Sunday, June 29, 2008

Reasons to feel better about the iPhone: secure wipe

Yes, it should have been part of the initial release, but it's coming with iPhone 2. It increases my trust in the iPhone ecosystem. Now if they'd do "cut and paste" and "full data search" and a few more things ...
AppleInsider | Secure data wipe built into iPhone Software v2.0: "People familiar with the beta versions of iPhone Software v2.0 say the upcoming release will employ a more foolproof method of erasing all personal data and settings from an iPhone. As is the case with the existing version of iPhone software, the function will be accessible by selecting Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.

Unlike today's iPhone software, however, the revised function will wipe data in similar fashion to the 'Secure Empty Trash' function of Mac OS X, by which all data is deleted, unlinked, and then overwritten several times to make it irretrievable by even the savviest of recovery tools."

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