Over the past few days, Wikileaks posted a series of documents purported to be from the CIA in a dump of files dubbed "Vault 7". Within those documents are references to a project called "Fine Dining" which details how a field agent can alter their own software on a portable device to include additional functionality to enable spying and other covert activities while appearing innocuous to those who happen to see the agent using their portable software.
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PeaZip Portable 6.1.0 has been released. PeaZip Portable is an easy to use PeaZip file archiver with support for 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR files and more packaged as a portable app. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.
The PortableApps.com® Carbide™: The Safest, Most Secure USB Flash Drive on Earth, now has a new, lower price. The 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB sizes are all less expensive than before because the costs for us have gone down. And if you buy one
this week the next two weeks with our special discount codes, you can save a whole $65 off the old price of the 32GB drive. For the unfamiliar, it's got military-grade hardware encryption compatible with every operating system. It's water, shock, dust and tamper-resistant. It comes with a full FIVE years of commercial USB antivirus protection. It has an industry-leading 5 year warranty. It comes with the PortableApps.com Platform pre-installed so you can take your favorite software with you. Optional laser-etching of your name, URL or phrase is included in the price. And there's a hassle-free 30-day return policy for non-custom drives. The PortableApps.com Carbide is available at WorldsBestFlashDrive.com.
McAfee Stinger has been removed from the Portable App Directory due to malware-like behavior. Running the current releases of McAfee Stinger on any Windows PC will automatically install the 'McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service' (mfevtps.exe) to the local machine without a prominent notice to the user. There is a reference to it only buried in the EULA. Once installed, these files are exceedingly difficult to remove.
PortableApps.com will be re-releasing a handful of apps released within the past few weeks due to bugs within Windows XP and Windows Vista's code signing certificate handling. These apps will be posted over the next few days with the standard announcements and automatic updating via the PortableApps.com Platform. They'll happen with either new releases of apps that have new versions available or revisions (example: Rev 2) of existing releases. We're including a technical explanation of the issues below to help others that may come across this issue.
We have partially completed the Drupal 7 upgrade over the past 7 hours. We began working on it off hours on a Monday night at 10pm New York time, our slowest time of the week when standard support staff is available. The basic site is now available for use so users can continue to download software and use the forums.
Please note that some site functionality will be temporarily unavailable or partially functional:
UPDATE: We're Back! - Get the details on the website upgrade process.
The PortableApps.com website will be offline tonight, March 9th, 2015, beginning at approximately 9pm New York time. We will be performing some scheduled maintenance and site upgrades. It is estimated that the work will take 1 to 2 hours but may take longer if any issues not encountered in our test work are encountered.
The Colorful, Fast, Personalized PortableApps.com Companion USB Flash Drive Now Available in 64GB, Other Sizes Discounted
PortableApps.com is happy to announce a larger size and lower prices for the The PortableApps.com® Companion™. Now, the fast, customized flash drive is available for up to 1/3 off last year's prices and comes in a new 64GB size. We've partnered with CustomUSB, a world leader in custom flash drive manufacturing, to produce the type of flash drive we've always wanted for ourselves. It's durable. Fast. Personalized with your name (or anything else you'd like). Affordable. And backed by a lifetime warranty. The PortableApps.com Companion is a customizable USB 3.0 drive available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes, and in 4 colors, starting at under $30. And the new 64GB drive is under $60. It comes with the PortableApps.com Platform pre-installed so you can take your favorite software with you. Laser-etching of your name, URL or phrase is included in the price. And there's a hassle-free 30-day return policy. The PortableApps.com Companion is available in the CustomUSB online store.
Over this past week, we finished our infrastructure upgrade to serve you better and we thought you should know! PortableApps.com had been running on older dedicated hardware for a while and we were due for an upgrade. Our new infrastructure means a faster, more reliable experience for all PortableApps.com fans!
You can now support PortableApps.com every day just by using your browser. Just set start.portableapps.com as your homepage and you'll be supporting PortableApps.com. It's powered by Google, so you'll get the same great search results you're used to.