Updates 2015-12-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 250mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Windows 10 is about as stable as it’s going to get. Next month it will be switched from an “optional” update to an “important” update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, which means that it will attempt to automatically install whenever you install updates (and sometimes just for fun at 3am) and will also download (~3gb!) whether or not you plan to install it. The privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. My recommendation is to make some time to install it. Immediately after installation go to All Settings and review every single option. If you have problems with Windows 10, revert to your existing OS. If you need help blocking the upgrade, contact me.

Also beginning in January, Microsoft will stop supporting anything but the most current Internet Explorer and Edge version for all supported operating systems (Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10). This means that you’ll be forced to run the latest browser or you won’t get future security updates (which are released on about a monthly basis now). If you’re running an older browser for compatibility with certain websites or applications (like DQSD), it’s time to find another browser that works and upgrade IE whether you like it or not. Consider this your 35 day warning.

Microsoft released 20 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, .NET, Skype, Lync, Office, and Silverlight (~120mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X 10.11.2, Security Update 2015-008, iOS 9.2, tvOS 9.1, Safari 9.0.2, watchOS 2.1 and Xcode 7.2 to address over 100 security vulnerabilities. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.204 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.228 and 20.0.0.235 are security updates.
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 47.0.2526.80 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.

NK2Edit 3.11 adds RemoveProperty scripting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.86 adds logfile support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.4.0 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 7.16.0.101 adds a new toolbar to improve sharing links and media with contacts. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Connectify Hotspot 9.3 improves Windows 10 support and removes uptime limitations from the Lite version.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 3.12.4 fixes a performance and stability problems. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.9.6.9494 fixes a PDF crash bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.00 adds dozens of new profiles and several new scripts. This major update also improves Ncat and parsing for multiple cookie headers. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41372 fixes several bugs including stability, memory leaks and resource usage. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

BrowsingHistoryView 1.77 is a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

.NET Framework 4.6.1 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/net/

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.2.172 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.11.1.6605 fixes several bugs, including a checkout requirement for free add-on content. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

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

Krita 2.9.9.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so treat it as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice 5.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 6.8.7 fixes a very annoying default document type bug, various crash issues and styling problems. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Kindle for PC 1.13.1 Build 42052 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Adobe FrameMaker 2015.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5996

Adobe DNG Converter 9.3 adds support for additional hardware.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5995
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5994

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus 2016.2 fixes several compatibility issues with Office 2016, improved safe mode scanning, and performance problems. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Avast! Home Edition 11.1.2245 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

BelArc Advisor 8.5b doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Wireshark 2.0.0 fixes many bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

OpenSSL Binaries 1.0.2e is a security update.
http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

RogueKiller 11.0.2 fixes a search bug. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

VirusTotalUploader 1.6.0 adds update support. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/software/vtuploader/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.1.9 adds support for newer encodings, Meta Collection support and new output profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 8.6.1 changes logic to significantly improve performance in some situations. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

TEncoder 4.5.10 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tencoder.sourceforge.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Synergy 1.7.5 corrects scaling and edge detection bugs. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-project.org/download/

7-Zip 15.12 is the release version of 7-Zip 15.x, adding several new core features such as ‘move’, support for ext2/ext3/ext4/VMDK/GPT/VDI/WIM/RAR5, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/7-Zip/

BFGMiner 5.4.1 improves reliability, fixes bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Bitcoin 0.11.2 fixes several bugs and addresses policy changes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

CintaNotes 3.1.1 fixes partial word search, autocomplete, GUI improvements and various other issues. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/

Acronis True Image (WDC) 6126 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

TeamViewer 11.0.52465 fixes several bugs, including crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Everything 1.4.0.713b fixes several indexing bugs, adds options to search and view bookmarks, and improves cosmetics. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

LessMSI 1.4 adds Windows 10 support. This is not a security update.
http://lessmsi.activescott.com/

LicenseCrawler 1.52 build-930 does not provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

BulkFileChanger 1.35 adds EXIF support and the ability to run elevated. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.01 fixes a DLL loading problem with certain drivers. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.95 adds affected channels summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WirelessKeyView 1.72 fixes key import and export where certain characters appeared in the key or network name. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

CCleaner 5.12.5431 improves Firefox and Chrome support, UAC bypass, and portable browser improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Speccy 1.29.714 adds support for newer hardware and improves Windows 10 support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

ProduKey 1.82 adds elevation support for drive mounted recovery. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

TaskSchedulerView 1.12 adds always on top support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.2.1 fixes several superseded updates. This should be treated as a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

IPXWrapper 0.6.0 fixes several protocol bugs for hardware compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.solemnwarning.net/ipxwrapper/

Web Package Updates

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

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.40 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Dada Mail 9.0.0 re-adds one-click unsubscribe, enhanced login support, improvements to GUI and responsive layout. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

phpList 3.2.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

ownCloud Client 2.1.0 fixes several bugs, improves performance and stability, and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

Drupal 8.0.1 doesn’t provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable Enterprise 9.01 adds AV and spam filter bypass for authenticated senders, various fixes for webmail, CalDAV and the new MIME library. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.5.2 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

YOURLS 1.7.1 adds PHP 7 support, fixes several bugs, improves readability and search. This is not a security update.
http://yourls.org/

WordPress 4.4 adds many new features and security updates.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 2.4.2 is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.3.1 improves reCAPTCHA support. This is not a security update.

Developer 1.2.6 removes MP6 and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.1 improves external domain verification. This should be treated as a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.9 fixes 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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