One of our biggest reasons we promote the use of Faraday bags and sleeves for your mobile devices, is that they aren't actually "off."
It has been shown that in more modern devices, that laptops are still active when you put them to sleep, and phones can still be tracked while they're off. It is this last feature that led this recent discovery.
It is said to have only been done in a research lab, but if they've done it so has someone on the other side.
This attack uses the "Low-Power Mode" functions such as the Bluetooth chip, RFID/NFC capabilities, and UWB chip to access the phone when it's off. This design allow these chips access to your phone as a "safety" feature, but clearly can be used for malicious reasons as well.
These were deemed as a safety feature so that you might be able to use "find my iPhone" or your phone as a car key even if your phone was off or dead. However, the constant on functionality of these chips introduce a larger number of threats.
For one, we constantly mention how trackable you are and how just turning your phone off is not a solution, especially since you can no longer take your battery out.
The researchers say that at the moment that the attackers would still have to exploit the Bluetooth capabilities and find a way to access the rest of the device.
It is our opinion, that if someone has already gotten this far, they could probably go that extra step and access your devices information.
If at this point your still thinking, why does this matter?
To that I ask, "Do you travel? Do you take the subway? Do you go to crowded coffee shops?" etc.
In other words, the reality of this attack mean that if you frequent well-trafficked areas, your device could be susceptible to one of these attacks in the future.
We already advocate using a Faraday Sleeve when traveling due to tracking reasons, as this will block any ingoing our outgoing signals regardless if your device is on.
Our latest Pacsafe® x SLNT® Anti-Theft Collection adds Faraday functionality to a well designed form to fit in in any situation from the airport to the coffee shop and finally to the office.
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Music is a necessity for me. My i-pod needs protection also, as my info is on it as well as my music. This sleeve fits it perfect.
I had to upgrade my phone and was extremely concerned with the 5G capabilities. This bag completely blocks ALL signals. I place my phone in my bag when I go to bed at night! Would 100% not only purchase again, but would purchase for friends/family, too! 5 stars!!
Perfect for blocking signals and also a day on the boat. 10/10 definitely recommend.
A must have for anyone whom privacy is important 5 star product
Thank you guys for supporting the fight for our right to privacy and combating mass surve.. Keep up the good work, the bag is amazing quality and I love the privacy stickers. Thanks a lot SLNT
I bought 4 Faraday Silent Pockets after reading about car fob venerability. I feel must more secure now. Get yours today to stop thieves from duplicating your fob’s signal anywhere!
I absolutely love my backpack I purchased… we need to protect our privacy now more than ever. I don’t travel without this & neither should you 😎
This is definitely a great bag for your phone. It sure seems to block everything I have tried to throw at it. Will be purchasing more!
Seems to work as expected. Hope to never do a hard test. Feel my backups are now well protected.
I purchased the SLNT pocket that an iphone 11 with an Otter Box fits in. The quality of the finished product is HIGH. I'm not addicted to my phone, so this allows me to place the phone in the pocket before traveling about daily without dropping digital crumbs along the way that could be used to reverse engineer my personal movements, locations and destinations with greater ease. I value my privacy due it being a fundamental human right despite what any judge or agency claims to the contrary.
I was very pleased to realize that this particular SLNT fits into my back pants pocket!!! The width is 'just right'. Now that's attention to detail. This is my 3rd SLNT and I recommend them to a lot of folks. Most have never heard of such a product, let alone the reason to have one and use it.
To anyone considering these products, as others have said, just get it! We live in an age where we need it. Location tracking is digital stalking. I really appreciate that some dirtbag won't be able to pull info out of my device either. Thank You SLNT, nice job.
Excellent quality, handsome, fit well, I like them and use them. Good to have protection.
Live in a condominium area. Thank you for giving me back my privacy!!
My laptop is now waterproof, padded and protected from solar flares, EMP's, hackers and trackers.
And it looks good too
4-5 starts.... well made, great function ...not only do I feel like I've helped secure my privacy but when I place the phone in the pocket I am able to disconnect from tech and have quiet private time with less stress and fewer distractions. Psychologically its been a great aid to me.
The Silent Pocket is a fantastic accessory, I am sleeping better with lack of EMF in the room and knowing that my privacy is literally in my hands.
Shipping took very little time, very happy!