Updates 2015-02-05

Hi, Folks!

Patch Tuesday is next week, but today we’ve got another critical Flash bug to fix, and a few other patches.

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

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.305 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

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 40.0.2214.111 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.08 now displays detected 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.

FileZilla 3.10.1.1 fixes a bug with duplicate file names from different directories. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Evernote 5.8.3.6507 provides several new filters and social features for workgroups, improved notifications and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Office Updates

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

Inkscape 0.91 adds several new features, improved performance, native x64 support and more export options. This is not a security update.
http://www.inkscape.org/

Adobe FrameMaker 12.0.4 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5881

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.15 updates connectivity options and reliability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

WhatIsHang 1.27 corrects a bug in the reporting system. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

WifiInfoView 1.77 adds option to toggle display modes quickly. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Cygwin 1.7.34 provides some significant changes over previous releases, including stability, compatibility and more. This is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.23 fixes several bugs, including stability and reliability. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.0 fixes several bugs, improves stability and performance, especially on older hardware. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.0.12 is a stability update. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.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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