Pleasant Grove, UT (PressExposure) May 23, 2011 -- Paraben Corporation (http://www.paraben.com/), a leader in the digital forensics industry, announces the release of tracking history for its iPhone consumer forensic tool the iRecovery Stick. This new feature takes advantage of the iPhone's location tracking data that is saved on every iPhone below firmware 4.3.3. The iRecovery Stick downloads these tracking points from your iPhone and displays them in Google Earth as well as gives you the details in a spreadsheet. The iRecovery Stick also recovers deleted text messages, contacts, notes, and calendar items as well as other user data such as pictures and call logs. Investigators have been using this type of data for years to track cheating spouses, prosecute criminal cases, or to protect corporations from data loss and help with human resource issues.
"This data has been available to professionals in the field of forensics for years," said Amber Schroader, CEO of Paraben Corporation. "We've now given that ability to concerned parents, employers, and private investigators in an affordable, easy-to-use tool to get the same information." The iRecovery Stick is based on Paraben's cell phone forensic software and can recover deleted text messages and more from iPhones and iPads as well as the tracking history.
Apple was recently criticized for making location tracking a part of the iPhone backup. Although the data is still available on the phone, it is no longer a part of the backup in iOS v4.3.3. This means the iRecovery Stick will only recover tracking locations for phones running earlier versions. Paraben recently released a similar product for Google Android phones. The Phone Recovery Stick recovers deleted data from Android phones. Androids do not include location points as part of the backup, so the Phone Recovery Stick does not support location tracking for Androids. Paraben plans on releasing deleted data products the most popular phones available.