Updates 2015-07-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 375mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 15 updates to address issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, SQL Server, RDP, MSRT and Microsoft Office (~160mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released an update to iTunes that fixes new features. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.209 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 201507 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 43.0.2357.134 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.80 now consumes less memory. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.1.0 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.

Dropbox 3.6.9 adds Windows 10 support and fixes reliability under Linux. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Java 8u51 is a security update. Java 7 is now EOL (end of life) so, while there are at least 25 security vulnerabilities in it, it will no longer be updated. This means if you’re still running Java 7 you should immediately REMOVE it (even if your OS doesn’t support Java 8 — such as Windows XP), and find alternatives to Java for your platform.

FileZilla 3.12.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.71 improves memory and resource consumption. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.63 adds postal code for ARIN IP addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.9.159 is a security update. If you don’t have Shockwave installed, or do not know 100% that you require it, remove it instead of updating.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.2.1 is a stability and reliability update. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version. iTunes 12.2 and newer under Windows require Windows 7 or newer, so REMOVE it from your XP and Vista machines. There are known security vulnerabilities that will never be patched.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.6.1.5336 fixes various bugs and adds the ability to uninstall DLC for some games. This is not a security update.

GameMaker Studio 20150714 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/free

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, 11.0.12 and 10.1.15 are security updates. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC, 11.0.12 and 10.1.15 are security updates. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.2d is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 10.3.2223 improves Windows 10 and third-party antivirus compatibility, updates HIPS and StreamFilter and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.4.1506.2436 fixes dozens of bugs and adds support for several new features, including YouTube Live, mixer scaling, link and application notifications. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.4.1506.1243 fixes dozens of bugs and adds support for several new features, including YouTube Live, mixer scaling, link and application notifications. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2104 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SystemRescueCD 4.5.4 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.00 is a new app that lists all scheduled tasks on a Windows machine. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.0.0-101573 is a major update adding paravirtualization support to improve time-keeping accuracy and performance, significantly improved hardware-assisted virtualization, drag & drop support, disk image encryption, content scaling, separate threading for headless and GUI, HiDPI support, hotplugging SATA, and many bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

ownCloud Client 1.8.4 is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

WP Update Server 20150713 adds overloading for metadata. This is not a security udpate.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

bbPress 2.5.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.2 fixes minor bugs. 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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