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Disklabs shows off new Faraday Wallet


Protect your contactless cards

Disklabs, the UK based industry leaders in data recovery, digital forensics and data erasure, showed off its latest Faraday-enabled product today.

Faraday wallet to protect your contactless cadThe new Faraday Wallet sits alongside a range of Faraday computer and mobile phone bags that block external static electrical fields and signals to protect against external tampering.

Disklabs’ Simon Steggles believes that the product is coming to market not a moment too soon:

“The growth in contactless credit and debit cards will encourage the fraudsters to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the way these cards work.

Our Faraday Wallet uses the same materials as our other shielding products to stop hackers accessing the radio signals emitted from the cards.”

Prototypes of the wallet are out with Disklabs’ distributor network for evaluation.  The company will be reviewing their feedback prior to a full product launch.

Take a look at our full range of Faraday Bags on the website and discover all the ways that Disklabs can help you protect your data.

If you need assistance or you want to discuss your requirements call +44(0)1827 50000 today or use our contact form.


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Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No. 7


Data Recovery Hit Parade

Number 7 in Disklabs countdown of odd request for data recovery from computer disks.

“A bit of oil got spilled on it”

In this case the description “a bit of oil” was somewhat wide of the mark.  The customer’s laptop was was being used on an oil rig.  “A bit of oil” turned out to be 120 barrels of finest North Sea crude.

Although it was a messy job the oil was less contaminative than some other fluids that we have dealt and we were able to recover all of the data on the machine.

So if you too have “spilled a bit of something” on a laptop, tablet or phone we’ll be able to help.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form to let us know your requirements.


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What is Cell Site Analysis?


Location and movement of mobile phones

forensic cell site analysis for defence solicitorsCell Site Analysis is a legally accepted process which identifies the location and movement of a mobile phone over a period time.

The Cell Site Analysis process cross-references of historic call records (including voice, SMS and multimedia messaging) with readings from the cell site masts that transmit and receive mobile communications signals.

Investigators can review Call Data Records (CDR) from the mobile telecommunications providers and carry out ‘field strength surveys’. Surveys are required because of variations in signal strength at particular locations caused by distance from a Cell Site or interference from structures or local topography.

Cell Site Analysis allows forensic investigators to;

• Identify specific locations in which individual and multiple mobile phone have been used.

• Track changes in physical location and identify a time line of use or non-use.

• Identify electronic contact between different mobile devices – content, time and location based.

The evidence gathered from the Cell Site Analysis can be further correlated with other outputs from the digital forensics process related to specific content such as computer files or CCTV footage, or to digital “meta data”.

In the context of an investigation Cell Site Analysis can:

• Test the validity of alibis.

• Show proximity to a crime scene.

• Determine if individuals in a case have been in contact or proximity.

• Identify patterns of movement by suspects and victims.

Disklabs provides Cell Site Analysis services to criminal defence solicitors, law enforcement agencies and corporations. We have the expert forensic capability to extract and analyse data and the communications skills to create easy-to-follow reports.

Visit our website for further details on Disklabs’ Cell Site Analysis capability as well as our wider set of digital forensics services or get in contact. Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form to let us know your requirements.