7 Reasons To Buy A Faraday Bag

Faraday bags protect you from cyber crime and hacking, which are both on the rise with no sign of stopping.

faraday bag data hacking protectionSo many people are worried about being hacked and tracked, with good reason. I’ve been hacked. I don’t recommend that experience on anyone.

We are all vulnerable to cyber attacks in our home, at work, and out in public.

This is why you need to take proactive steps to prevent your personal data from being hacked.

Here are 7 reasons to buy a Faraday bag for protection. And get one right away. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be protected.

1. Secure Your Information From Hackers

Everything on your phone, tablet, and computer is vulnerable to hacking. This includes emails, files, phone numbers, photos and videos, etc. Cyber thieves can duplicate your info, take over your devices, and intercept messages and calls.

You could lose complete control of your electronics and your information.

If your passport or driver’s licence have an RFID chip in it, your personal info from these cards could also be taken, sold and duplicated.

This is why I recommend keeping your devices, specifically your smartphone in a Faraday bag. This protects you while you’re out shopping, on the bus or subway, at busy airports, on vacation, anywhere hackers are.

As long as your device is in your RF shielding pouch, it can’t be hacked.

2. Protect Your Money

Billions of dollars are lost annually to cyber hacking. Since you most likely use banking and investing apps on your phone and laptop, you’re at risk of your passwords being hacked and your money being stolen.

Your credit cards and debit cards are also at risk of RFID skimming, where someone uses a devices and is able to scan and hack your cards in your wallet, purse or hand. They money’s gone before you even know it.

Instead of spending your time and energy proving that you’ve been hacked, use a Faraday pouch for your RFID cards and your mobile phone. Use signal-blocking bags when you’re out so that this doesn’t happen to you.

3. Block Location Tracking

Even with your phone in airplane mode, GPS tracking is still activated. Your location and movement can be tracked through various apps, maps, tracking software, and by your cell manufacturer.

Since you take your iPhone with you everywhere, everything you do is tracked. Why let your location be monitored by anyone?

This data is sold for targeted advertising, can be used by stalkers and thieves, abusive partners, and larger bodies to control and monitor you.

So stick your phone into your RF shielding pocket of your backpack and block everyone from tracking your movement. Protect your privacy.

4. Prevent Car Theft

If your vehicle has wireless remote entry then you definitely want to buy a shielding key fob pouch. They’re inexpensive but so useful.

Every 43 seconds a new vehicle is stolen in the US, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Keyless theft is on the rise.

Criminals can capture and copy your key fob signal. They then extend the signal, tricking your car into thinking your fob is near it. They can do it in 2 minutes. Right outside your home.

The easiest way to avoid your vehicle being stolen is to use a signal-shielding pouch or bag, preventing your keys from sending out a signal to be intercepted.

In your home you can also use an RF box that you store your keys in once your home that will keep your car safe.

5. Shield Yourself From EMFs

Your phone and other electronics give off a type of radiation called Electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation.

Although some people will tell you it’s harmless, there’s conflicting research on this with a lot of people believing (and a lot of studies showing) that it has both short term and longterm effects on your health.

The closer your device is to you, the more harmful it can be. Shielding bags block signals to and from your devices, protecting you from EMFs emitted by your phone, which you carry close to your body even when not using it.

6. Protect Electronics From an EMP Attack

If a natural or man-made Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) were to hit anywhere near you, your electronics would be destroyed. There’s a reason the government and large corporations have created EMP task forces and invested millions in protecting their assets.

Faraday bags protect your electronic devices from EMP attacks. Anything inside your bag will be safe from the quick but intense pulse weapon.

This kind of weapon can wipe out power grids, the internet, communications, creating chaos for emergency responders, the hospital, water and sewage plants, and businesses.

Storing your electronics in RF shielding cages and bags will protect you if and when an EMP attack occurs.
What Should I Keep in my Faraday Cage: Preparing for an EMP

It’s a great idea to store some of the following in your cages, cases, and bags.

  • Back up phone and charger
  • Back up power source (an inverter or generator)
  • Medical equipment (like oxygen and heart monitor)
  • LED Flashlights and lightbulbs
  • Ham Radios and short wave radio, walkie talkies
  • Spare laptop, digital camera,
  • Hard drives, USB sticks
  • Calculators, headphones, digital watch and clock
  • Solar battery charger

7. Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

If your device connects to the internet or sends out signals, it could be hacked. You don’t go anywhere without your cell phone so you’re at risk everywhere you go, even in your home.

Cybercrime is on the rise and is expected to grow 15% per year over the next five years.

Faraday bags are simple to use and will protect you from a large percentage of cybercrime and hackers. Just keep your electronics inside them and signals can’t be sent out and intercepted or hacked by criminals.

It’s such a simple and inexpensive way to protect yourself and prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

Alarming Cybercrime Statistics

  • In 2020, the FBI received over 15,000 internet crime complaints (FBI, 2020)
  • Approximately 2200 cyberattacks occur every day (Norton 2020)
    47% of cyber victims lose money from a cybercrime (Norton, 2021)
  • 70% of online fraud is done through mobile platforms (RSA, 2019)
  • More than 75% of cyberattacks begin with an email (RoundRobin, 2020)
  • Phishing is one of the biggest causes of data breaches (Verizon, 2022)
  • 55 million people were victims of identity theft in the last year (Norton, 2021)
  • Cybercrime is more profitable than being a drug dealer (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2018)
  • The location data industry is worth an estimated $12 billion (Market Analysis Report, 2018)

Protect Yourself with the Best Faraday Bags

When you buy a shielding bag, make sure you choose a high quality reputable brand. These bags have been lab tested and come with warranties and are going to last you a long time.

Since you’re taking steps to protect yourself, make sure your bag is going to work effectively by choosing a quality product. 

I’ve made recommendations here for the best options for different sized bags.