With the ever growing amount of internet connected devices we carry on our person every day, our sensitive and personal data is at risk. That is why the use of a Faraday bag is so important - because it blocks ALL signals to and from your wireless device.
We at Silent Pocket also know that these same types of wireless devices we’re bringing along with us everywhere we go are also sensitive to water, so it made perfect sense for us to develop a Faraday cage bag that also doubles as a waterproof travel bag for use with law enforcement, military, or any other area of need that requires the use of a Faraday cage dry bag.
There are no other products like them on the market today!
A Faraday cage works the way it does because it will typically have a metallic enclosure that completes a circuit by conducting these electric frequencies around the outside of said enclosure.
It terms of our products, they use an embedded, proprietary metallic fabric blend that is engineered together precisely in such a way that it forms a complete circuit around your phone, tablet, or laptop.
Once you drop your device in our waterproof Faraday bag, roll it down at least 3 times, and snap the buckle together, it is as good as turned off with the battery taken out; and now you have the added benefit of it being waterproof.
That’s a great question.
The waterproof part seems to be pretty self-explanatory, but why you need to use a Faraday bag specifically comes down to the types of ways our wireless devices can be hacked these days:
1.) Smart phones can be hacked without your knowledge. A good rule of thumb is anything that is connected to the internet can be hacked, and your cell phone is certainly on that list. Connecting to an unsecured WiFi without your knowledge and phishing are the two most common.
2.) Skimming passport data is extremely easy. Anything with an RFID chip is vulnerable to attack, and the personal information on your passport is no exception. A skimming machine can lift (read: steal) that data from several feet away without you ever knowing it has occurred. This is most often used as the start of stealing someone’s identity.
3.) Hackers can break into almost any office with electronics bought on Amazon. Using gear bought on Amazon, hackers can clone your office access badge from 3 feet away within seconds, and once again, you’ll never know it happened - until your office is cleaned out, that is.
4.) The RFID chips on credit and debit cards are also easily skimmed remotely. In nearly the exact same fashion as skimming of office access badges and passports, the RFID chip on our credit and debit cards can also be skimmed remotely and also without your knowledge.
We’re happy you asked that question as well!
As mentioned already, Silent Pocket’s Faraday dry bags are the only dry bags on the market today that utilize a Faraday cage. This means that as soon as you drop your wireless device into it, ALL wireless signals to and from the device are cut off in a matter of a few seconds.
Simply place the device inside, roll it down at least 3 times, and then use the buckle to snap it securely in place.
Our Faraday dry bags use the most advanced shielding material available today. Sure, there are many types of metallic shielding material, and as the old saying goes, you will definitely get what you pay for there. Cheaper fabric will not block signals as well, it tarnishes, and the fibers themselves break easily. What this will mean for you is that over time, a cheaper shielding material will start to break down, and will eventually allow signal leakage. If the fibers break, then the circuit cannot be completed and this renders the Faraday cage useless.
Our seams utilize a welding technology that chemically bonds the edges together, providing a waterproof seal that cannot be matched. You will not have to worry about water leakage and it ruining your device(s).
If you need a waterproof Faraday dry bag and do not have one, you're gonna have a bad time - SO BUY NOW!