Updates 2010-09-09

Hey folks!

Important Notes

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Firefox 3.6.9 corrects nearly a dozen security issues, the worst of which could potentially be used to gain complete control over the computer. This is a security update.
  http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

SeaMonkey 2.0.7 uses the same codebase as Firefox, so it, too, includes nearly a dozen security fixes. This is a security update.
  http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

Safari 5.0.2 & 4.1.2 correct multiple security issues, with the potential for a website to execute random code on the visiting computer. This is a security update. Use the Apple Updater, or download the installer directly from the URL below.
  http://www.apple.com/safari/

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Thunderbird 3.1.3 uses much of the same codebase as Firefox, and thus includes multiple security updates, as well as user interface and stability issues. This is a security update.
  http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

Codec Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Vista Codec Package 5.8.2 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. Be sure to uninstall the included Bing toolbar after installing the update.
  http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

iWeb 3.0.2 updates comment and search handling, as well as other issues related to MobileMe. This is not a security update. Use the Apple updater to get the most recent updates.

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

Avast! Home Edition 5.0.677 corrects several major issues, including multiple security issues. This is a security update. If you use Avast!, get this update immediately! Use the Avast! updater, or download the update from the link below:
  http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ActivePerl 5.12.2.1202 corrects multiple security issues with SSL, CGI and Safe modules, adds Y2038 compatibility and updates the bundled modules. This is a security update.
  http://www.activestate.com/activeperl/downloads

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

phpMyAdmin 3.3.7 provides several minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
  http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

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