The Mission Darkness™ Forensic Crack Cabinet system solves multiple problems for forensics investigators and labs. To effectively access and recover data from cell phones and tablets, the latest forensic tools require devices to stay live up to the point of password/passcode unlocking and data extraction. It often takes months for passcodes to be "cracked" or for device analysis to occur. This cabinet keeps devices charged, cooled, physically organized, and securely locked throughout this pre-analysis waiting stage and thereafter. The charging feature is designed to prevent lockout mode, reduce the amount of time needed to break a passcode, and keep the device charged while high-powered processing occurs, enabling the maximum amount of data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, Magnet, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.
The cabinet is constructed with a durable frame and transparent acrylic walls and shelves, which allow the user to clearly view contents inside and device screens. It includes fully equipped compartments with all necessary charging components to charge up to 18 or 30 devices at the same time (charging capacity depends on the product variation selected). The compartments are spacious enough to store multiple devices, plus associated paperwork/case files. Each high-quality cable set includes USB A-male to A-female extension cables plus a variety of popular cable tips: lightning, micro USB, and USB-C. Easily change cable tips inside the compartment to connect to the compatible device. Each shelf compartment can accommodate multiple devices and cable sets; the user can rearrange cables however necessary to fit various sized devices. Unused cables can be stored in the bottom accessory compartment. A Noctua fan cooling system consists of eight NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM fans lining both side walls plus a NA-FC1 controller to equalize airflow and device temperature (to prevent overheating from high-power processor speeds).
The complete system ensures that device organization, visibility, and power are never compromised, providing a seamless process for forensic investigators. Read the blog post to learn how the cabinet is used to enhance efficiency and why it's the preferred mobile device charging cabinet for digital forensics.