Securely Erase All Traces of Deleted Data – iShredder 2 Pro for iPhone

[] Miami, Florida – ProtectStar today is pleased to release iShredder 2 Pro 2.0.9 for iPhone and iPod touch, 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 employs algorithms that are certified by military/intelligence security experts to irretrievably erase files. 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 and 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 or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 and 6 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 4.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ProtectStar iShredder 2 Pro 2.0.9 is $3.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Optional, in-app purchases are available for $0.99 each. Review copies are available on request.ProtectStar
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Based in Miami, Florida, ProtectStar, Inc. was founded by Christopher Bohn in 2004. Their aim is to protect the users of tomorrow against unauthorized data access today. 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. Copyright (C) 2004-2013 ProtectStar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Mariah Bears
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