    * Secure deletion of temporary junk data
    * Includes the new 4-cycles ProtectStar Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
    * Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
    * Secure Deletion Report
    * 24/7 technical support via e-Mail

    Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
    * Advanced deletion reports
    * Enhanced military deletion methods

    Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition includes the above features, plus:
    * Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
    * Additional military level deletion algorithms
    * An integrated secure file explorer

    Data Shredder for iOS Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more.

    Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, German BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06.

    "Your iOS device contains all the information about your personal life," continues Chris Bohn. „Data containing notes, passwords, address book, photos, videos, calendars and so much more. By using Data Shredder for iOS, anyone can ensure their personal information remains completely inaccessible. The few moments it takes to securely erase all of the personal information left on your device can pay off in piece of mind, simply by knowing your data is not available to prying eyes."

    System Requirements:
    * Mac OS X 10.11 or later (El Capitan, Sierra)
    * Microsoft Windows 7 or later
    * Internet connection for activation and updates
    * 40MB Hard Drive space

    Pricing and Availability:
    Data Shredder for iOS 2 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar Online Shop. Data Shredder for iOS 2 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD. Review copies are available to the press upon request.


    CORP IDENTITY:
    Founded in 2004 by German security expert Chris Bohn; Miami, Florida-based ProtectStar Inc. was established with the single intent of offering innovative security solutions for individuals and corporations alike. The company offers a number of security-enhancing solutions for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows users. ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in smartphones. The firm currently serves over 1,000,000 satisfied customers worldwide. All Material and Software © Copyright 2017 ProtectStar Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Data Shredder for Mac 2017 Offers Military Grade Data Deletion

    July 26, 2017.
    ProtectStar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Data Shredder for Mac 2017, their new military grade data deletion tool for macOS. The app allows users to drag-and-drop files, folders, hard drives, (even external drives) to the app's shredding area and securely erase the data with just a click of the "Shred" button.

    Using the same data shredding techniques as their popular Data Shredder for iOS app, ProtectStar's Data Shredder for Mac securely and efficiently deletes data using methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. The app eliminates any chance for data reconstruction, even by government agencies.

    "Many users believe that when they delete files from their Mac's hard drive, that they're gone for good. The truth is, the files can be recovered using any one of a number of macOS disk utilities. That's due to the way computers "delete" files. They don't really remove the data, they simply mark the files as deleted," says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. "Files aren't really gone forever until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms. Data Shredder for Mac securely overwrites the 'deleted' files using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data."

    Data Shredder for Mac is available in two versions. The Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. The Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing methods in total, while also offering advanced deletion reports.

    Data Shredder Professional Edition Features Include:
    * Compatible with all Mac models
    * Deletes files, folders, hard drives, external drives, USB Sticks, SD cards, and more
    * Secure data deletion up to the top-secret security standard level
    * A detailed deletion report provides evidence of deletion
    * Compatible with Solid State Drives (SSD) and Flash memory
    * Full Drag & Drop support
    * Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
    * 24/7 support via e-Mail

    Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
    * Advanced deletion reports
    * Enhanced military deletion methods

    Data Shredder for Mac Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder for Mac Military Edition uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06. Each algorithm has been analyzed by independent authorities and organizations to ensure it really does what it promises, which is destroy data beyond any hope of restoration.

    Both editions have integrated the high-secure Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm developed by ProtectStar Inc. in 2017. The new deletion method also encrypts the blocks completely using the 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Algorithm) and uses high-quality random numbers generated based on Feder Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

    Data Shredder for Mac 2017 is one of the easiest to use, yet most secure ways available to completely erase files from any Mac drive, allowing users to remain secure in the knowledge their data can never be recovered by anyone. Drag-and-drop, and press a button. It doesn't get much easier than that.

    System Requirements:
    * Mac OS 10.11 or higher
    * Supports macOS 10.13 macOS High Sierra
    * 64-bit processor
    * 50 MB
    * Internet connection for activation and updates

    Pricing and Availability:
    Data Shredder for Mac 2017 Professional Edition is just $19.90 and is available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for Mac 2017 Military Edition is just $29.90 and is also available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website. Review copies are available upon request.


    CORP IDENTITY:
    Founded in 2004 by German security expert Chris Bohn; Miami, Florida-based ProtectStar Inc. was established with the single intent of offering innovative security solutions for individuals and corporations alike. The company offers a number of security-enhancing solutions for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows users. ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in smartphones. The firm currently serves over 1,000,000 satisfied customers worldwide. All Material and Software © Copyright 2017 ProtectStar Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • iDelete Cleaner for iOS Improves Performance by Deleting Junk Files

    January 23, 2017.
    Miami-based security solutions company, ProtectStar today announces iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017, their performance-enhancing solution for iOS devices. By simply connecting a iOS device to any Mac and running iDelete Cleaner, anyone can regain storage space and improve the performance of their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by quickly and securely cleaning up junk data and other files left behind by ill-behaved and crashing apps, surfing the web, and editing documents, photos & videos.

    Miami, Florida - ProtectStar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017, their easy-to-use performance enhancing solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. With the simple push of a button, any iOS user can quickly and securely improve the performance of their device by connecting it to any Mac and running iDelete Cleaner.

    While the iOS mobile operating system does a good job of keeping track of temporary files and disposing of them when no longer needed, it can't rid a device of every junk file. In addition to improperly written apps that crash and leave behind unwanted files, simply browsing the web and editing documents, such as photo & videos, can leave behind orphaned files that take up precious storage space. This can potentially affect the performance of the device.

    iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers users an extremely high caliber of cleaning for their devices. The app features the same award-winning deletion method used by the popular iShredder app to isolate and securely remove unwanted junk files. Three years of development and feedback from hundreds of thousands of users have led to the development of a detection and deletion algorithm of the highest class.

    "As iOS device owners continue to use their device over a period of time, they may find the device's performance isn't as snappy as it once was. This is due to the junk files left behind by using apps, surfing the web, and editing photos and videos on their device," says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. "In just a few minutes, iDelete Cleaner for iOS can identify and securely delete these junk files, simultaneously improving the device's performance, and reclaiming precious storage space!"

    Features:
    * Secure cleaning of temporary data
    * Cleaning of junk data, caches, log files, downloads, data of 3rd party apps, and more
    * Innovative search and collection algorithm
    * Compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models
    * Compatible with all iOS versions
    * Advanced cleaning report
    * Possibility to securely overwrite temporary data using the Australian ISM 6.2.92 deletion algorithm
    * Includes 1 year technical support and free upgrades (Optional Care Plan includes 3 years)
    * 24/7 Support by email

    Like all of ProtectStar's utilities, iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers the highest level of security available to consumers today. The app does not simply delete unwanted files; it overwrites them by using the ISM 6.2.92 deletion procedure - certified by the Australian Ministry of Defense. ProtectStar sees the cleanup of temporary data as an important step in the protection of a user's personal information, so iDelete Cleaner ensures any files that may contain fragments of personal information are securely deleted and overwritten.

    Once the process is complete, the app supplies a comprehensive cleaning report showing exactly how many files were deleted, the amount of storage space that was reclaimed, and even a complete listing of the files, (and their file sizes), that were deleted. The app also supplies other useful information such as iOS version, model number, serial number & UDID of the device, and much more. The report can be printed or saved as a PDF for later reference.

    iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers any iOS user the ability to securely clean their devices of unneeded files, thereby keeping them running in tip-top shape, with just the click of a single button on their Mac computer. A Windows version will be released in January 2017.

    System Requirements:
    * Mac OS 10.11 or higher (macOS Sierra compatible)
    * 64-bit processor
    * 40 MB
    * Internet connection for activation and updates
    * Supports all iOS versions and all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models

    Pricing and Availability:
    iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017 is only $24.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website. A demo version is available for download. A Windows version will be released in January 2017. Review copies are available upon request.

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    iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017
    https://www.protectstar.com/en/products/idelete

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    Download the Demo
    https://www.protectstar.com/en/products/idelete#

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  • Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Offers Military Grade Data Deletion for iOS

    November 22, 2016.
    Miami-based security solutions company, Protectstar Inc. today announces Data Shredder for iOS 2017, their data shredding solution for iOS devices. By simply connecting their iOS device to any Mac and running Data Shredder for iOS, anyone can securely delete and overwrite all used space on their device, ensuring all personal data, including passwords, videos, photos, and more can never be recovered. The app is perfect for use before donating or selling a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    Miami, Florida - Protectstar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 - formerly iShredder - their data shredding utility that easily deletes and shreds data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac, and quickly and efficiently delete and overwrite all data from the device.

    Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder's data shredding algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

    "When a user deletes personal files such as photos and videos from their device, they may think they're gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren't really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms," says Chris Bohn, CEO of Protectstar. "However, in just three simple steps, Data Shredder can securely overwrite the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data."

    Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 10 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 17 erasing methods in total, while also offering an integrated file explorer.

    Data Shredder Professional Edition Features Include:
    * Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
    * Compatible with all iOS versions
    * Securely overwrites all free space
    * Completely wipes all data on the device
    * Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
    * 24/7 support via e-Mail

    Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
    * Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
    * Additional military level deletion algorithms
    * A 50-cycles wiping method Protectstar&trades; Secure Deletion Algorithm®
    * An integrated secure file explorer

    Data Shredder Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder Military Edition uses those same algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06.

    "Your iOS device contains all the information about your personal life," continues Bohn. "Files containing notes, passwords, address book, photos, videos, calendars and more. By using Data Shredder for iOS 2017, anyone can ensure their personal information remains completely inaccessible. The few moments it takes to securely shred all of the personal information left on your device can pay off in piece of mind, simply by knowing your data is not available to prying eyes."

    System Requirements:
    * Mac OS X 10.11 or later
    * 30MB Hard Drive space

    Pricing and Availability:
    Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD. A Windows version will be available January 2017. Review copies are available to the press upon request.

  • New Film 'Snowden' Underscores the Need for Camera Guard for macOS

    September 19, 2016.
    ProtectStar today announces the release of Camera Guard 2016 for Mac, the free version of their comprehensive anti-spyware application for macOS. The application prevents access to any Mac iSight camera, or connected webcam by any outside parties. This protects Mac users from being spied on by hackers, spyware, or malware. As seen in the recently released Oliver Stone film, "Snowden," not only do citizens need to protect themselves from criminals, but also from their own government's agencies.

    Miami, Florida - ProtectStar is proud to announce the release of Camera Guard for Mac 2016, the free to download version of their anti-spyware utility for MacOS computers. Camera Guard protects any Mac's built-in iSight camera, or webcam from access by hackers, spyware or malware. The app sits quietly in the background monitoring and blocking any applications or processes that might attempt to access the camera on any Mac computer.

    The new Oliver Stone film, "Snowden," offers the spine-tingling story of National Security Council (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed how the United States government is illegally spying on its own citizens. By accessing their personal files, email, cloud storage, and even their computer's webcam and microphone, the government not only monitored activities of the bad guys, but also that of innocent citizens. The release of the film underscores the need for Mac users to protect their privacy via invaluable security utilities such as ProtectStar's Camera Guard for Mac 2016.

    Camera Guard for Mac 2016 offers Mac users the ability to control access to their Mac's iSight camera, or connected webcam, while being alerted if any app, or outside process attempts to access the camera at any time. The app immediately shuts down access, while also alerting the user to the attempt. A record of all access attempts and warnings are kept in a convenient log file, and the app's intelligent Deep Detective feature can even detect previously unknown attacks.

    "Who knows who is observing you at this very moment? After the NSA documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden became public, one thing became clear: Not only are data thieves and computer scammers interested in invading the privacy of computer users, the United States government itself actively spies on its own citizens," says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. "The government is using every tool at their disposal to illegally access this information. They even go so far as to monitor millions of people via their own personal computers and their built-in cameras and microphones."

    Camera Guard for Mac is an ideal addition to any other security tool users might already have in place. The app works great alongside firewalls as well as virus scanners, adding an extra layer of protection for any user's privacy requirements. The app carries a small system footprint, so users don't need to worry about it taking up too much disk space, or stealing precious RAM or processor cycles.

    Features:
    * Web camera protection
    * Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
    * Logfile protocol
    * Microphone protection (Professional Only)
    * Deep Detective™ (Professional Only)
    * Protection against known and unknown attack attempts (Professional Only)
    * Passcode protection (Professional Only)
    * 24/7 Support by e-Mail (Professional Only)

    ProtectStar also offers a Professional version of Camera Guard. In addition to monitoring a Mac's webcam, it also offers monitoring and blocking of the Mac's microphone, as well as offering the ability to use a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to secure the settings in the app. Thus ensuring that no one can change the protection level of the application except for authorized users.

    The pro version of Camera Guard also offers Deep Detective, which monitors for attacks by known malware, such as the "Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor" strain which can take control of a Mac's webcam. Deep Detective can also recognize attacks by previously unknown malware, using its modern heuristic methods.

    "The Oliver Stone film, 'Snowden,' released this past week, offers the true tale of Edward Snowden, who exposed the National Security Council's illegal spying on U.S. citizens,' continues Chris. "The NSA, under the guise of 'homeland security,' covertly spied on innocent Americans, accessing their home computers and personal files, as well as monitoring them via their computer's webcams and microphones. Snowden's revelations underscore the need for security tools such as Camera Guard for Mac 2016."

    Device Requirements:
    * Mac OS X 10.11 or higher (Supports macOS Sierra)
    * 64-bit processor
    * 30 MB
    * Internet connection for activation and updates

    Pricing and Availability:
    Camera Guard 2016 is free, and is available for download from the Camera Guard for Mac 2016 website. A Professional version is also available, which also offers monitoring and protection of the webcam and microphone, "Deep Detective" protection against both well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection, and 24/7 support via email. The Professional version is normally priced at $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies).

    EXTRA LINKS:

    ProtectStar Inc.
    http://www.protectstar.com/

    Camera Guard for Mac 2016
    https://www.protectstar.com/en/camera-guard

    Download Free Version
    https://www.protectstar.com/en/camera-guard

    Snowden Theatrical Trailer
    http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/snowden

    Application Icon (ZIP)
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  • No spying any longer: Hacker protection Camera Guard for MacOS blocks webcam and microphone

    August 31, 2016.
    Secret services, hackers, voyeurs, online-scammers: Your own computer isn’t safe any longer! The world first Camera Guard brings back privacy at work place and in the children's rooms at home with one single click – specifically protecting the webcam the and the microphone of iMacs and from MacBooks.

    Who knows who’s observing you right now? After the NSA documents from the archive of the whistleblower Edward Snowden became public, it was clear: Not only data thieves and computer scammers are interested in invading the privacy of the user. Also secret services use every possibility at their disposal to gain access. Taking over the computer webcam or the built in microphone from afar is no longer just science fiction.

    Who wants to be secretly observed?

    Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar: “Who wants to be observed or overheard by unknown people while at work or at home? No-one. That's the reason why millions of users all over the world tape over their webcams and microphones. Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and FBI boss James Comey do that. For a lot of parents this is one of the most commonly used safety measures on computers in children's rooms. “

    Alarm! Camera Guard reports access of camera and microphone

    When the Camera Guard is installed, a single click is enough in order to secure the camera and microphone. The safety tool from then on reports all applications and processes that try to gain access to the camera and microphone. The user himself then decides if he whishes to allow access to the eyes and ears of the Mac Computer. Or indeed if he does not wish allow it. All accesses and warnings are protocolled in a log file.

    The personal settings of the Camera Guard are also protected by a PIN number which is equipped with special hacker protection in order to even prevent the software itself from being manipulated.

    Deep Detective: The intelligent safety officer

    The core of the safety software is the intelligent Deep Detective. This detective does not only recognize well known malware, like for example the Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, which specifically takes over the control of the integrated webcam, it also identifies attacks of previously unknown malware. Just like an alarm system, a firewall or intruder detection, all attacks from hackers, spies and trojans are detected and blocked using heuristic methods. At the same time the software uses minimal system resources.

    FREE- and price-reduced PRO-full version

    Camera Guard runs on Mac OS 10.11 or higher (OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra). The Mac Software is given away for free in the FREE-Version. Here you already have the protection of the webcam and safety information over accesses.

    The PRO-version additionally offers protection of the microphone, the Deep Detective, protection against well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, a password protection and a 24/7 support via email. The pro-version costs 29.90 Euros – and only 19.90 Euros in the first week of launch.

    Important Links:

    Homepage: http://www.protectstar.com/
    Product Page: http://protectstar.com/en/camera-guard

  • New TimeLock PRO app: Secure photo,video,notes and data vault hiding in an alarm clock.

    June 19, 2014.
    ProtectStar Inc. today releases its newest security app, TimeLock PRO for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
    No one will have the idea that there is a highly secure and protected safe ingeniously hiding in an alarm clock.The app allows Apple iOS device owners to securely store photos, videos, notes and files, inside a data vault, where all contents are encrypted using powerful 256-bit AES algorithms.

    Constantly worrying about the security of sensitive files in iOS devicesis enough to drive people crazy, after all it is impossible to keep a constant close eye on all mobile devices to make sure it is not going in to the wrong hands. It is fair to say that almost every person has something in their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that they would like to keep private, secure from other people. There has long been a need for an app that is not as obvious and efectively able to hide all the information that needs to remain hidden to be really secure.

    The new TimeLock™ PRO app is the most efective and unique security app available right now. It is not only a timeless clock with an alarm function, but also a high security vault for your personal photos, notes and documents. The vault itself is completely invisible, hidden in the design of the clock.

    This is truly an ingenious way of hiding information in plain sight by using the latest security technologies TimeLock™ PRO keeps all pictures and videos militarily secure, because the entire contents of the vault is encrypted with the strong 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm.

    Users can easily set a six-digit passcode using the hours, minutes and seconds hands of the clock. After setting the personal passcode, the user needs to simply confirm it with the inconspicuous hands button in the center of the clock, to open the safe. The vault can be closed by simply shaking the Apple device.

    In case the Apple device is stolen, users do not need to worry about the protection of the photos, notes, videos and files stored in TimeLock™ PRO because the Self-destruction feature can be activated which will automatically delete all saved data in it after 5 incorrect passcode entries.

    But TimeLock PRO can do more: With the integrated note feature, users can write highly secure notes directly in the vault and with the new voice memo feature it is possible to record personal voices memos.

    "TimeLock PRO is the world’s first unique security app for iOS and Android releases and we know that protecting our customers data is more important today than ever before." commented Chris Bohn of ProtectStar Inc.

    The universal app requires iOS 6 or higher.

    Founded in 2004, ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering efort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones. In 2006, it released Data Shredder for Windows, which has become an industry standard in secure data deletion. The company's iShredder for iOS and Android, released in 2011, is the leading data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files. ProtectStar has more than 500,000 customers in more than 100 countries, from industrial, business, institutional, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users.


    Pricing and Availability:

    ProtectStar’s TimeLock PRO app for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices is available in the photography category of the iTunes App Store at a price of normally $4.99 (USD), but only $1.99 for the first week of its release.

    Review copies will be available on request.


    Media Contact:

    Nigel Donahue-Wolters
    PR Manager


    ProtectStar Inc.

    Press Center
    444 Brickell Avenue
    Suite 51103
    Miami, FL 33131
    USA

    Phone: +1 305 328 5044
    Fax : +1 305 967 6704

  • TimeLock PRO App for Android - A secure vault hiding in a clock

    April 25, 2014.
    ProtectStar Inc. today releases its newest security app, TimeLock PRO for Android devices. No one will have the idea that there is a highly secure and protected safe ingeniously hiding in an alarm clock. The app allows Android device owners to securely store photos and videos, inside a data vault, where all contents are encrypted using powerful 256-bit AES algorithms.

    Constantly worrying about the security of photo and video files in an Android device is enough to drive people crazy, after all it is impossible to keep a constant close eye on all mobile devices to make sure it is not going in to the wrong hands. It is fair to say that almost every person has something in their Android smartphones or tablets that they would like to keep private, secure from other people. There has long been a need for an app that is not as obvious and efectively able to hide all the information that needs to remain hidden to be really secure.

    There has long been a need for an app that is not as obvious and effectively able to hide all the information that needs to remain hidden to be really secure.

    The new TimeLock™ PRO app is the most effective and unique security app available right now. It is not only a timeless clock with an alarm function, but also a high security vault for your personal photos and videos. The vault itself is completely invisible, hidden in the design of the clock.

    This is truly an ingenious way of hiding information in plain sight by using the latest security technologies TimeLock™ keeps all pictures and videos militarily secure, because the entire contents of the vault is encrypted with the strong 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm. The AES-256-bit encryption method is one of the safest in the world and is used, for example, for encrypting top secret documents in the military.

    Users can easily set a four-digit passcode (TimeLock FREE) or a six-digit passcode (TimeLock PRO) using the hours and minutes hands of the clock. Readable in both analog and digital format. After setting the personal passcode, the user needs to simply confirm it with the inconspicuous hands button in the center of the clock, to open the safe. The safe can be closed by simply shaking the Android device.

    The universal app requires Android version 2.3.3 or higher.

    There are two different Editions available TimeLock FREE is for free and TimeLock PRO is US$ 2.49. The Pro Edition has the same features as the Free Edition, but comes with:
    + SECURITY: Six digits passcode for the vault
    + Secure Voice Memos
    + Secure Notes

    Both apps are available worldwide exclusively through the Google Play Store in the Tools category.

    TimeLock FREE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.projectstar.timelock.android

    TimeLock PRO: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.protectstar.timelock.pro.android


    Media Contact:

    Nigel Donahue-Wolters
    PR Manager


    ProtectStar Inc.

    Press Center
    444 Brickell Avenue
    Suite 51103
    Miami, FL 33131
    USA

    Phone: +1 305 328 5044
    Fax : +1 305 967 6704

  • TimeLock: The World‘s First Unique Security App for Android
    A highly secure vault for photos and video hiding in an alarm clock.

    January 21, 2014.
    ProtectStar Inc. today releases its newest security app, TimeLock for Android devices. No one will have the idea that there is a highly secure and protected safe ingeniously hiding in an alarm clock. The app allows Android device owners to securely store photos and videos, inside a data vault, where all contents are encrypted using powerful 256-bit AES algorithms.

    Constantly worrying about the security of photo and video files in an Android device is enough to drive people crazy, after all it is impossible to keep a constant close eye on all mobile devices to make sure it is not going in to the wrong hands. It is fair to say that almost every person has something in their Android smartphones or tablets that they would like to keep private, secure from other people. There has long been a need for an app that is not as obvious and efectively able to hide all the information that needs to remain hidden to be really secure.

    The new TimeLock™ app is the most efective and unique security app available right now. It is not only a timeless clock with an alarm function, but also a high security vault for your personal photos and videos. The vault itself is completely invisible, hidden in the design of the clock.

    This is truly an ingenious way of hiding information in plain sight by using the latest security technologies TimeLock™ keeps all pictures and videos militarily secure, because the entire contents of the vault is encrypted with the strong 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm. The AES-256-bit encryption method is one of the safest in the world and is used, for example, for encrypting top secret documents in the military.

    Users can easily set a four-digit passcode using the hours and minutes hands of the clock. Readable in both analog and digital format. After setting the personal passcode, the user needs to simply confirm it with the inconspicuous hands button in the center of the clock, to open the safe. The safe can be closed by simply shaking the Android device.

    The universal app requires Android version 2.3.3 or higher.

    TimeLock is for free and available worldwide exclusively through the Google Play Store in the Tools category.

    Link to app on Google Play: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.projectstar.timelock. android

    Link to ProtectStar company: http://www.protectstar.com


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  • TimeLock: The World‘s First Unique Security App for iOS releases
    A highly secure photos and video vault hiding in an alarm clock.

    December 19, 2013.
    ProtectStar Inc. today releases its newest security app, TimeLock for iPhone and iPod touch. No one will have the idea that there is a highly secure and protected safe ingeniously hiding in an alarm clock. The app allows iDevice owners to securely store photos and videos, inside a data vault, where all contents are encrypted using powerful 256-bit AES algorithms.

    Constantly worrying about the security of photo and video files in an iOS device is enough to drive people crazy, after all it is impossible to keep a constant close eye on all mobile devices to make sure it is not going in to the wrong hands. It is fair to say that almost every person has something in their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that they would like to keep private, secure from other people. There has long been a need for an app that is not as obvious and effectively able to hide all the information that needs to remain hidden to be really secure.

    The new TimeLock™ app is the most effective and unique security app available right now. It is not only a timeless clock with an alarm function, but also a high security vault for your personal photos and videos. The vault itself is completely invisible, hidden in the design of the clock.

    This is truly an ingenious way of hiding information in plain sight by using the latest security technologies TimeLock™ keeps all pictures and videos militarily secure, because the entire contents of the vault is encrypted with the strong 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm. The AES-256-bit encryption method is one of the safest in the world and is used, for example, for encrypting top secret documents in the military.

    Users can easily set a four-digit passcode using the hours and minutes hands of the clock. Readable in both analog and digital format. After setting the personal passcode, the user needs to simply confirm it with the inconspicuous hands button in the center of the clock, to open the safe. The safe can be closed by simply shaking the Apple™ device. In case the Apple™ device is stolen, users do not need to worry about the protection of the photos and videos stored in TimeLock™ because the Self-destruction of TimeLock™ can be activated which will automatically delete all saved data in it after 5 incorrect passcode entries.

    The universal app requires iOS 6 or higher and has been adapted to fit the new dimensions of the iPhone 5S, iPad Air as well as the new iPad mini with Retina display.

    TimeLock is normally $1.99 (USD), but is free for the first week of its release and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available on request.

  • ProtectStar iDelete (temp file cleaner) for iOS - Shred/Remove Temp Files, Improve Speed/Safety

    August 14, 2013.
    ProtectStar today is pleased to introduce iDelete 1.0 free for iOS, its new utility that scans all memory sectors of any iDevice in search of temporary data that is no longer needed. This unnecessary data is then removed using the military-grade erase algorithms employed in ProtectStar's best-selling app, iShredder 2 Pro. Designed as part of a weekly maintenance routine, the app boosts system speed by freeing memory and prevents recovery of sensitive information in Temp & Junk Files and Cache & Off-Line Files.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Easy performance tuning, by quickly cleaning up temporary data
    * Based on the best-selling, security app iShredder
    * Improved speed with more free memory
    * Modern clean methods for flash memory (SSD)
    * Permanently delete unnecessary data
    * Cleaned files are completely beyond recovery, even for experts and government agencies
    * Friendly technical support by email

    Every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is continuously moving data in to and out of paged memory as part of its normal operation: running apps, surfing the web, or editing documents, photos and videos. This normal process helps maximize available memory. However, not all temporary files are deleted automatically and correctly. The result is an ever-increasing volume of unused and unprotected data that is occupying valuable memory.

    Employing the proprietary technology developed for iShredder, which has been refined over the past two years, iDelete locates all temporary files not in use. The app then employs iShredder's modern and secure erasing methods for flash memory (SSD), ensuring that files are completely beyond recovery, even for experts and government agencies. The process for deleting temporary data can be started with the click of a single button. The clean-up process, which takes 1 to 10 minutes, will then begin safely and automatically. During the clean-up process, the power saving function will dim the backlight, so that there is minimum strain on the battery.

    Removes Many Kinds of Unnecessary Files:
    * Hidden temp files generated by complex calculations and data exchanges
    * Device cache memory
    * Corrupt media files produced by iTunes failed syncs
    * Cookie & script files
    * Various junk files
    * Will not endanger data, apps, music, movies, photos or other useful content on the iDevice

    Chris Bohn of ProtectStar commented, "Our industry-standard app, iShredder, is currently in use by government and military agencies worldwide to ensure that trashed files are absolutely unrecoverable. Now, iDelete provides a second level of security and convenience - it ensures that all temporary files are absolutely unrecoverable and no longer taking up memory."

    Language Support:
    * English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, French, Russian, Hindi, Indonesia, Vietnamese, Arabic and Portuguese

    Device Requirements:
    * iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad * Requires iOS 4.3 or later * Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices * 16.1 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    iDelete (temp file cleaner) 1.0 is normally $1.99 (USD), but is free for the first week of its release and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available on request

  • Encrypted Voice Records: Now Available in New ProtectStar iCrypter 1.0.2

    July 16, 2013
    ProtectStar Inc., a world-leading developer of digital mobile security solutions, has released a new update v1.0.2 of iCrypter for Apple iOS, that allows sending encrypted voice records. iCrypter provides strong 256-bit encryption for incoming and outgoing messages sent via SMS, e-Mail, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or Skype.
    Unlike other encryption apps, there is no pay-per-message charge. The iCrypter Contact Book is itself encrypted, and it stores the different passwords shared by the sender and his or her contacts, which allow them to open each other's messages using the iCrypter app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

    iCrypter uses a 256 AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm to encode user data. This is the same standard of encryption used to secure sensitive military and government communications throughout the world. There is no backdoor or master decryption key, and message data is encrypted directly onto users’ mobile devices, without submission to any third-party host. The encryption process is carried out right on the user's device, and the symmetrical cryptography method, where sender and receiver share a common key, guarantees that messages can be read solely by their intended recipients.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Powerful 256-bit encryption for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    * Ensure the privacy and security of sensitive information sent in a message
    * Ideal for messages sent via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype or iMessage
    * Built-in iCrypter Contact Book keeps shared passwords encrypted
    * Symmetrical cryptography guarantees that your messages can be read solely by their intended recipients
    * Supports the encryption of photo, video and document attachments
    * Integrated state-of-the-art ,Fail Safe Protection‘ security module securely deletes all data in the app if accessed by an unauthorized person
    * Allows impregnably secure social-media interaction with friends or groups that have your secret password
    * Send encrypted voice records

    It is well known that emails and text messages are much like postcards, as they can potentially be read by any Internet user. Passing through numerous server node points on the way to their destination, such communications are totally open, non-secured, and modifiable. ProtectStar, the experts in mobile security solutions, with more than 300,000 customers worldwide, developed iCrypter to enable users to easily send and receive emails and text messages that are 256-bit AES protected. The Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm is one of the most impregnable available today and is used to encrypt top-secret government, industrial, and military documents.

    To further enhance the usability of this convenient encryption app, iCrypter contains an optional fail-safe feature. Should the iDevice be lost or stolen, all data, including encrypted messages and passwords, is erased if an incorrect password is used five times in an attempt to run the app (iCrypter's password is not an alphanumeric string, but a series of drags across an unlabeled, 4x4 keypad).
    Completely unrecoverable in accordance with military security standards, such as the U.S. Department of Defense's DoD 5220.22-M E method, the erase function employs ProtectStar's own, prize-winning, iShredder technology.

    iCrypter is recommended for confidential correspondence between and within:
    * Anyone who sends messages containing sensitive information
    * Domestic or foreign company divisions or sites
    * Attorneys, tax consultants, and clients
    * Investment bankers
    * Stockbrokers and institutional investors
    * Mergers & Acquisitions managers
    * Large companies

    In addition to emails and other messages, iCrypter enables users to encrypt attached photos, videos, or other document files. Security conscious users can now send a message and an attached spreadsheet and have both encrypted automatically.

    “iCrypter is a simple yet extraordinarily powerful way to keep your data safe from unauthorized access,” stated Chris Bohn CEO of ProtectStar Inc., “even individuals who feel that they don’t have anything to hide should still take measures to protect their data from prying eyes. We’re proud to help people regain a sense of security and privacy in an increasingly invasive digital world.”

    Additionally, ProtectStar makes its algorithm available to users for analysis and validation purposes, providing complete transparency into the method of encryption for all user data.

    Language Support:
    * English, Spanish and German

    Device Requirements:
    * iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
    * Requires iOS 4.3 or later
    * Universal app optimized for displays on all iOS devices
    * 45 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    ProtectStar iCrypter is available in the Utility category of the iTunes AppStore. The app is regularly priced at $3.99 (USD), but available at the special launch price of $.99 for a few days.
    Review copies are available on request.

    ProtectStar
    http://www.protectstar.com

    iCrypter 1.0
    http://www.protectstar.com/en/iCrypter.php
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icrypter/id634322353?l=de&ls=1&mt=8

  • Out Now: iCrypter for iOS. Impregnable Military Message Encryption/Decryption

    June 04, 2013
    ProtectStar today releases iCrypter for Apple iOS, its new utility that provides strong 256-bit encryption for incoming and outgoing messages sent via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype or iMessage. Unlike some other encryption apps, there is no pay-per-message charge. The iCrypter Contact Book is itself encrypted, and it stores the different passwords shared by the sender and his or her contacts, which allow them to open each other's messages using the iCrypter app on their iDevices.

    ProtectStar today is pleased to release iCrypter for Apple iOS, its new utility that provides strong 256-bit encryption for incoming and outgoing messages sent via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype or iMessage. Unlike some other encryption apps, there is no pay-per-message charge for encryption or decryption. The iCrypter Contact Book, built into the app, is itself securely encrypted, and it stores the different passwords shared by the sender and his or her iCrypter Contacts. These secret passwords allow the sender and receivers to automatically open each other's messages with the iCrypter app installed on each of their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

    The encryption process is carried out right on the user's iDevice, and the symmetrical cryptography method, where sender and receiver share a common key, guarantees that messages can be read solely by their intended recipients.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Powerful 256-bit encryption for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    * Ensure the privacy and security of sensitive information sent in a message
    * Ideal for messages sent via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype or iMessage
    * Built-in iCrypter Contact Book keeps shared passwords encrypted
    * Symmetrical cryptography guarantees that your messages can be read solely by their intended recipients
    * Supports the encryption of photo, video and document attachments
    * Integrated state-of-the-art ,Fail Safe Protection‘ security module securely deletes all data in the app if accessed by an unauthorized person
    * Allows impregnably secure social-media interaction with friends or groups that have your secret password

    It is well known that emails and text messages are much like postcards, as they can potentially be read by any Internet user. Passing through numerous server node points on the way to their destination, such communications are totally open, non-secured, and modifiable. ProtectStar, the experts in mobile security solutions, with more than 300,000 customers worldwide, developed iCrypter to enable users to easily send and receive emails and text messages that are 256-bit AES protected. The Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm is one of the most impregnable available today and is used to encrypt top-secret government, industrial, and military documents.

    To further enhance the usability of this convenient encryption app, iCrypter contains an optional fail-safe feature. Should the iDevice be lost or stolen, all data, including encrypted messages and passwords, is erased if an incorrect password is used five times in an attempt to run the app (iCrypter's password is not an alphanumeric string, but a series of drags across an unlabeled, 4x4 keypad).

    Completely unrecoverable in accordance with military security standards, such as the U.S. Department of Defense's DoD 5220.22-M E method, the erase function employs ProtectStar's own, prize-winning, iShredder technology.

    iCrypter is recommended for confidential correspondence between and within:
    * Large companies
    * Domestic or foreign company divisions or sites
    * Attorneys, tax consultants, and clients
    * Investment bankers
    * Stockbrokers and institutional investors
    * Mergers & Acquisitions managers
    * Anyone who sends messages containing sensitive information

    In addition to emails and other messages, iCrypter enables users to encrypt attached photos, videos, or other document files. Security conscious users can now send a message and an attached spreadsheet and have both encrypted automatically.

    "The security professionals at ProtectStar guarantee that iCrypter contains no hidden back door or master key," stated Chris Bohn of ProtectStar Inc. "In the interests of complete transparency, the symmetrical encryption algorithm used in iCrypter is freely available to users for their own proprietary validation and analysis purposes."

    Language Support:
    * English, German, and Spanish

    Device Requirements:
    * iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
    * Requires iOS 4.3 or later
    * Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
    * 47.5 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    ProtectStar iCrypter is available in the Utility category of the iTunes AppStore. The app is regularly priced at $4.99 (USD), but available at the special launch price of $0.99 for a few days. Review copies are available on request.

  • iCrypter 1.0 for iOS - Impregnable Encryption/Decryption, Military Style

    May 23, 2013
    ProtectStar today is pleased to introduce iCrypter 1.0 for iOS, its new utility that provides strong 256-bit encryption for incoming and outgoing messages sent via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, or iMessage. Unlike some other encryption apps, there is no pay-per-message charge for encryption or decryption. The iCrypter Contacts Tool, built into the app, is itself securely encrypted, and it stores the different passwords shared by the sender and his or her iCrypter Contacts. These secret passwords allow the sender and receivers to automatically open each other's messages with the iCrypter app installed on each of their iDevices. The encryption process is carried out right on the user's iDevice, and the symmetrical cryptography method, where sender and receiver share a common key, guarantees that messages can be read solely by their intended recipients. The utility will be released on the App Store during the first week of June at a special introductory price.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Powerful 256-bit encryption for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    * Ensure the privacy and security of sensitive information sent in a message
    * Ideal for messages sent via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, or iMessage
    * Built-in iCrypter Contacts Tool keeps shared passwords encrypted
    * Optional fail-safe function securely deletes all data in the app if accessed by an unauthorized person
    * Released on the App Store during the first week of June at a special introductory price

    It is well known that emails and text messages are much like postcards, as they can potentially be read by any Internet user. Passing through numerous server node points on the way to their destination, such communications are totally open, non-secured, and modifiable. ProtectStar, the experts in mobile security solutions, with more than 275,000 customers worldwide, developed iCrypter to enable users to easily send and receive emails and text messages that are 256-bit AES protected. The Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm is one of the most impregnable available today and is used to encrypt top-secret government, industrial, and military documents.

    To further enhance the usability of this convenient encryption app, iCrypter contains an optional fail-safe feature. Should the iDevice be lost or stolen, all data, including encrypted messages and passwords, is erased if an incorrect password is used five times in an attempt to run the app (iCrypter's password is not an alphanumeric string, but a series of drags across an unlabelled, 4x4 keypad). Completely unrecoverable in accordance with military security standards, such as the U.S. Department of Defense's DoD 5220.22-M E method, the erase function employs ProtectStar's own, prize-winning, iShredder technology.

    iCrypter is recommended for confidential correspondence between and within:
    * Large companies
    * Domestic or foreign company divisions or sites
    * Attorneys, tax consultants, and clients
    * Investment bankers
    * Stockbrokers and institutional investors
    * Mergers & Acquisitions managers
    * Anyone who sends messages containing sensitive information

    In addition to emails and other messages, iCrypter enables users to encrypt attached photos, videos, or other document files. Security conscious users can now send a message and an attached spreadsheet and have both encrypted automatically. The app works with most file types, including: PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Numbers, Keynote, and Pages.

    "The security professionals at ProtectStar guarantee that iCrypter contains no hidden back door or master key," stated Christopher Bohn of ProtectStar. "In the interests of complete transparency, the symmetrical encryption algorithm used in iCrypter is freely available to users for their own proprietary validation and analysis purposes."

    Language Support:
    * English, German, and Spanish

    Device Requirements:
    * iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    * Requires iOS 4.3 or later
    * Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
    * 60 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    iCrypter 1.0 is scheduled for release in the App Store, Utilities category, during the first week of June. The app is regularly priced at$4.99 (USD), but will be available at the special launch price of $0.99 for the first seven days. Review copies are available on request.

  • Out Now: iTreasure PRO HD - The Most Secure Data Vault for iPad

    April 30, 2013
    ProtectStar Inc. today releases its newest security app, ProtectStar iTreasure PRO HD for iPad. The app allows Apple iPad owners to store text documents, photos, videos, audio files, financial records, or any other files inside a data vault, where all contents are encrypted using powerful 256-bit AES algorithms. Featuring intuitive operation, iTreasure includes the ProtectStar Smart Viewer, which permits users to view, read, send, share or print any file format from within the app.

    The Smart Viewer is capable of opening a wide variety of file formats, making it unnecessary to employ native apps to open different file formats. For example, the Smart Viewer lets users open Word, Excel, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Zip and PDF files from within the iTreasure data vault. The app also supports AirPlay and AirPrint. A full-screen option with zoom allows easy sharing of photos and notes via E-Mail, Facebook and Twitter.

    iTreasure PRO HD is fully compatible with iCloud and Dropbox, allowing completely secure remote storage of encrypted data. In the event that a user's iDevice is lost or stolen, the entire contents of the user's secure data vault is deleted in such a way that the data cannot be recovered, in accordance with military security standards, such as the US Department of Defense's DoD 5220.22-M E method. The deletion technology for this process is based on the prize winning and highly popular ProtectStar™ iShredder™ apps.

    The integrated ProtectStar iFile Server is seamlessly compatible with iTreasure PRO HD. This function allows users to upload and download all of their files, documents, videos, music, and pictures to and from their data vault via drag and drop in their web browser.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Store any kind of file securely in the iTreasure data vault
    * 256-bit AES encryption
    * ProtectStar Smart Viewer opens any encrypted file
    * Integrated Dropbox and iCloud connectivity
    * Support for Apple AirPrint and AirPlay
    * View, read, send, share, compress, or print any file format from within the app
    * ProtectStar iFile Server

    Founded in 2004, ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones. In 2006, it released Data Shredder for Windows, which has become an industry standard in secure data deletion. The company's iShredder for iOS, released in 2011, is the leading iOS data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files. ProtectStar has more than 200,000 customers in more than 30 countries, from industrial, business, institutional, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users.

    "ProtectStar iTreasure is one of the world's most secure apps - and what's more, it offers fully intuitive operation. We know that protecting your data is more important today than ever before. Regardless of whether it's your CV, vacation snapshots, personal videos, account statements, or secret notes, you need to safeguard your confidential data against unauthorized third parties and hackers - at all times, and without exception." commented Chris Bohn of ProtectStar.

    Language Support:
    * English, German, French, Spanish

    System Requirements:
    * iPad
    * Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 6 tested)
    * 55,5 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    ProtectStar iTreasure PRO HD for Apple iPad devices is available in the Productivity category of the iTunes App Store at a price of $3.99 (USD).
    Review copies will be available on request.

  • Available in February - ProtectStar iTreasure, The Most Secure Pocket-Size Data Vault

    January 29, 2013
    After some delays in the development process, ProtectStar Inc. today is pleased to announce the February release of its newest security app for mobile devices, ProtectStar iTreasure for iOS. The app allows iDevice owners to store text documents, photos, videos, audio files, financial records, or any other files inside a data vault, where all contents are encrypted using powerful 256-bit AES algorithms. Featuring intuitive touch control, iTreasure includes the ProtectStar Smart Viewer, which permits users to view, read, send, share, compress, or print any encrypted file format from within the app.

    The Smart Viewer is capable of opening a wide variety of file formats, making it unnecessary to employ native apps to open different file formats. For example, the Smart Viewer lets users open Word, Excel, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Zip and PDF files from within the iTreasure data vault. The app also supports AirPlay and AirPrint. A full-screen option with zoom allows easy sharing of photos and notes via E-Mail, Facebook and Twitter.

    iTreasure is fully compatible with iCloud and Dropbox, allowing completely secure remote storage of encrypted data. In the event that a user's iDevice is lost or stolen, the entire contents of the user's secure data vault is deleted in such a way that the data cannot be recovered, in accordance with military security standards, such as the US Department of Defense's DoD 5220.22-M E method. The optionally available ProtectStar iFile Server is seamlessly compatible with iTreasure. This function allows users to upload and download all of their files, documents, videos, music, and pictures to and from their data vault via drag and drop in their web browser.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Store any kind of file securely in the iTreasure data vault
    * 256-bit AES encryption
    * ProtectStar Smart Viewer opens any encrypted file
    * Integrated Dropbox and iCloud connectivity
    * Support for Apple AirPrint and AirPlay
    * View, read, send, share, compress, or print any file format from within the app
    * ProtectStar iFile Server (coming in March as a free update)

    Founded in 2004, ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones. In 2006, it released Data Shredder for Windows, which has become an industry standard in secure data deletion. The company's iShredder for iOS, released in 2011, is the leading iOS data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files. ProtectStar has more than 200,000 customers in more than 30 countries, from industrial, business, institutional, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users.

    "ProtectStar iTreasure is one of the world's most secure apps - and what's more, it offers fully intuitive operation. We know that protecting your data is more important today than ever before. Regardless of whether it's your CV, vacation snapshots, personal videos, account statements, or secret notes, you need to safeguard your confidential data against unauthorized third parties and hackers - at all times, and without exception." commented Christopher Bohn of ProtectStar.

    Language Support:
    * English, German, French, Spanish

    System Requirements:
    * iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
    * Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 6 tested)
    * 30 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    ProtectStar iTreasure Pro (for iPhone and iPod touch) and ProtectStar iTreasure Pro HD (for iPad) will be released in February, 2013 in the Utilities category of the iTune App Store. Both editions will be launched at a price of $1.99 (USD) in the first week and then goes up to $3.99. Review copies will be available on request.

  • iShredder 2 Pro for iOS - Remove All Traces of Deleted and Trashed Files

    January 11, 2013
    ProtectStar today is pleased to announce ProtectStar iShredder 2 Pro 2.0.6 for iOS, an update to its best-selling utility designed to permanently remove all traces of files that the user has deleted or put in the trash. Because deleted files remain intact on the iDevice until written over by new files, it is relatively simple to completely recover sensitive, personal data, photos, and videos. The app irretrievably erases files using 11 different, user-selectable algorithms, which have been certified by military/intelligence security experts. Ensuring that deleted files can never be recovered, ProtectStar iShredder 2 Pro is ideal for maintaining privacy on the user's iDevice, and it is perfect for wiping clean an iDevice before changing its ownership.

    Feature Highlights:
    * Best-selling, security utility app
    * Exceeds international security standards
    * Modern and secure erasing methods for flash memory (SSD)
    * Standard and advanced deletion algorithms pre-installed
    * Advanced secure erasing methods, such as: DoD 5220.22-M ECE; NATO Standard; US Army AR380-19; and BSI/VS-ITR TL-03423
    * Highly secure erasing methods, such as: DoD 5220.22-M E for SSD; Gutmann; and ProtectStar Secure Deletion Algorithm
    * Shredded files are completely beyond recovery, even for experts and government agencies
    * Friendly technical support by email

    Unknown to most iPhone & iPod touch users is the surprising fact that files deleted or trashed are not really deleted. Emails, photos, notes, documents, videos, browser histories, music, messaging logs and reminders all disappear after they are deleted. But they remain intact until new files overwrite them (if ever). Files disappear because the Hierarchical File System in iOS crosses off the file's name in the Directory that lists every file. According to the HFS, the photo entitled "Me & Jen at the Beach" no longer exists. If necessary, the HFS can use the storage space occupied by the picture to hold some other file. However, until it is actually replaced in memory by new data, the photo can be easily recovered.

    File recovery apps can help restore files accidentally deleted. File recovery apps and algorithms can also reinstate thousands of files, large and small, deleted over years of typical iPhone usage. Users expect deleted files to be deleted; ProtectStar iShredder 2 Pro makes good on that expectation. The app offers 11 different, user-selectable choices for securely and permanently erasing deleted files. These algorithms work by repeatedly writing over the remains of deleted files with random characters. Commonly employed by such organizations as NATO and the U.S. Army, iShredder's algorithms provide the user with absolute assurance that their deleted data can never be recovered by anyone, even government computer experts.

    It takes just three simple steps to overwrite the necessary flash memory using patented security standards, making it impossible to rescue any deleted files.
    * 1st, open ProtectStar 2 iShredder Pro
    * 2nd, select a secure deletion algorithm
    * 3rd, start the deletion process

    "An independent IT security provider, ProtectStar, Inc. supplies SMEs, government agencies, and large corporations with comprehensive consulting and individualized solutions in domains such as process management and process optimization," stated company founder Christopher Bohn. "The ProtectStar Testing Center continuously carries out extensive testing of IT security products from prominent vendors. You can be certain that the ProtectStar app you purchase is backed by our years of experience in data security."

    Language Support:
    * English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Device Requirements:
    * iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    * Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 tested)
    * Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
    * 4.3 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    ProtectStar iShredder 2 Pro 2.0.6 is $3.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. ProtectStar iShredder 2 Pro HD 2.0.5 is $3.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Optional, in-app purchases are available for $0.99 each. ProtectStar iShredder 2 Standard 2.0.6 is $2.99. ProtectStar iShredder 2 Enterprise 2.0.4 is $8.99.
    Review copies are available on request.

  • ProtectStar iTreasure for iOS - Store Any File in Impregnable Data Vault.

    November 14, 2012
    ProtectStar, Inc. today is pleased to announce the December release of its newest security app for mobile devices, ProtectStar iTreasure for iOS. The app allows iDevice owners to store text documents, photos, videos, financial records, or any other files inside a data vault, where all contents are encrypted using powerful 256-bit AES algorithms. Featuring intuitive touch control, iTreasure includes the ProtectStar Smart Viewer, which permits users to view, read, send, share, compress, or print any encrypted file format from within the app.

    The Smart Viewer is capable of opening a wide variety of file formats, making it unnecessary to employ native apps to open different file formats. For example, the Smart Viewer lets users open Word, Excel, Keynote, and PDF files from within the iTreasure data vault. The app also supports AirPlay and AirPrint. A full-screen option with zoom allows easy sharing of photos and notes via Facebook and Twitter.

    iTreasure is fully compatible with iCloud and Dropbox, allowing completely secure remote storage of encrypted data. In the event that a user's iDevice is lost or stolen, the entire contents of the user's secure data vault is deleted in such a way that the data cannot be recovered, in accordance with military security standards, such as the US Department of Defense's DoD 5220.22-M E method. The optionally available ProtectStar iFile Server is seamlessly compatible with iTreasure. This function allows users to upload and download all of their files, documents, videos, music, and pictures to and from their data vault via drag and drop in their web browser.

    Feature Highlights:
    - Store any kind of file securely in the iTreasure data vault
    - 256-bit AES encryption
    - ProtectStar Smart Viewer opens any encrypted file
    - Integrated Dropbox and iCloud connectivity
    - Support for Apple AirPrint and AirPlay
    - View, read, send, share, compress, or print any file format from within the app
    - Optional ProtectStar iFile Server

    Founded in 2004, ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones. In 2006, it released Data Shredder for Windows, which has become an industry standard in secure data deletion. The company's iShredder for iOS, released in 2011, is the leading iOS data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files. ProtectStar has more than 200,000 customers in more than 30 countries, from industrial, business, institutional, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users. ProtectStar plans the December 2012 release of iTreasure.

    "Make life simpler, easier and more secure. Maximally secure in fact. Without compromise," commented Christopher Bohn of ProtectStar. "ProtectStar iTreasure is one of the world's most secure apps - and what's more, it offers fully intuitive operation. We know that protecting your data is more important today than ever before. Regardless of whether it's your CV, vacation snapshots, personal videos, account statements, or secret notes, you need to safeguard your confidential data against unauthorized third parties and hackers - at all times, and without exception."

    Language Support: English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian

    System Requirements:
    - iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    - Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 6 tested)
    - 10 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    ProtectStar iTreasure 1.0 for iOS will be released in December, 2012 in the Utilities category of the iTune App Store, and it will be launched at a price of $1.99 (USD) in the first week and then goes up to $2.99. Review copies will be available on request.

  • Before You Get The New iPhone 5, If you're selling in your old device, Securely delete all data with iShredder 2 Pro.

    Septemper 11, 2012
    It’s never been this easy. If you want to sell your iPhone. The new iShredder 2 from ProtectStar offers military-grade security and erases all selected files, for your privacy and security.

    Many Apple fans like to be on the cutting-edge of technology. When Apple's soon to be released iPhone 5 hits the stores, a great number of users will immediately purchase the current all-round hardware.

    But 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 staggering amount of personal data. Photos, videos, appointments, addresses, e-mails with sensitive content, internet links as well as private records from app store downloads.

    Before you sell your iPhone you’ll need to make sure that all your personal files on it have been blitzed beyond recovery, without a trace. It's simple to restore supposedly deleted files from the memory on your device these days.

    iShredder is like an Industrial Grade paper shredder, which goes beyond international security standards. The iOS app is easy to use and includes free technical support. iShredder surpasses international standards used by state and military organizations, in secure file deletion, with a wide selection of tried-and-trusted state-of-the-art wiping algorithms.

    It takes just three simple steps to overwrite the free space:

    First, open ProtectStar™ iShredder

    Second, select a secure wipe method

    Third, start the deletion process

    Each algorithm has been analyzed by authorities and independent organizations to make sure it really does what it claims. Data destruction that cannot be recovered. With identity theft on the rise, have peace of mind knowing none of your private data will fall into the wrong hands.

    Depending on the edition, the iShredder package comes with deletion algorithms such as DoD 5220.22-M E, US Air Force (AFSSI-5020), US Army AR380-19, DoD 5220.22-M ECE, BSI/VS-ITR TL-03423 Standard, German BSI-VS-2011, NATO Standard, Gutmann, HMG InfoSec No.5, DoD 5220.22 SSD, US Air Force, US Navy NAVSO and more.

    For Business and government users, there is also a state-of-the-Art deletion report as a pdf file available as an In-App-Purchase or decide for iShredder 2 Enterprise edition which comes with all necessary features for enterprise customers.

    The new iShredder 2 Pro (4.4 MB) is available in the languages English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and can be found under the category ‘Utilities’ on the AppStore.

    Pricing and Availability:

    ProtectStar iShredder Pro 2.0.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. After September 11, 2012, the app will be $4.99

  • The Legend Is Back: The new ProtectStar iShredder 2 secure erase data on iPhone

    August 15, 2012
    If you want to sell or give away your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you should definitely secure erase all personal data. The new iShredder from ProtectStar offers military-grade security and will overwrite the free storage space of the device, according to the guidelines of the government services.

    In a nutshell:
    - The new iShredder 2 from ProtectStar is a popular security utility app
    - Like an Industrial Grade paper shredder, this tiny program goes beyond international security standards
    - Secure erasing methods such as DoD 5220.22-M ECE, US Army, NATO Standard and Gutmann
    - 11 possible deletion methods
    - Completely beyond recovery even for experts and government agencies
    - Available in four languages: English, Spanish, German and Portugese
    - Technical support by e-Mail
    - Price: US$4.99

    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, videos, appointments, addresses, e-mails with sensitive content, internet links as well as private records in apps.

    It's simple for hackers and prying minds, to restore supposedly deleted files from the memory on your Apple device these days.

    Before you sell or give away your Apple device, you'll need to make sure that all your personal files on the device have been mutilated beyond recovery.

    Like an Industrial Grade paper shredder, this tiny program goes beyond international security standards:

    The new ProtectStar iShredder 2 Pro is very easy to use. It can simply be transferred to the iPhone or iPod touch after they have been restored to the factory condition.

    It takes just three simple steps to overwrite the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to rescue any deleted files.

    - First, open ProtectStar™ iShredder
    - Second, select a secure deletion algorithm
    - Third, start the deletion process

    ProtectStar™ iShredder surpasses international standards used by state and military organisations in secure file deletion with a wide selection of tried-and-trusted state-of-the-art deletion algorithms.

    Each algorithm has been analysed by authorities and independent organisations to make sure it really does what it says on the tin – data destruction beyond redemption.

Depending on the edition, the iShredder package comes with deletion algorithms such as DoD 5220.22-M E, US Air Force (AFSSI-5020), US Army AR380-19, DoD 5220.22-M ECE, BSI/VS-ITR TL-03423 Standard, BSI-VS-2011, NATO Standard, Gutmann, HMG InfoSec No.5, DoD 5220.22 SSD and others.

    The new ProtectStar iShredder Pro (4.0 MB) for iPhone and iPod touch is available in the languages English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and can be found under the category ‘Utilities’ on the AppStore.
    The app is priced at US$ 4.99

    Product Information: http://www.protectstar.com
    AppStore: ProtectStar iShredder Pro: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/protectstar-ishredder-pro/id441224022?mt=8

  • 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$
    - Link: http://www.protectstar.com

    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.

    Product Information: http://www.protectstar.com/index.php?site=en_ishredder_fuer_iphone_ipad_ipod_touch
    Apps in the iTunes-Appstore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/protectstar-ishredder-pro-hd/id506649860?mt=8

  • iShredder Pro for iPhone removes every last trace of private data

    February 14, 2012
    Miami, Florida - From ProtectStar , Inc., an award-winning provider of intelligent and forward-thinking IT security solutions, comes a mobile application that ensures iPhone users do not leave vulnerable personal information behind on a device. The ProtectStar iShredder Pro for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch allows for the convenient and secure removal of any and all traces of private data that remain following the deletion of some apps and programs. A compact and simple-to-use app, iShredder's effectiveness belies its simplicity; it was designed to delete all data - including bank data, passwords, images, and other confidential information - beyond recovery.

    ProtectStar iShredder Pro features a selection of military-grade erasing methods, including Department of Defense (DoD) 5220.22-M ECE, US Army AR380-19, BSI/VSITR, Gutmann, and BSI/VS-ITR TL-03423, and results in the secure deletion of free disk space within a device. Designed to suit the mobile security needs of both business and private users, iShredder provides an intelligent, modern and secure erasing method for flash memory (SSD), and allows for data to be deleted in such a manner that - even in the hands of experts, or government agencies - it is completely beyond recovery.

    "Personal data is so overwhelmingly difficult to protect these days, and with ProtectStar iShredder our goal is to give iPhone users access to an easy-to-use, but very powerful, shredding application that can give them the confidence of knowing that they can eliminate all traces of their private data, especially if they intend to sell a device, pass it along or, dispose of it," said Mariah Bears, PR Manager for ProtectStar, Inc. "Besides the powerful array of military-grade erasing methods, we also offer a wealth of features, and a top-tier technical email support service. This is because we understand just how crucial the protection of private information is, and - as a leading provider of modern IT security solutions for a new generation - we can provide that extra measure. iShredder is an example of what we do best."

    ProtectStar iShredder Pro for iPhone, iPod and iPad Touch, a must-have for anyone who takes seriously the safety and security of their personal information anad private data, is available in the Utilities category at the App Store for $4.99 USD. 

    Features:
    * Secure deletion of free disk space
    * Preinstalled standard erasing methods
    * Additional secure erasing methods such as DoD 5220.22-M ECE, US Army and BSI/VS-ITR TL-03423
    * Modern and secure erasing methods for flash memory (SSD)
    * Secure erasing methods such as DoD 5220.22-M E for SSD, Gutmann and more
    * Technical E-Mail support

    Device Requirements: 
    * iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
    * Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
    * 1.6 MB

    Availability:
    ProtectStar iShredder Pro 1.4 for iPhone, iPod and iPad Touch is currently available at the App Store in the Utilities category for $4.99 USD.

    ProtectStar, Inc., an unaffiliated IT security provider, supplies SMEs, government agencies, and large corporations with comprehensive consulting and individualized solutions in domains such as process management and process optimization. The world's first company to conduct security-risk testing and evaluation for mobile terminal devices, such as cell phones and smartphones, ProtectStar carries out continuous optimization on identification of security vulnerabilities in mobile terminal devices. Copyright (C) 2012 ProtectStar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

  • 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: http://www.protectstar.com

    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: http://www.protectstar.com/index.php?site=en_ishredder_fuer_iphone_ipad_ipod_touch
    Apps in the iTunes-Appstore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/protectstar-ishredder-pro/id441224022?mt=8

  • ProtectStar Test Lab honors A-Squared Anti Malware 4.5 with the ProtectStar AWARD 2009

    September 16, 2009
    Miami, FL, USA 16.09.2009 – ProtectStar Inc., an independent and globally operating company for IT and communication security, has given the ProtectStar™ AWARD 2009 to A Squared Anti Malware 4.5

    16.09.2009

    ProtectStar Test Lab honors A-Squared Anti Malware 4.5 with the ProtectStar AWARD 2009

    Miami, FL, USA 16.09.2009 – ProtectStar Inc., an independent and globally operating company for IT and communication security, has given the ProtectStar™ AWARD 2009 to A Squared Anti Malware 4.5.

    The latest version 4.5 of A-Squared Anti Malware from Emsi Software – leading European provider of behavior analysis technology for analyzing software, especially Malware – was awarded the ProtectStar Award 2009 for its outstanding total performance.
    The a-squared engine was originally developed for recognition of Spyware and Trojans and achieved a certain level of recognition in this area. The engine also detects Cookies and Spyware. The second engine specializes in the detection of Viruses, Worms and other types of Malware.

    "However, Emsi Software went one step further and also integrated a third line of defense in their protection system: Behavior recognition" said Mr. Oliver Rosenow from ProtectStar Test Lab.

    The evaluation focused on the following test criteria: security, user-friendliness, performance, the price/equipment ratio and support.

    The test report is available free for download from www.protectstar-testlab.org or www.protectstar.com

  • ProtectStar Data Shredder 2.0 now shipping worldwide

    July 10, 2009
    Miami, FL, USA & London, UK July 10, 2009 – ProtectStar™ Inc. is the worldwide independent company specializing in IT and communication security has started shipping the ProtectStar™ Data Shredder 2.0 solution across the world today.

    ProtectStar Data Shredder 2.0 now shipping worldwide

    Miami, FL, USA & London, UK July 10, 2009 - ProtectStar™ Inc. is the worldwide independent company specializing in IT and communication security has started shipping the ProtectStar™ Data Shredder 2.0 solution across the world today.

    The new ProtectStar™ Data Shredder 2.0 ushers in an intelligent generation of solutions for secure deletion of sensitive data. This compact and user friendly software was designed with the data deletion needs of both business and private users, and allows all data to be deleted in such a way that it is completely beyond recovery, even for experts and government agencies.

    When you use ProtectStar™ Data Shredder 2.0 to delete data from a hard drive or storage device, you are ensuring that confidential information such as bank data, passwords and employee data can never fall into the wrong hands.

    The main features of ProtectStar™ Data Shredder 2.0 include:

    · Secure data deletion based on government approved and military data security standards up to the confidential, secret and top secret security standard levels.
    · Deletes confidential data from hard drives, memory sticks, memory cards and so on
    · Integration of the powerful ProtectStar™ Secure Deletion Algorithm© allows for fail-safe data security
    · Secure deletion of free storage space, as well as the Windows recycling bin, Internet cache, cookies, temporary system folders and so on.
    · Allows for secure cutting and pasting of files and directories
    · Fully integrated into the Windows Explorer context menu
    · System partitions and individual system drives can be deleted securely in offline mode without a boot medium
    · Detailed deletion log provides evidence of deletion
    · Supports multicore processors
    · Technical support
    · Compatible with Windows 2000, 2000 Server, 2003 Server, XP, 2008 Server, Vista and Windows 7 ready
    · 32- and 64-bit compatibility

    ProtectStar™ Data Shredder 2.0 is available at US$ 49.95 (Professional Version) and US$ 399.00 (Server Version. The limited Freeware version is free of charge.

    Further details, product guides and the freeware version are available at: www.protectstar.com

  • Is the fight against cybercrime already a lost cause?

    April 8, 2009
    Miami, FL, USA, April 8, 2009 – ProtectStar™ Inc., an independent and globally operating company for IT and communication security, plans to conduct an internal study aimed at answering the question: Is the fight against cybercrime already a lost cause?

    Is the fight against cybercrime already a lost cause?

    Miami, FL, USA, April 8, 2009 - ProtectStar™ Inc., an independent and globally operating company for IT and communication security, plans to conduct an internal study aimed at answering the question: Is the fight against cybercrime already a lost cause?

    The cybercrime situation is worsening virtually every day as enterprises, government organizations and computer users seek to keep up with the various threats in cyberspace. This has prompted ProtectStar™ Inc., in cooperation with ProtectStar™ Research and ProtectStar™ Test Lab, to address this issue in the coming months by analyzing and evaluating the IT security products of over 40 vendors.

    The study aims to shed light on current and future cyberthreats, as well as protective measures against them such as virus scanners, firewalls, proactive protective mechanisms, and intrusion prevention, to name but a few.

    The study will mainly focus on the methods used by modern IT security products such as malware scanners and proactive protective mechanisms to deal with professional malware.

    "The IT security industry is the only sector that has the capacity to protect itself and others against criminal activities in the cyber-underground. Moreover, wide-ranging observations have shown that there is a clear need for action to an extent that has yet to be determined," notes ProtectStar™ CEO Christopher Bohn.

    It is essential that the answer to the question posed by the study - i.e. has the information technology industry already lost the war against cybercrime? - be a resounding no, because otherwise there will be no stopping cyber-crime.

    Once the study results have been released, they will be posted at www.protectstar.com

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