Updates 2016-04-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. The typical computer should see roughly 1gb in updates today (that’s a lot). Let’s get started. Among other things, this month we have the last Chrome update ever to be released for Vista, XP and OS X prior to 10.9, WordPress, Flash, Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office, as well as vulnerabilities in network sharing, wireless mice, and more.

Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, .NET, Internet Explorer, Wireless Mouse Input Filtering and MS Office (~1gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS 9.3.1, and iBooks Author. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 21.0.0.198 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.213 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.

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.7.5.5 adds Vulkan removal support and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Samsung Kies3 201604 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/kies

Samsung SideSync 4.3.0.92 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Remix OS 2.0.202 fixes bugs, adds 32-bit support, UEFI support, OTA update and a hard drive installer, significantly improving device compatibility. This is still in beta, so caveat emptor.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112 is the latest in a series of 4 incremental security updates from the last 2 weeks. Almost all of them are directly related to Flash and the EOL of Chrome on older devices. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. This is also the LAST VERSION of Chrome that will be supported on XP, Vista, and OS X prior to 10.9. If you’re still using one of these operating systems then you’re already unsupported for many other applications, so Chrome should really be the least of your concerns. Either buy another computer, upgrade your operating system to Windows 7/OS X 10.9 or above, or replace your operating system with a supported third party option, such as Ubuntu 14 LTS.

Firefox 45.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.16 adds executable signing. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.90 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.22.0.108 adds Skype Bots for automated audio and video responses. This is brought to you by the same people responsible for Nazi Bot.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Prosody 0.9.10 is a security update.
https://prosody.im/download/start

Dropbox 3.18.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.9.9.9915 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.12 fixes several bugs, improves detections. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 fixes several bugs, improves performance and hardware support, updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201604 updates the current GeoIP information. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.86 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DNSDataView 1.45 adds ability to extract domains from raw data. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

IPNetInfo 1.71 improves -B handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.4.1911 fixes several bugs, improves transcoding and media optimizer. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.12.0.34172 improves handling for add-ons and bonuses, reduces support for older operating systems (XP and Vista), and fixes bugs. This should be treated as 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.

Adobe RoboHelp Server 9.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/robohelp-server/apsb16-12.html

Adobe Creative Cloud 3.6.0.244 is a security update. Use Creative Cloud to install the most current version.

Artweaver 5.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

LibreOffice 5.1.2 fixes several bugs and improves features. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 6.9.1, fixes bugs, improves “folder as a workspace” functionality and adds FORTRAN 77 support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice Dictionary 2016.04.01 is not a security update.
http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/english-dictionaries-apache-openoffice

Security Software Updates

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

RKill 2.8.4.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/

Avast! Home Edition 11.2.2261 adds SafeZone to the free feature list. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

RouterPassView 1.65 fixes a bug with certain hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.96 adds “save all items” export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OSFClone 1.1.1000 is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/create-disk-images.html

RogueKiller 12.1.1 improves detections, and fixes a bug in Chrome scanner. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.3.7 fixes compatibility and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.0.1 fixes subtitle and merge bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

BFGMiner 5.4.2 updates libraries, fixes bugs and improves stability. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Cygwin 2.5.0 updates support for POSIX, extensions, and APIs. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Process Hacker 2.39.124 improves compatibility, inline editing of environment variables, fixes several bugs and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

FolderChangesView 1.86 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Easy2Boot 1.79 fixes several bugs and updates editors. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.4.1 improves logic and reliability, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

iExplorer 3.9.4.0 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

LicenseCrawler 1.75 build-1329 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2646 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SearchMyFiles 2.68 adds wildcard support for folder exclusion. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WirelessKeyView 1.76 adds ability to open file in notepad. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

OSForensics 3.3.1004 is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

RapidEE 9.0 build 930 updates libraries and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

SystemRescueCD 4.7.2 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.20 adds ability to copy a Task’s XML profile. 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.

MySQL 5.7.12 adds rapid plugin support, improvements to stability and performance. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

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

TinyMCE 4.3.9 fixes several bugs, improves keyboarding, style and visual feedback. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.0.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.5.1 fixes several bugs improving stability, reliability and other issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

jQuery 1.12.3 and 2.2.3 improves version compatibility and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://code.jquery.com/

MailEnable Enterprise 9.11 improves compatibility, fixes protocol stability and adds monitoring. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.5 fixes several bugs and improves the customizer, editor, comment management, embed templates, inline link editing and media features. This build also generates secret keys locally instead of using a third party service, which improves security. This is a security update.

BuddyPress 2.5.2 fixes email issues, stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.4.1 fixes several bugs, improves language translations. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.8.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

MU Menus 4.3 adds support for WordPress 4.5. This is not a security update.

Raw HTML 1.4.16 adds support for WordPress 4.5. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.4.4 improves compatibility and language support. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.1.1 improves compatibility, stability and 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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