Updates 2014-09-23

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday 3.0 for September, 2014! Seriously, what’s with all the out-of-cycle updates this month? I guess we should get started.

Microsoft released a security update for Flash Player integrated into Internet Explorer under Windows 8.x. Microsoft also released an update to address new time-zone data for Russia. Use Windows Update to install these updates.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Safari, Xcode, iCloud, Digital Camera RAW compatibility, and AppleTV. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Apple also released iOS 8, which is a major update for i-objects under 3 years old. I recommend against installing it until 8.0.1 is released, which will probably be in a couple weeks. Unfortunately, it is also a security update (almost 60 security vulnerabilities are addressed!). Use iTunes to install it onto your device.

Adobe Flash Player (Active-X) 15.0.0.167 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – 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.

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.2.0.0 improves reliability with CCC and GeForce Experience. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 32.0.2 is a stability update. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 37.0.2062.122 for Mac fixes new installation issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.google.com/chrome/

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.96 now detects Outlook version. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Dropbox 2.10.30 updates codesigning to be compatible with OS X 10.9.5 and later, and fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SteamOS 17-Sep-2014 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Security Software Updates

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

Wireshark 1.12.1 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 2.4.1 updates included libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.8.1 fixes several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

DevManView 1.42 adds secondary sorting support and fixes daylight savings time display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriveLetterView 1.40 adds several additional fields to the display for devices that expose this information. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.10 adds several new options and fixes a minor display bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.75 adds summary mode. 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 5.6.21 fixes dozens of bugs with InnoDB, replication and memcached integration, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.2.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 8.54 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Joomla 3.3.4 and 2.5.25 are security updates.
http://www.joomla.org/

BuddyPress 2.1 adds @mentions, password strength meter, URL field type, performance improvements and a number of bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.6.2 corrects several bugs, improves time correction, fixes cron issue, and adds dedicated FAQ and Help page. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.2.4 fixes several aggregation and inheritance bugs, improves message headers and more. 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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