PortableApps.com hacked?

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  1. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    Just saw this on Chrome @ 2:50 pm EST. Anyone else seeing this?
     

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    Hi HAN,

    Yeah, I saw that using Firefox and wound up seeing this:
     

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    I'm seeing this too. I ignored it and went to the site, looks normal. I didn't download anything though
     
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    I've just seen this warning in Firefox now at 20:27 GMT. The site seemed fine earlier this morning when I checked to see if SeaMonkey had been updated. It makes me want to scan my portables again now.

    WWW.isup.me/

    says:

    It's just you. http://portableapps.com is up.

    Check another site?
     
  5. HAN

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    Of course I can't say any of the downloads are (or aren't) safe, but aren't they hosted on SourceForge? It seems ok. Just portableapps.com is the issue for me at this point.

    EDIT

    I emailed John Haller via his personal website to let him know about this (although I can't imagine he doesn't know!)
     
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    He knows; it's been reported in the PortableApps forum earlier and he has already responded.
     
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    Is everyone getting that page in Firefox? I'm not getting it in Chrome or SeaMonkey. Could be a Firefox glitch.
     
  8. mrpink

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    You're right about that

    I see it on Chrome
     
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    Yes I do now, I tried to open the Portable Apps forum page in Chrome & I got the warning. Does anyone have any more information, is it a genuine hack or just some gremlins?
     
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    John T. Haller's response in their forum

     
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    OK thanks for the information mrpink. :thumb:
     
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    Anytime!
     
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    Thanks.
     
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  14. TheMozart

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    portableapps hacked?

    Whenever I try to visit portableapps website I get this.

    Reported Attack Page!

    This web page at portableapps.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
    Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

    Anyone else?
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    Re: portableapps hacked?

    Yep, I have the same page.

    If you go directly to portableapps.com you get SafeBrowsing alert but you can go around it.
     
  16. TheMozart

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    IE won't let me visit portableapps saying it's DANGEROUS WEBSITE!

    And Firefox warns me about the website.

    Has it been hacked?
     
  17. Hungry Man

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    IE doesn't use SafeBrowsing so yes, it probably has been. It may have already been resolved but it's still blacklisted.

    Either way I'd leave the site alone for a day.
     
  18. TheMozart

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    Can portableaPPS ever be trusted again? That's the question.:blink:
     
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    Of course. Few major sites never got hacked.

    Also, from what I understood, nothing happened at all besides an "attempt".
     
  20. Daveski17

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    Yes, nicely explained here.
     
  21. TheMozart

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    That's what has been told, but it may be a cover up to try to protect their credibility.

    Nobody likes to admit their website has been hacked, so many would claim it was just an "attempt". But the proof is in the pudding, and IE, firefox etc show that it's blocked for a reason.
     
  22. guest

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    What proof besides an alarm? Show one infected file.
     
  23. Daveski17

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    Or the fact that the pudding is fine & Google Safe Browsing hasn't got around to amending its page yet.
     
  24. TheMozart

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    I just tried again to visit website and got this warning:

    Safe Browsing
    Diagnostic page for portableapps.com

    What is the current listing status for portableapps.com?

    Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.
     
  25. guest

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    Just wow. Why are you insisting in reporting again and again this non-issue/false positive?

    Everything was already explained: the admin of PA submitted the site to a reanalysis ("Google has been notified and a review has been requested to remove the warning.").

    Go read the discussion on the PA Forum: http://portableapps.com/node/30962
     
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