Screen Wipe prompts you to enter a quick swipe pattern after unlocking your Android. By interrupting your normal login just long enough for you to make a swipe gesture on the screen, it helps you remove those tell tale finger marks making it impossible for someone to copy your login at a later date. If you try and do this normally you'll end up hitting random apps or widgets on your home screen. Screen Wipe is very quick and easy and after you've wiped the screen you can carry on using your phone as normal.
You can also set options so it automatically restarts the service if you reboot your phone so your never without that extra layer of protection.
Use the flat of your thumb to draw the pattern this ensures a good Screen Wipe.
* Quickly and easily clean your screen after unlock
* Select from 4 different swipe patterns
* Auto run on boot/reboot
*NOTE: Not for tablet devices.
Protect yourself with SaniDroid. Wipe free space or delete with wiping selected files, protect your privacy and help thwart identity thieves!
SaniDroid is the correct ‘sanitize your device’ app.
What SaniDroid does: Gives you peace of mind by sanitizing and wiping clean 'free' memory of all data 'ghosts' in system memory and the Internal SD Card or selectively delete with wiping individual files - helping to thwart identity theft and protect your privacy.
What SaniDroid doesn't do: Wipe the external SD Card (coming soon, will require root).
Factory Resets or manual deletions of files, contacts, history, etc. do not completely wipe/sanitize your personal data off of your device. Merely the pointer that the operating system (OS) uses is deleted, releasing that memory space for later use. This renders the 'deleted ' data invisible to you and the OS but is still easily retrievable.
SaniDroid conforms to National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) directives for sanitizing memory. If the U.S. government conforms with and benefits from the same directives to sanitize classified information stored in memory you can too! Sanidroid performs an overwrite operation on files and 'slack space' or free space in memory and the internal SD Card..
Link to Defense Security Service http://www.dss.mil/isp/odaa/nispom06.html
If reselling your phone:
1. Factory reset
a. If your device no longer has a service connection (4G/3G) then connect via wifi for license check of Sanidroid
2. Download SaniDroid
3. Run SaniDroid
That’s it, you can safely resell your device!
Please understand that this app, and any memory clearing effort for that matter, is not fast. Any method used that performs a true memory wipe/sanitization effort cannot, by it's very nature, be performed quickly. Please be patient and keep the device plugged into a wall outlet, not your computer as your computer will want to mount the memory that the app needs to access. 2-3 minutes per gigabyte is not unusual. Newer devices will be faster and older phones with more than a GB of memory will be slower. Thank you for looking and if downloaded, please rate so I can address any issues that might crop up.
Why would you want to do this?
Well, when you delete a file on your phone, it does not actually get deleted. It get's marked by the system to pretend that the file isn't there until it gets overwritten.
If you lose your phone, or are selling your phone, the new owner may be able to recover deleted financial information, deleted personal images, cleared passwords, or ANYTHING that has ever been on your phone. If you saw it on the screen, or typed it in, or took a picture of it, there's a good chance that it is still on your phone and the bad guys know how to get it.
How does it work?
Wipe Free Space fills either the internal or external storage until it is completely full with a junk file and then deletes that. That means that everything that you have previously deleted gets overwritten and all an attacker will find when he tries to recover deleted files is the junk file generated by Wipe Free Space.
Why is it worth it?
It's only 99 cents and gives you piece of mind and security. You can sell your phone to whoever you like and won't need to worry about personal info being recoverable.
For best results, wipe internal free space first, then wipe SD free space. Many phones use a partition on the SD card and pretend that it's internal storage. Solid disk storage like SD cards and most phone storage does not act like the old hard drives in our PCs. There isn't a way to pick and choose what blocks of data to overwrite to really securely delete files. That's also the reason that defragging isn't necessary.
Unfortunately, this also means that we can't really stop a wipe and come back to it and know that we are hiding the data we want to hide. Basically, what I am saying is, MAKE SURE TO COMPLETE BOTH WIPES to the very end, one immediately after the other, before considering the files to be completely gone from your device.
Yes, that will take a while, so here is the best method of using this app...
0. Wait for a time that you won't need your phone for a few hours. Perhaps start an hour before bed so when we get to wiping SD, you can let it run overnight.
1. Go into the settings of your phone and set it to stay awake while plugged in. Then, put your phone in airplane mode so calls don't interrupt the processor intensive wipe.
2. If you are charging using a PC, make sure that SD storage sharing is DISABLED. If it is not, Wipe Free Space might not see your SD card or might not work correctly. Same goes with many apps.
3. Check Wipe Internal Free Space and then click "Go!"
4. Find something to do while the wiping process is going. If your phone has a ton of storage, this will take a LONG TIME. Wait until the process is complete. You will see the message "#### blocks of #### blocks of free space has been wiped!"
5. When you are done wiping the internal free space, check "Wipe SD Card Free Space". The other check box will uncheck for you.
6. Click "Go!" and find something to do for a while. Writing to the SD always takes longer than the internal memory unless your SD card is tiny and very fast. Wait for the process to complete and just let the phone be. You will see the same message as in step 4 when complete.
7. Turn off airplane mode and use the phone again. Or, if selling it, just leave it in airplane mode and leave it alone so no private data gets on your phone again.
Please provide feedback to the developer rather than giving a low rating so that I can fix whatever is wrong. Also feel free to suggest improvements. Thank you.
It is possible to forensically extract information from a smart phone using mobile forensic tools such as Cellebrite and XRY even after it has been deleted. This utility can help to prevent that from happening by sanitizing the free space on a phone. Similar functionality can be found on desktop machines using utilities like CCleaner, Eraser, and File Shredder. If you are afraid of the government peeking at your phone and extracting and reconstructing deleted files, this is the app that you want.
This application does not delete files or clean the cache. Use other tools such as ES File Explorer and AVG Cleaner to delete files and clean the cache. Then use this utility to sanitize the free space. The free version of this application does not sanitize database areas such as contacts, phone logs, or SMS text messages. Look for a pro version in the future that may perform a more thorough sanitization.
Although we cannot guarantee that all free space will be sanitized, this application finds all of the free space that android will give us in three primary areas where data is normally stored and overwrites it as completely as the phone will allow:
1. System - This is the protected data area shared by all applications.
2. SD Card - On some phones this is the actual SD Card and on others it is emulated SD Card space.
3. Optional SD Card - On some phones this is the actual SD Card and many other phones do not have this space. Samsung phones typically put the real external SD Card here.
To run the application:
1. Make sure that the phone has good battery/wall power.
2. Put a checkmark next to the sections of memory to sanitize.
3. Press the Start Wiping button.
4. Do not use the phone while the application is working.
The status area will indicate how the process is going.
Some have complained that after a wipe, they sometimes still see old files that were deleted using Hexamob or other similar app. In my investigation I have found that the overwhelming majority of files are overwritten but occassionally one file is left intact. This could occur if Android does not allow us to write to every free sector. Watch the statistics as it is overwriting to see if the free space count goes to 0 as it is writing.
Many SD cards rotate blocks of memory in and out of use for wear leveling. As a result, it is possible that after sanitizing memory there could be some blocks that get rotated back in to use that were never sanitized. To mitigate this possibility, run this application twice which statistically will usually hit all blocks of memory.
This application has not been tested on all phones. Please provide feedback to the developer about any problems. It has been found to work on Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4 and Victory phones, the HTC Arrive and others. System space takes several minutes to sanitize and 8GB SD Cards can take up to half an hour. If the application is aborted before it finishes, there may be large files left on the phone. If this happens, simply reboot the phone and bring the application up and it will automatically look for these files and delete them at startup.
Why need to fully wipe the data from these memory devices?
Usually removable memory cards or HDDs have many your personal or company business confidential information. Simply delete or format will not really wipe the data from the disk. Hackers can easily restore these data by some software in few clicks.
How Full Wipe works to make sure all data are fully wiped?
Normal delete or format will only mark these files to "deleted" status, the real data are still in the device. Full Wipe will re-write as much empty data as possible to overwrite the real data. Even Hackers restore the data the files are useless.
* Support full wipe different kinds of disks: SD card, micro SD card, even USB memory sticker(OTG to device);
* Will full overwrite all data in the disk media, make all data are UN-RECOVERYABLE;
* Will also create random directories to make sure all file names and directory names are overwritten;
* Can specify how many rounds to wipe the card, or even keeping wiping until manually stop;
* Have double confirm dialog before each operation, to avoid wrong operation;
Since Android 3.0, the Android system can mount internal storage memory as "External SD card". Please check from "System settings" -> "Storage" -> "Storage manager", to make sure which memory you are going to wipe.
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Until now, the established theory was that it is impossible to wipe out certain information out of smart device completely. In general case, in order to do complete wipe out, you have to cover the new data, but the system does not allow you to do that, because the system will keep trying to write new data from whole different place. BUT THIS MEANS THAT YOU CANNOT COVER UP THE OLD DATA, YOU CAN ACTUALLY DELETE THE WRITTEN DATA COMPLETELY. We have developed out technology from this idea, and we have achieved our patent.
- file browser – you can select which file to wipe out by using this function.
- search – you can search your files by category and erase it
- storage management – you can search the “unused” part of the memory and completely wipe out the “not activated part” of the memory
- Out UI is similar to general file organizer, so easy to use
- It is not “Total format” so you can choose which file to delete.
- You don’t have to initialize your phone to wipe out data.
- You can do “part initialization” by formatting the “not activated part”
- when you are trying to sell your old smart phone device
- when toy are trying to change your smart phone device
- when you are trying to erase important photos, videos, or word files,
in order to prevent the accident from the phone loss
We have tested over 20 kinds of smart phone device and it showed almost 100% percentage performance. But since this version is free version, deleted data might be able to restored. If there is any problem while you are using this application, please contact us to firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone model no. and android version. We will try our best to fix the problem.
The free version app could not wipe document formats. If you want to wipe the selected format, you should download bulldozer pro version (non free)
Two shortcuts and a function for power user is implemented (see Functions section below).
=== About permissions ===
Network communication: Full network access(INTERNET), View network connections(ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE)
- Used by advertisements (AdMob) only.
System tools: Run at startup(RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED)
- Used by the auto wipe function (experimental function) which monitors the triggers.
System tools: Prevent from sleeping(WAKE_LOCK)
- Used by the auto wipe function to make some delays (necessary to wipe) before the device goes to sleep.
Network communication: Google Play billing service(BILLING)
- Used by the donating function to disable displaying advertisements.
=== For more information, please read explanations below. ===
- Cannot work on some devices. (*1)
- Makes large non-fragmented free spaces on the memory (RAM).
- Initializes free memory space which was made by this software (cleared by 0).
- Wipes itself in rare case when you selected 'Large' policy.
(in this case, the wipe is processed.)
The recommended policy is 'Medium'.
In this case, this software notifies you to this, and you can not run this software to keep your device safe. This is the safety mechanism which I implemented.
Another effective timing of using this software is ...
- Before or after playing games.
=== Functions ===
(1) Shortcut 1
Run wipe process immediately, when you tap this shortcut.
- To create the shortcuts, press (long tap) the free space on your home screen, and select 'Shortcut'.
(2) Shortcut 2 (Quiet mode)
No-UI wipe shortcut. The notification appears on status bar only during running wipe process.
*** For power user ***
(3) You can call this app from other apps. This function behaves like (2). (indicates quiet mode)
(3-1) To use this, you need to enable "Accept external call" from menu in this app.
(3-2) Send broad cast intent to this app (cx.ath.dish.mw.action.WIPE).
[The example setting for Tasker]
Misc -> Send intent
Target: Broadcast Receiver
=== Support function ===
(4) Automatic wipe
(4-1) Enable automatic wipe via 'Preference' (from menu).
(4-2) Select trigger events.
=== Note ===
(For only OS 4.3 devices) Since android OS 4.3, the monitoring process which is used by auto wipe function is no longer hidden (because of the restrictions by OS). Indicating the notification is appear when you use the auto wipe function. This app provides some alternatives (see 'Preferences' -> 'Notification').
=== Change history ===
2012/09/15 First release (1.0.1)
2012/12/27 Improve stability and add shortcut (1.1.2)
2013/01/10 Add functions (1.1.4)
2013/02/12 Bug fix and update the library (1.1.5)
2013/04/03 Support more devices and add donating function (2.0.2)
2013/05/15 Extend functions (2.0.4)
2013/08/02 Modify for OS ver. 4.3 (2.0.5)
2013/11/15 Support more devices (2.0.6)
2013/12/10 Improve stability and modify for OS ver. 4.4.2 (2.1.1/2.1.2)
2014/01/01 Improve stability (2.1.3)
2014/01/09 Bug fix for OS ver. 4.4 (2.1.4)
It's possible to undo these changes from the app, or simply rebooting your device.
Suggestions are always welcome!
*** REQUIREMENTS ***
*** HELP ***
Make sure you have superuser (root) permissions, lastest version of Busybox, and enough free space on your device if you want to move cache into userdata. You will need at least 32MB of free space in order to create and mount new cache. (Maximum cache size will be half of the free space or 128MB)
To wipe cache data, simply press "Wipe cache" button.
Keep in mind that capacity and free space of cache could differ after wipe, because system reserve some space for other operations.
To use Tmpfs (shared RAM or SWAP memory), choose this option and press "Move cache".
To create new cache file inside device data storage, choose this option and select desired capacity and press "Move cache" button.
"Force ext4 FileSystem" option should be unchecked only if move process not work with this option checked.
If move process is successful, cache information will be updated.
To revert process, just press "Restore cache" button.
If device is rebooted, it will use original cache again.
*** WARNING ***
This application mount and unmount the /cache partition of your device.
Do not make changes or clean the cache while downloading or using other applications.
Use at your own risk.
NoUSSD will intercept all USSD codes and give you the choice to not dial them. Regular phone numbers will be sent automatically to your favorite dialer.
Please visit this test page on your device:
If it causes your device's dialer application to display *#06# then you are NOT vulnerable and there is no need to install NoUSSD.
For more information, please read:
NoUSSD requires no special permissions and is open source.
The operating system your smartphone is running may be vulnerable to USSD commands that could wipe your entire phone.
Tapping on a link to a cleverly coded web page could order you phone to reset itself to factory settings and disintegrate all your private data with it.
Any Android phone running Phone.apk v 4.1 or lower is at risk and that's the broader base of them. Install Bitdefender's USSD Wipe Stopper to protect against such attacks. Now, once you would tap on a exploiting link, Bitdefender will intercept the wipe command and ask you to decide what to do next. You may, if unsure, dismiss the USSD command.
Find out more about this security vulnerability at http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/bitdefender-wipe-stopper-prevents-remote-ussd-attack-on-androids-3657.html
or in prestigious press outlets:
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CMS combines a mobile-optimized antivirus scanner with a mobile security manager to safeguard you against viruses, unsafe apps and potentially risky settings. You can filter out annoying calls and text messages by configuring white and black contact lists or simply block messages by certain keywords. CMS also gives you "Private Space" - private calls, text messages and contacts that are for your eyes only. Anti-theft protection allows you to remotely locate, lock, take photograph of the possessor or wipe off your personal data and files if the device is mislaid or stolen.
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