iPhone 5 Is available: How to securely erase your device before selling

[prMac.com] Miami, Florida – The iPhone 5 hits the stores today and a great number of Apple fans will immediately purchase the current all-round hardware. But what to do with the old iPhone 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. 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. The new iShredder app is also ready for the iPhone 5 with a display resolution of 1136×640 pixels.

It takes just five simple steps to overwrite the free space to make your iPhone ready to give it away:
* First, backup your old iPhone so that you have the latest backup ready for iPhone 5
* Second, Go to Settings -> General -> choose “Erase All Content and Settings”
* Third, configure the AppStore and download ProtectStar iShredder Pro app
* Fourth, select a secure wipe method and start the deletion process
( Fifth, do again the 2nd step.

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.

Language Support:
* English, German, Portuguese and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 4.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ProtectStar iShredder Pro 2.0.3 is $3.99 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 24, 2012, the app will be $4.99.ProtectStar
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An independent IT security provider, ProtectStar(TM) Inc. supplies SMEs, government agencies, and large corporations with comprehensive consulting and individualized solutions in domains such as process management and process optimization. The introduction of the ProtectStar(TM) AWARD quality testing program in 2004 enabled the ProtectStar(TM) testing center to achieve international recognition. The center continuously carries out extensive testing of IT security products from prominent vendors. The ProtectStar(TM) testing center’s comprehensive test reports arouse considerable interest at international trade shows and road shows, and in international professional journals. ProtectStar(TM) was the world’s first company to conduct security-risk testing and evaluation for mobile terminal devices such as cell phones and smartphones. Copyright (C) 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.

###Mariah Bears
PR Manager
United States
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