The Mission Darkness™ BlockBox Touch Multiport is the most versatile, light-weight analysis enclosure in the BlockBox forensics series. The product consists of a spacious faraday chamber with a built-in multifunctional shielded filter including two USB ports, one RJ45 ethernet port, and one AC power port. Additional components include a double layer conductive glove, large transparent window, branding/evidence card pocket, unique serial number, and LED light strip. The combined features allows an operator to connect multiple electronic devices inside the faraday chamber to a local network internally, as well as connect to a charging source, computer, or data extraction tool externally. The primarily use is for forensic investigators to conduct triage and analysis on seized devices (such as cell phones and tablets), while remaining shielded from RF signals. Being able to keep devices charged indefinitely prevents lockout mode and reduces the amount of time needed to break a passcode, enabling the maximum amount of data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc. Alternative uses relate to mobile device testing, since the product can be used to create an isolated and controlled environment.
The interior faraday chamber includes padded side walls and two layers of high-shielding TitanRF™ Faraday Fabric on all sides with dual paired seam construction. The faraday chamber will block all wireless signals including WiFi (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth, cell signals including 5G networks, GPS, RFID, NFC, and radio signals with 60dB-80dB average attenuation from low MHz to 5GHz spectrum. The exterior is built with water-resistant ballistic nylon outer material to ensure that devices and faraday fabric stay protected.
The faraday chamber uses a NeoLok™ closure system, allowing an operator to effortlessly close the faraday chamber by way of a double roll and strong neodymium magnetic seal holding the roll in place. A quick-snap strap over the roll provides extra security, which is especially useful if transporting shielded devices inside to various locations, such as from the collection site to the lab. The magnetic closure increases the product's overall longevity, compared to faraday enclosures built with Velcro which can damage gloves and wear out with frequent use due to "hard pulling" on the closure area.
The BlockBox Touch Multiport is easy to use, extremely high-shielding, and large enough to accommodate a variety of midsize electronics and accompanying accessories. The kit includes corresponding cables (two USB A male to A male cables, one AC power cable, and one right angle AC adapter), plus a removable signal-dampening foam block, which provides a platform to take photos of devices, as well as additional shielding in high-signal strength environments.