IShredder

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iShredder
Developer(s)Protectstar Inc.
Initial release2011
Engine
    Operating systemWindows, Windows Server, macOS, iOS, Android
    Available inEnglish
    German
    TypeUtility software
    LicenseFreemium
    Websitewww.protectstar.com/en/ishredder-overview

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    iShredder is a deletion software, which erases data permanently in iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.

    History[edit]

    Established in 2004, the U.S. company Protectstar Inc. tests and develops security and risk reduction software in computers and mobile devices.[1][2]

    In 2006 they created Data Shredder, a software for secure data deletion in Windows.[3] In 2011 the company launched iShredder for iPhone, iPad and iPod[4], based in the technologies of Data Shredder for Windows. A Chinese version was introduced in 2012.[5]

    In 2016 the first version for Mac OS was available.[4]

    In 2017, version 6 of iShredder was released for Android[6], also new versions for Windows,[7] Windows Server, iOS[8] and Mac OS[9]; the same year Protectstar launched an Enterprise Edition, and a Military version for Mac and Windows, which contains military deletion algorithms.[10][11][12]

    Overview[edit]

    iShredder uses data shredding techniques and deletion algorithms that securely delete data and/or wipe the empty free disk space, making it impossible to recover deleted data on the device.[2][13][14]

    It uses certified algorithms, depending on the edition: DoD 5220.22-M E, US Air Force (AFSSI-5020), US Army AR380-19, BSI/VS-ITR TL-03423 Standard, BSI-2011-VS, CSEC ITSG-06, NATO Standard, Gutmann, HMG InfoSec No.5, DoD 5220.22 SS.[10]

    Last versions:

    • iShredder 6 for Android[6]
    • iShredder 7 for Windows and Windows Server[7]
    • iShredder iOS 3
    • iShredder Mac 2[15]

    All versions have a standard free alternative and others with a cost (Pro, Enterprise and Military, depending on the version).[2]

    The software is featured in articles on smartphone security.[16][17][18]

    References[edit]

    1. "Norton Internet Security 2009 Bests 13 Security Suites in Protectstar Review". www.symantec.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "iShredder Review: Erasing Data Before Getting Rid of Old Mac". Mac Spy Aware Reviews. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    3. Ilascu, Ionut. "Professional Data Shredding Utility". softpedia. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    4. 4.0 4.1 "About Us". www.protectstar.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    5. "iShredder China | iPhone app | App Decide". www.appdecide.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    6. 6.0 6.1 "Secure Erase with iShredder 6". Download.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    7. 7.0 7.1 "Download iShredder 7 7.0.18.06.14". softpedia. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    8. "iShredder Claims To Shred Your iPhone or iPad's Data". Cult of Mac. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
    9. "iShredder Mac for Mac | MacUpdate". MacUpdate.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    10. 10.0 10.1 "ProtectStar debuts Data Shredder for Mac 2017 | MacTech.com". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    11. "iShredder 5 Military Edition". Download.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    12. May 30, ProtectStar Incorporated |; 2017. "iShredder 5 Military Edition Download". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
    13. "iShredder Review: Erasing Data Before Getting Rid of Old Mac". Mac Spy Aware Reviews. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    14. "iShredder Review & Best Alternative to iShredder for iOS 13". www.imyfone.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    15. "iShredder Mac 2.0.10 is fully compatible with Mojave | MacTech.com". Retrieved 2019-04-21.
    16. Saltzman, Marc. "How to properly wipe your smartphone's data". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    17. GCS, Reliance (2019-03-05). "Smartphone Security For The Privacy Paranoid". Medium. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
    18. "So löschen Sie den Android-Speicher richtig". www.t-online.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2019-08-26.

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