Erasing Mobile Phone Data
Our mobile device data erasure software solution ensures that any handsets or tablets with confidential information attached, is wiped clear as quickly and effectively as possible.
It means that all data is permanently
removed from that device.
Erasing mobile device data is an excellent way to protect customer data and avoid any unnecessary destruction or re-procurement costs. Not only that, but erasing mobile device data also allows recycler companies to redistribute used handsets quickly and effectively, safe in the knowledge that all previous data has been destroyed.
Blackbelt Smartphone Defence Support devices at OS Level for data erasure
- OS – Apple iOS
- Version Supported – iOS 1
Please note these standards have been created for data sanitisation on magnetic drives, at present there are no defined standards for Mobile devices.
Blackbelt’s DataWipe service for mobile devices provides the capability to process devices in a multi-pass process to an extent that would exceed the equivalent US NIST Special Publication 800-88 and US DoD 5220.22-M standards for clearing data from a device.
The BlackBelt Data wipe software allows admin-controlled configuration to set number of wipes, to ensure the data wipe process can be configured to meet customer required standards. All overwritten sectors are verified.
Blackbelt uses propriety methods for different operating systems, a typical wipe would follow the below process.
OS Apple iOS
Wipe Method Available
- Encryption – The ISPW file is overwritten on the device
- Standard – Factory Reset
Blackbelt Device Information
Blackbelt will collate device information including Make, Model, IMEI, Serial and OS Information, also external information using 3rd party APIs including FMIP status and carrier information where available.
BlackBelt offer both standard and secure wipe, when secure is selected the software will overwrite the storage on the device using a bespoke algorithm to ensure that data is not recoverable using specialist software to rebuild user data.
iOS Secure Wipe
The method Blackbelt uses to perform a secure wipe is by overwriting the existing iOS software on the device by replacing the ispw file, completely a factory reset and rebooting the device to the “hello” screen
iOS Standard Wipe
The method Blackbelt uses to perform standard wipe is to trigger the internal factory reset function, after the device has completed the factory reset the device will reboot to the “hello” screen
The BlackBelt Data wipe software allows admin-controlled configuration to set number of wipes, to ensure the data wipe process can be configured to meet customer required standards.
Manufacturer Factory Reset
As part of the Data wipe process BlackBelt will always perform a manufacturer factory reset to put the device into an out of box state.
Device Reset Check
To ensure the device is left in a factory reset state, BlackBelt perform a device reset check to complete the process, this ensures the device is left in an out of box state and removes the risk of a false positive response.
Mobile Wipe Certificate
BlackBelt collects device and process data during the wipe transaction to record to the customer dashboard, from the dashboard the user can output the collected data to a csv file or produce a PDF certificate of the completion of wipe, a XML output is also available so the customer can input directly into host systems. The XML output can be stored to a user defined location. Blackbelt also provides data transfer via API and report push methods.
Blackbelt has had its software and processes independently validated by ADISA through there product assurance testing.
Product Claims Test (PCT) service is the entry level whereby a claim is made about the sanitisation capabilities of a software or hardware device. The claim is then scientifically evaluated to be true or false.