Updates 2015-01-30

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but there are a handful of updates and several critical security updates released this week.

Microsoft released an out-of-cycle security update for Internet Explorer for Windows 8+. Use Windows Update to install the update.

Apple released OS X 10.10.2, 10.9.5, 10.8.5, Safari 8.0.3, iOS 8.1.3, iTunes 12.1 and Apple TV 7.0.3. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates.

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296 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, 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.

Samsung Kies3 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 40.0.2214.94 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 35.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 27 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.32 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Java 8u31 and Java 7u75 are security updates.
https://12pd.com/click?java

Skype 7.1.0.105 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.6.156 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

IPInfoOffline 1.35 updates the internal IP to country database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

IPNetInfo 1.61 now treats empty responses as failure and correctly maps reassignments from RIPE to ARIN. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

FileZilla 3.10.0.2 corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/versions.php

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 5.0.5 is a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MPC HC 1.7.8 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

iTunes 12.1 improves 64-bit support, notifications, and more. This is not a security update.
Use Apple Software Update to install this update.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SteamOS 14-Jan-2015 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/

Borderlands 2 Save Editor 246 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://blog.gib.me/tag/tools/

EA Origin 9.5.5.2850 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.2 is a security update.

SmartSniff 2.16 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.8.5 corrects a variety of bugs and adds support for newer encodings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.9.1 adds support for newer encodings, and TextST as well as various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

CDex 1.77 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CurrPorts 2.15 adds support for elevating CurrPorts, and a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

CCleaner 5.02.5101 improves browser support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Speccy 1.28.709 adds support for newer hardware, Windows 10 and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

Intel CPU Diagnostic 2.20.0.0.W.MP-1 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19792

TeamViewer 10.0.38475 adds support for newer hardware and software, updates libraries and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Ketarin 1.7.1 fixed several bugs, adds import to CLI, and allows variables in UA string. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.org/

BlueScreenView 1.55 adds drag & drop support, and fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Autoruns 13.0 now integrates with VirusTotal.com and freeform text filters, improved compare and profile comparisons. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

RoboForm 7.9.12 fixes several compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Hamachi 2.2.0.303 is a stability update. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

FolderChangesView 1.68 is a cosmetic improvement. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.68 adds an option to copy as HOSTS file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhatIsHang 1.26 corrects a cosmetic bug and adds the ability to elevate the process. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

WhosIP 1.11 fixes detection of netblocks reassigned from RIPE to ARIN. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.18 adds the ability to show all clients with AP. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

Speccy 1.28.708 provides several stability updates and improved hardware detection. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

GPU-Z 0.8.1 improves hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

WDC HDD Diagnostics (WinDLG) 1.28 is a critical stability update.
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=702&sid=3&lang=en

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.3.8 fixes several stability and cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 8.58 corrects a variety of bugs in performance and stability, and adds GAL support to CardDAV. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

ScreenConnect 5.1.8341.5506 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

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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