ContactCrypt 1.6 encrypts sensitive personal and business data stored in the Contacts section of the iPhone

August 25, 2009

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- iPhone users can now protect sensitive core components of their iPhone devices, including personal and business contact information. Due to the lack of inherent encryption capabilities on most iPhones and the exposed weaknesses of iPhone 3GS encryption, personal contact information can easily be accessed from a lost, stolen or compromised device.

SMobile Systems' ( ContactCrypt 1.6 is now available on the iTunes App Store. The software application is built to encrypt sensitive personal and business data including contact names, home addresses, account numbers, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other critical data stored in the Contacts section of the iPhone. While other iPhone App Store encryption applications simply provide a vault mechanism to store user passwords, ContactCrypt is the first, third-party security application on the App Store to specifically protect and encrypt core components of the iPhone operating system itself. With the recent release of iPhone encryption for 3GS devices proven to be easily bypassed by numerous security experts, the release of ContactCrypt has become all the more critical.

"The release of such a popular and innovative device like the iPhone with its superior connectivity and increased functionality makes it a prime target for loss and theft," said Neil Book, President of SMobile Systems. "ContactCrypt has been developed to help iPhone consumers keep their personal and business information safe."

"When Apple launched the App Store for iPhone, many companies focused on creating entertainment software and games, but security remains largely an afterthought," said Daniel V. Hoffman, chief technology officer, SMobile Systems. "With the recent attention iPhone vulnerabilities have received, it has become clear that third-party security expertise is needed to truly secure these devices. We are pleased that enterprise and consumer iPhone users finally have the option to augment core security components on their devices."

In conjunction with the release of ContactCrypt, SMobile's Global Threat Center has released a detailed forensic analysis of iPhone 3GS encryption and ContactCrypt. This report is available at

Contact Crypt is available via the iTunes App Store and additional sales information is available by contacting [email protected].

About SMobile

SMobile, Inc. has created the first and only complete line of products and services that securely protect mobile phones and the global wireless infrastructure from hackers, viruses, data compromise, unauthorized data theft and the effects of lost or stolen devices. The company's security applications include virus and malware detection, text message and data filtering, prevention of unwanted messages from interrupting the user, spam blocking, enterprise management, protection for mobile professionals from harmful data on open networks and data security and password-protection for content and files. SMobile is headquartered in Columbus, OH with facilities in Fort Lee, N.J., Chicago, IL, Dortmund, Germany, and Pune, India. The company is privately held.

Security Shield is a registered trademark of SMobile, Inc.

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This release is available on the KCSA Strategic Communications Web site at

Contact: Noah Milman +1-212-896-1217 [email protected]

Rachel Hoey +1-212-896-1220 [email protected] KCSA Strategic Communications

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