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There are two versions of PortableVPN:

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I am thinking that you could also perhaps make a "Portable" VMWare image that you could use in the same fashion. Use Streaming Channels Everywhere Betternet lets you access different music and movie channels everywhere even when you are traveling. I have no experience with Shadow Defender. Discussion in ' privacy technology ' started by taleblou , Mar 10, August 6, - 5:

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Platform 16 Beta 1 Sep 5, LameXP Aug 27, Over million app downloads. Where can I download such portable VPN? Is there anything special needed in regards to running the portable vpn as opposed to regular VPN's anchorfree, packetix, ultravpn that I used before that I use when I take my lap with me.

Secondly, though, what you are effectively doing, is plugging the completely unknown, potentially malware-infested PC that you sit down at directy into your corporate network, bypassing some or all of the firewalling that usually keeps it safe. As the sysadmin here, there is no way I would allow my users to do that. If they need that level of access, they take their laptop with them. Hi, the easiest and most secure way to access your company network is logmein secure. This is like working via terminal server directly on your PC in the company.

Connection is encrypted and secure. No need for an VPN. Thank you for your answer. I think I can get administrator access at most hotels I usually stay in. I would prefer a simple portable VPN, that would work without messing with settings. Just start and go thing. The USB is only used for the duration of the trip, I can scan it with antivirus, antimalware Where can I find the latest version?

Would it be better if I use regular VPN such as shield, packetix, ultra My initial questions are still not answered. I think that the reason noone has answered is that very few people do this, and they don't know of any downloads. Also, I think you misunderstood what I was saying about a security issue.

It isn't that your flash drive is plugged into an unknown and possibly infected computer, which you could then scan carefully. It is that you are effectively plugging that unknown and possibly infected computer straight into your base network, behind the firewall. I will not be synchronizing while traveling with a flash drive. I just want to be able to answer emails, acess files and browse the web from my flash drive.

What a VPN does, is shortcut past all the firewalls and stuff to create a virtual network connection between the two endpoints. That means that you will be plugging the local PC, which you have no control over the security of, via the VPN into your network. If that PC is infected with worms and malware, you will be exposing the other computers on your network to attacks from an address that they will have been told to treat as local and trusted.

I personally do not know of any Portable VPN applications, and, even if I did, there is no way that I would ever use one or recommend its use to anyone else. If you can access files on your back-at-base computer, then so can any piece of malware that happens to already be on the PC that you are sitting at.

No way that somebody would just use settings and keyset and run the tunel from any terminal in the world. What Jimbo tried to tell you, it does not matter what you are doing during the VPN connection to your home base. You are simply connecting the hotel and your company network together. It does not matter what you send over the VPN, but it might be more important what does the hotel computer send and receive during that session over the VPN from your home base network. During 15 mins, which you were connected and did just read one small text mail, the two networks can exchange virtually anything and you have no idea what it was.

Remember, it is not your flash stick connecting to your base, it is the hotel in fact, even if the client software is placed on the flash. In fact, much easier way: The result is exactly the same. Your company network is open to public and you, and everybody else, can reach it without problems. Anyway, it seems , that someone tried to make a thing you need with this openVPN, so just get it, install on your network, grab the portable client on your stick and try it.

However I would be surprised, if the admin of your network will be so keen on running this service on the network for you. So even if I just send and receive email and acess company website through a vpn it is already a problem? Please let me know what would be the correct way to use portable apps on a flash drive securely. If VPN is not the right solution, what is? What I mostly need when traveling is to use portable apps to acess company web site through firefox web browser and download and send emails through thunderbird securelly.

Does your company support web access to their email system? Have you spoken to the company's IT dept as to what they suggest for accessing what you want to do? I don't want anyone at hotels, Wifi's or the local isp or anyone else read my emails or see my online activities through the browser. To ensure that I always used my portable computer with some VPN usually some simple, easy to use hotspotshield, or open vpn or packetix, ultra vpn, loki, Thor … I need to run Outlook email and browse the web to access company web site as a minimum.

I don't understand why running a VPN is worse than not running it at all. Jimbo and Ottosykora booth seem to claim that. Neither Ottosykora or myself are saying that you will be less secure with a VPN.

We are saying that using a VPN back to your company's network will endanger that entire network to attack. Please understand, the reason that you cannot simply run outlook and have it work from wherever you are is that your office has a firewall specifically designed to block access from untrusted computers. What you are trying to do is to connect an untrusted computer over a VPN to the network, circumventing the firewall.

Now, there are very good reasons why your office network is set up that way, so the way you are trying to get past the firewall is a bad idea. Yes, there is a huge fundamental difference. When you use portable apps, you are at the mercy of an untrusted computer. There could be any amount of malware installed on it, or even a hardware keylogger that would track every single move that you made, and be undetectable by any software scan.

This will always be the case. Using someone else's computer is inherently insecure in comparison to managing and maintaining your own computer. Unmonitored web browsing Get a copy of ToR - there are various packages available here or linked to from here with bundle it with portable browsers.

This will allow you to use a web browser without the hotel staff being able to monitor what you are doing. Outlook access There are two ways to allow remote access to an Exchange server that are relatively less unsafe than allowing Outlook direct access to it.

Both of them will need to be set up by your IT people who manage the server, and will need work done on your company firewall, so you will need to discuss them at length with your IT people to see if they are prepared to risk either option. This would allow you to use Thunderbird portable to send IMAP email over a secure and encrypted channel, meaning that nobody in the middle can read them. This would allow you to use a webmail interface over SSL from any browser including a portable one to access the emails on the server.

One final thought for you though. In that case, you shouldn't even plug your flash drive in, since the moment that you do, then they can copy every single file on it to read at their leisure. The correct way to do what you are trying is to take your laptop with you. Then all you need is to connect to the internet, set up a VPN session in this case from your own known-to-be-safe laptop and channel all your web and email traffic over it.

If you're not using your own laptop in this situation, then you are trading off security for convenience. Thank you for the explanation. This means I can only use flash drive on trusted computers abroad. It also means I will have to take my laptop with me most of times. I seem to be having problems receiving and sending outgoing mail from thunderbird portable when VPN is up. What could be the problem?

When vpn is on I can not send or receive email. Sending of message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server timed out. I tried a couple different VPN's and so far only Ultra vpn sends the mail, but again it does not download it. It is also slow. But it is a known problem when running over multiple conversion of something. It also depends on the settings of some firewalls. They are often set so that when something comes in not so clear what it is, the traffic is blocked.

I recently bought the IronKey Secure USB stick that comes with hardware encryption and embedded anonymous Firefox browser, virtual keyboard etc Like weringpeter I do not want to take my laptop on every trip. I want to put everything on this stick- also a VPN client. The concerns mentioned in this thread against a portable VPN solution are hereby obsolete, right?

It is not a perfect solution like a trusted business laptop, but in my opinion a good compromise. On one side, you have a nice, clean, healthy person. On the other side - Venereal Disease. You would use a condom, right? Using a VPN bypasses all of it.

Your home network is the clean person, the Hotel, Cafe, etc has VD. By using a VPN, you're taking off the condom. Iron key, as any other hardware encrypted devices is here to prevent someone reading the contents when he finds the stick on the street.

It is encrypted well, so trying to stick it in some computer and read the contents is not possible. It is plain open to anybody, every software and every computer within any network can read and write to it the same way as you can.

The security when in use is zero. If you can read your mails on the screen of the hotel computer, any software on that computer can do it too. So if you use VPN with your ironkey, you are still connecting the whole hotel to your company network, they both are now one thing, no limits for everybody to read and write anything as declared in the local policies of the single server modules and workstations etc.

It is not relevant if you use iron key or floppy disk or what ever in this case. It has absolutely no relevance where the VPN software is stored, on the hotel computer or your ironkey, both are part of the hotel computer, the ironkey is just one of its drives at that moment. The whole thing about the secure browser on those sticks is, they do not keep any history and such things, otherwise those are normal browsers as any others.

So the whole story is, VPN on stick is of no use, regardless how expensive the stick was. To use VPN from your ironkey is not a compromise, it is simply opening whole company network to other network hotel etc thus removing basic security measures set up at the home company network.

I think I finally get it now, the VD analogy helped. Can any other way of birth control prevent from directly merging the two networks? Is there a posibility of a portable firewall?! Or any other solution? Im not the only one asking this questions Using portable apps underway is simple and will mostly not produce any substantial security issues. VPN connection will produce serious problems if it is used from the usb stick, it is not problem when used from your own secure laptop. To browse securly, use some kind of encryption.

Google for TOR browser. They have portable version too, simply firefox portable with encrypted and anonymized traffic. For mail, well either you have webmail at your company, then use the TOR browser, or ask if there is SSL access to your mail account. Is there an external access to the mail account at all? If there is, it is just a setting of the server to communicate in SSL on the pop3 and smtp site. If your company server does not support external access via normal SSL or plain communication, then set up forwarding to some standard external mail service supporting this.

I am using the german service GMX www. Costs nothing and all is included, SSL too. Note that when you read the mail using mail client on the stick or what ever, still any malware on that particular computer can read your mails and what ever.

A keylogger installed on such computer is able to log all you type etc still. I have web mail at my company,but I am used to using programs like outlook, thunderbird Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and finding the solution. What kind of footprint will the specific VPN software leave on each connected system? Just the fact that it was run or also the data that came through?

You mean probably what will be left after the use. Well certainly you have the software components itself of all the parts involved. The traffic itself, this will be the same as if you use no vpn or similar, if you store it it will be here if not it is not here. The traffic you transport via such subsystem is not different from any other traffic, the handling of the traffic is exactly same. So if you have a mail client and it downloads mails from some server, the mails are here. I don't know if any 'portable' vpn subsystem might try not to use any registry etc, but somehow this is not so easy, since it will use drivers and needs installation of subsystems, so certainly if not done very perfect, files will be left in system folders and entries in registry.

If done well, such things can be deinstalled upon exit, but it s not always so simple. Certainly, after running any such system, no session keys or similar are stored anywhere regardless of what kind of software it is.

You can use Vpngate for free and get decent bandwidth and a selection of servers and exit nodes but you have to use either the Vpngate Softether or Openvpn client software on a PC. It is possible to set it up without client software on Android devices but it is not easy to switch servers. Vpngate has improved dramatically over the last year and, as far as I'm concerned, as good as many paid vpn services as long as you don't need huge amounts of bandwidth.

I have a laptop dedicated to anonymous surfing set up with a vpn. At this point I have tried Security Kiss and Vpngate. MisterB , Mar 11, Jun 17, Posts: Open VPN has a portable version. Hey I just answered my own question. I ran portable OpenVPN and it installed drivers. So you do have to have that permission.

So now if I am visiting a friend or relative I can connect to riseup from a USB and use a portable browser. Dec 28, Posts: Valder , Oct 28, Nov 6, Posts: You can use portable Chrome and install something like Zenmate on it Valder , Oct 29, Zenmate fails a DNS leak test.

It is an encrypting proxy, not a true VPN. MisterB , Oct 29, Well you can try a LiveCD, don't have a recommendation. Oct 26, Posts: I would like to follow up on the portable "hardware" mentioned above. A small and cheap hardware router tinyfirewall, many others might be just what you need. You can easily use TOR on one of those so the circuit changes all the time. I don't know what your throughput needs are.

For general surfing around like you seem to need, these might be just the answer for you. Please understand this paragraph might not be needed, but I wanted to make sure you "think about" this.

As a forensic "person" the physical security of your machine is not assisted at all with a hardware router or any other outside mechanism. Those devices if used properly will assist in your anonymity.

Should the machine fall into an adversary's hands, you still have absolute exposure to internet tracks. Therefore, if you have the ownership and authority to fully encrypt the drive then I recommend doing so.

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