Caution: Data erased using the shredder CANNOT be recovered by any means.
Data Shredding Standards
Shreddit implements the standards of data sanitization techniques which have been developed after decades of research. Below is the list of key data shredding standards used by the tool (we do not claim to have invented these standards; we just have implemented them in our data shredding tool for you).
- British HMG IS5 (3 pass)
- US DoD 5220.22 (3 pass)
- German VSITR (7 pass)
- Russian GOST P50739 (2 pass)
- NIST 800-88 (2 pass)
- Zero Filler
- One Filler (Secure Erase)
- Random Filler (Pseudo Random Numbers)
File Explorer Integration
Though this tool has its own light weight file explorer for providing easy access to your gallery and personal data, it also provides strong integration with your device's built in file manager (OR any third party file manager). Like for instance on ES File Explorer select one or multiple files and go to Share > Shreddit, the app will take all those files as input and shreds them.
Media Files Preview (Gallery Integration)
The app provides preview of media files to give you better insight about content you want to secure erase. You can use the app with your favorite photo manager, like with Google Photo. Just select one or multiple images/videos and send to the shredder to erase them permanently.
It shreds the media file (video or image) from the gallery completely, you might see the image thumbnail in your gallery. Don’t worry all the content of the specified media file has gone, just re-scan your media to sync thumbnails with media content.
To erase external sdcard on device having KitKat (Android 4.4) or later version super user rights are required i.e. your device should be rooted.