Updates 2014-02-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Once again – if you’re still running Windows XP, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as possible. Time is running out! There’s only 1 month, 24 days, 21 hours and 45 minutes remaining until Microsoft terminates all support for Windows XP. The only news on this front is that Microsoft has announced they’ll support Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Defender on Windows XP through July 14, 2015.

Microsoft released a dozen updates for Windows, .NET, MSRT, Internet Explorer and Exchange. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iTunes, Pages, Pro Apps, and iCloud Control Panel. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 7.0.5 is a security update. Use iTunes to install this update to your Apple device.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone or kindle – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

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.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

nVidia 332.21 adds newer hardware support, GameStream and ShadowPlay, and updated game profiles. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Netgear WNDR3400v2 Firmware 1.0.0.44_1.0.71 is a security update.
http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/en/product/WNDR3400v2

Wacom Pen and Touch 5.3.3-3 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://us.wacom.com/en/support/drivers

PS3 4.55 improves reliability during format. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

PS4 1.60 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 32.0.1700.107 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 27.0 is a security update. Among other minor changes, this version also adds the ability to deobfuscate javascript within the debugger. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.24 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.3.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.65 adds an image preview option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.9.149 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Mumble 1.2.5 is a security update.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Skype 6.13.0.104 fixes several performance and stability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 2.6.8 corrects several reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Evernote 5.1.2.2387 adds offline authentication and improved session management. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.7.4.1 adds SOCKS4 support and fixes several bugs, including file-change handling. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Google Drive 1.14.6059.0644 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

IPNetInfo 1.53 adds the ability to disable active IP selection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

WinSCP 5.5.1 updates libraries, fixes a couple dozen bugs and improves consistency in user interface. This is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 11.1.4 is a security update. Be aware that this update frequently causes problems during installation, requiring the removal of most Apple products, a reboot, then a sequential reinstall of each Apple product you use. That said, this *is* a security update, so if you have iTunes (and use it) please install this update right away. If you do not require iTunes, I recommend you take this opportunity to remove it. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version, or download the complete installer here:
https://12pd.com/click?itunes
If you’re one of the many that experiences problems upgrading, follow this link for the process to fix it:
https://12pd.com/click?fixitunes

MPC HC 1.7.3 corrects several bugs and updates translations. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

VLC Media Player 2.1.3 corrects several performance, stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.4.1.116 corrects several bugs, including reliability and compatibility issues. This is not a security update.

Borderlands 2 Save Editor 230 adds support for the new Borderlands 2 content released today. This is not a security update.
http://blog.gib.me/2014/02/11/borderlands-2-save-editor-revision-230/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 4.5 adds several new features and formats, improves networking capabilities, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 11.5 adds support for direct screen capture, retina, simplified section replace, background processing, many other new features and dozens of fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2013 improves compatibility with Dropbox, Flickr, Stream Filter, Google Earth and fixes several crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Bitmessage 0.4.2 corrects a handful of bugs, including stability and potential security/DOS issues. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.60 Beta provides several bugfixes, improves UI and mic handling. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.2.5 finally adds history display, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.8.8 improves reliability for discs with mastering errors, fixes several bugs and adds several new features to expert mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.3 corrects a couple dozen bugs including compatibility with new limitations imposed by Chrome and Firefox, import fixes, and updater improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.7.8 improves SkyDrive performance, fixes reconnect ability within SFTP, FTP and file system, and UPNP fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn has removed all free services and is raising prices for paid services — with no advanced notice given to many customers. LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4141 and LogMeIn Win 4.1.4132 change cosmetic aspects of the LogMeIn installation to rename features to eliminate the ‘free’ branding. If you’re still using LogMeIn, now would be a good time to look elsewhere. If you’re a subscriber to SaferPC Updates you’ll see that LogMeIn is being replaced on your devices this cycle.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Hamachi 2.2.0.130 corrects stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

TeamViewer 9.0.25942 adds tab support, “best fit” scaling, improved WOL, and two-factor authentication. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Agent Ransack 2014.819 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?agent ransack

CCleaner 4.10.4570 corrects several bugs and improves application support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.17.898 adds SSD support, improves performance and memory usage and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.50.1036 adds ISO9660 support, junction point recovery, and recovery from unmounted drives. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Speccy 1.25.674 adds ReadyBoost detection, improves display for network adapters, disk transfer accuracy and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

DiskMaker X 3.0.4 fixes several bugs, including the dreaded 10006 error for non-English systems. This is not a security update.
http://liondiskmaker.com/

GPU-Z 0.7.6 adds support for newer hardware, improves BIOS reading, and adds support for reading graphics memory vendor. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Disk2vhd 2.01 fixes a crash bug converting to VHDX format and adds a command-line switch, -c, to have Disk2vhd use online copy instead of Volume Shadow Copy. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.01 fixes crash bugs relating to VirusTotal column and verifying digital signatures. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

PsPing 2.0 adds UDP latency and bandwidth testing, support for timed tests, introduces custom histogram support, has an option for automatically opening Windows firewall ports during execution, and includes usability enhancements. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.02 fixes a bug that caused the –u switch to filter results incorrectly. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

NetworkTrafficView 1.81 now integrates with IPNetInfo. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.47 adds wildcard content support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

TcpLogView 1.12 now integrates with IPNetInfo. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

USBDeview 2.29 corrects a bug in the power display for USB 3.0 devices. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.30 adds average signal quality, advanced options, and the ability to clear the networks list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.16 corrects dozens of bugs in InnoDB, replication and more, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseGit 1.8.7 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Web Package Updates

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

ScreenConnect 4.1.6060.5144 adds VoIP to client, android shell commands, preserved hostname-to-IP data, improved file transfer and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

MailEnable 8.01 corrects several bugs, including memory leaks. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Adminer 4.0.3 corrects session pollution bug, improved key handling. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 6.8.0 removes FCKeditor, updates TinyMCE, adds moderation, message received notification, Amazon SES auto-adjust batch sending rates and more. This is a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.26 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.2.2 fixes over 125 bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

phpMyAdmin 4.1.7 corrects several bugs, including authentication and reCaptcha issues. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.7 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 3.8.1 corrects over 30 bugs including taxonomy issues and idle submit buttons. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.8.1 corrects a style bug. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 1.9.2 fixes several bugs including a potential XSS. This is a security update.

BuddyStream 3.2.2 adds Instagram and fixes the cronjob. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.7 updates included libraries, adds free_text support, improved styling and class support and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.6.2 corrects an activation bug. This is not a security update.

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.4 corrects an activation bug. This is not a security update.

Theme Authenticity Checker 1.5.1 adds compatibility with the newest version of WP. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.0 adds dozens of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.2.4 corrects a strange character bug. This is not a security update.

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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