Updates 2015-08-18

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, WordPress and more have released updates this week. The typical computer should approximately 100mb of updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle security updates to address issues in Internet Explorer and Windows. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Safari, iOS, iTunes, Boot Camp and Digital Camera RAW compatibility. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

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.

iOS 8.4.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update or OTA to install the update.

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 40.0.2 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.

Thunderbird 38.2.0 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.

Skype 7.8.0.102 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 3.8.8 fixes connectivity problems. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.13.0 provides cosmetic changes. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Silverlight 5.1.40728 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

Java 8u60 is a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.2.2 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GameMaker Studio 20150814 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/free

Security Software Updates

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

Wireshark 1.12.7 adds and updates several protocols and fixes many bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.90 improves support for Edge/Spartan. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Gamecaster 2.5.1507.3018 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.0.9 adds support for new encodings, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 8.3.0 improves chapter editor. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

7-Zip 15.06 adds RAR5 support, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/7-Zip/

RoboForm 7.9.15 improves performance and extension reinstallation, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update. Under Windows 10 DO NOT reduce the IE/Edge browser security by disabling security features to make RoboForm work. Install without IE/Edge support and use another browser (like Chrome) and wait patiently for the next release of RoboForm to address the security risk the right way. If you install the RoboForm update and enable the option to disable Edge security, it will not be automatically re-enabled when you install an update that doesn’t require weak IE security, resulting in a permanent unnecessary security risk.
https://12pd.com/click?rfe

iExplorer 3.8.1.0 fixes crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/release-notes

MyEventViewer 2.20 adds ability to choose data source to the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.95 adds several new CLI features and column auto-sizing to the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

TcpLogView 1.20 adds elevation ability. This is a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.0.2-102096 fixes many bugs in the 5.0 release. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.38 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

TinyMCE 4.2.4 is a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

WordPress 4.3 adds a number of new features, and fixes many bugs. This should be treated as a security update.

Interactive World Map 1.1 provides minor changes. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.6 adds control for featured image and new filters for comment formatting. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.4 fixes a number of bugs. This is not a security update.

InstantWP 4.5 updates included libraries and WordPress core. This is a security update.
http://www.instantwp.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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