Updates 2016-02-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Safer Internet Day…and Patch Tuesday! Google is offering 2GB of additional Google Drive storage to any users who take a minute out of their day to review their security settings. It’s fast and easy.

The most effective change you can make to ensure a safer computing experience is OpenDNS. It’s not compatible with all ISPs, unfortunately, but it will almost always work, so set it up NOW.

Now back to Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 600mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, RDP, and .NET (~500mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Pro Video Formats, printer drivers and an App Store compatibility update. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Google released a security update for Chrome, and added a warning to notify users of the impending demise of Chrome for XP, Vista, and all versions of OS X before Mavericks (10.9). I’ll be posting about this soon, but what you need to know right now is that these operating systems (sans Vista) are already out of support for almost all other software. You need to either upgrade or switch to a supported OS. Period. Just because something appears to work doesn’t mean it’s not chock full of holes and your device seriously infected as a result. Malware today isn’t designed to be obtrusive, so you may not even know you’re infected.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.260 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.306 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 48.0.2564.109 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 44.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.12 adds instancing support.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Java 8u73 is a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.18.0.111 is a security update. This version also improves anonymity on the service.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

FileZilla 3.15.0.1 is a security and feature update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

BrowsingHistoryView 1.81 is a cosmetic update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.11.6.18139 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

Office Updates

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

Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.4 is a security update. Use Creative Cloud to install the update.

Kindle for PC 1.14.1 Build 43029 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Krita 2.9.11.0 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Lightworks NLE 12.6.0 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

EMET 5.5 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Avast! Home Edition 11.1.2253 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

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

RogueKiller 11.0.11 updates definitions. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.2.8 adds support for new encodings, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Process Hacker 2.37.214 improves support for Windows 10, newer hardware, improves stability and reliability, adds several features, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

iExplorer 3.9.0.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

NirCmd 2.80 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

OSForensics 3.3.1001 fixes several bugs and improves carved file support. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

Process Explorer 16.12 fixes a stability bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 3.21 fixes a paged pool leak of token objects when image logging is enabled.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

RAMMap 1.5 adds support for the latest version of Windows 10.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.5 now reports all the signatures of images that have multiple signers. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.13 fixes a bug for IP addresses with no DNS mapping.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

WSUS Offline 10.4 fixes several bugs and improves default behaviors. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

TaskSchedulerView 1.16 adds an option to auto-size columns on load. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Remix OS 2.0.101 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.2.4 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

WP Update Server 20160206 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

Drupal 8.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 4.5.4.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.4.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Theme My Login 6.4.4 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.5.2 fixes several 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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