Updates 2020-06-03

Welcome back, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but updates from Microsoft, Apple, Google, Mozilla, and many others have triggered an out-of-cycle update.

This Month in Technology

It took Apple over a month to resolve a security issue in their custom OAuth implementation, which would provide app-level access to any site that used Sign in with Apple given only an email address. Facebook and Google both suffered similar XSS issues recently, as did a very popular WordPress plugin.

Not accepting vulnerability reports doesn’t mean the vulnerabilities don’t exist, Apple. Even after vowing now to, Apple is still recording everything you say and do as long as you have Siri enabled.

It still surprises me that people that don’t read the documentation and license agreements still feel the need to sue over their failure to understand how software works. For anyone reading this years from now, browsers load web pages. “Incognito” mode (or any other privacy mode) simply prevents your data from being shared IN THE BROWSER between different sessions. It otherwise does not prevent any websites from operating exactly as they would if you were loading the web page in any other browser. As always, don’t do anything online that you don’t want to be tracked to you. Period.

Even so, eBay, Citibank, TD Bank, Ameriprise, Chick-fil-a, Equifax, and many more websites are performing port scans of visitors computers. If you’re concerned about your privacy, imagine the power companis like eBay and Equifax would have if they collected and consolidated details about every remote support platform installed and used by every visitor to their websites. We’re talking about hundreds of millions of people relying on companies that don’t have the best track record of keeping data safe in the first place.

Veracode reports that about 70% of all mobile and desktop applications contain open-source bugs. This reminds me of one of my favorite computer quotes: Every non-trivial program contains at least one bug. Every non-trivial program can be simplified by at least one line of code. The conclusion of the last two laws: Every non trivial program can be simplified to one line of code, and it will contain a bug.

A widely used EU Cookie Consent image is being used to distribute malware. Directly linking to third-party scripts and images has some serious long-term drawbacks.

As was expected by anyone that can math or understand science, suicide (as a result of the government lockdown) has killed more in California than the plandemic COVID-19. This is, of course, after churches are being burned to the ground for daring to try to serve the same people that currently frequent Walmart, Target and Lowes.

The Spectra exploit demonstrates just how easy it’s going to be to abuse the GACT/Contact Tracing services on many devices.

Now for the good news:

Windows 10 v2004 has been released. Make sure you’ve installed v1909 recently so you won’t be forced into the new build before they work out the bugs. I don’t see a lot of differences between v2004 and v1909 that most people would benefit from, anyway, but these releases tend to take a couple months to work out most of the bugs. For example, many Windows policies are erased during the upgrade which can result in local accounts being forced into using inescapable Microsoft accounts for users that don’t understand that “not now” is an option.

Let’s Get Busy

Apple released updates for macOS Catalina 10.15.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Supplemental Update, Security Update 2020-003 Mojave, Security Update 2020-003 High Sierra, Windows Migration Assistant 2.2.0.0, iCloud for Windows 7.19, iCloud for Windows 11.2, Safari 13.1.1, Xcode 11.5, iOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.5.1, tvOS 13.4.6, watchOS 5.3.7, watchOS 6.2.6, and iTunes 12.10.7. These are security updates.

iOS 13.5.1 and 12.4.7 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version. This version also adds the Orwellian contact tracing feature at the system level. While “disabled” by default, you may validate that it is disabled in Settings, Privacy, Health, COVID-19 Exposure Logging, and turn off Exposure Logging.

iPadOS 13.5.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version.

tvOS 13.4.6 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Updates to install the most current version.

watchOS 5.3.7 and 6.2.6 are security updates. Use your updated iPhone to install the most current version through the Watch app.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204641

Google has released security updates for Android 9 and 10 which will gradually be published by individual vendors and available to you in the coming weeks. This version also adds the Orwellian contact tracing feature. Disabling Location and Bluetooth will disable the current version of contact tracing.

Google Chrome OS 83.0.4103.77 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

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 18.0.2.5 resolves an AMD audio bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 20.6.22 improves OEM device support, performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Logitech Options 8.20.329 adds support for Edge and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/options

nVidia 446.14 improves VRSS in Onward and resolves several stability, performance, and battery life issues. This is not a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.9.76 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 83.0.4103.97 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Microsoft Edge 83.0.478.44 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Firefox 77.0 and 77.0.1 are security updates. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 68.9.0 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.

Mailspring 1.7.8 is a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

OutlookAttachView 3.40 changes the Image Preview feature to Preview Pane which will show other attachment types than images. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Trillian 6.3.0.5 resolves @mentions. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Trillian Mac 6.3.0.3 resolves a tooltip bug and removes some unused entitlements. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

FileZilla Client 3.48.1 is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 10.24 resolves several bugs, improves compatibility, adds new macros and improves error handling. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Zoom 5.0.26213.0602 resolves several bugs, enables GIPHY, improves privacy controls and admin controls, improves unmute behavior, and adds waiting room ringtone. This is not a security update.
https://zoom.us/

WinSCP 5.17.6 resolves several bugs. The installation package is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.10.7 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.

Steam 2020.06.01 adds “Play Next”, direct IP connectivity for Remote Play, P2P improvements, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

PlayStation PS4 7.51 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 20.009.20067 resolves several stability and reliability issues. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for updates to get the most current version.

Atom 1.47.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://atom.io/

Audacity 2.4.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html

LibreOffice Fresh 6.4.4 resolves nearly 100 bugs. This is not a security update. Be advised that “Fresh” is the beta version and should be avoided by most people.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Lightworks NLE 2020.1 resolves hundreds of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://www.lwks.com/

Paint.net 4.2.12 resolves several bugs and improves metadata export between formats. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

MyPaint 2.0.1 resolves several bugs, including a repetitive load image quality loss bug. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/releases/latest

Security Software Updates

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

RogueKiller 14.5.0 updates the RKSvc, core engine, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

uBlock Origin 1.27.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ScreenToGif 2.24.2 resolves FFmpeg compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 11.0.8.9 adds support for new encodings and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DesktopOK 7.27 adds delete confirmation. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Easy2Boot 2.03 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/Easy2Boot.html

Etcher 1.5.96 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

GoodSync 11.2.0 improves compatibility and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

MPI Tool Kit 0.099 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/Easy2Boot.html

MS ISO Downloader 8.37 adds images for developer and insider releases of Win10 build 19628, Office 2016/2019 for Mac, and resolves accessibility issues. This is not a security update.
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool

PointerStick 4.11 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

PowerToys 0.18.1 adds Run and Keyboard manager, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

TeamViewer 15.6.7 improves performance of multi-participant sessions, allows disabling the Outlook add-in during installation, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

WakeMeOnLan 1.86 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WinScan2PDF 5.41 improves detection of multi-function devices. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 3.33 resolves network drive access issues, improves export/import accuracy, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

ControlMyMonitor 1.26 now displays an error code if unable to parse settings from the display. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/control_my_monitor.html

Cygwin 3.1.5 adds support for WSL symlinks and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 7.41 resolves installation and removal bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DevManView 1.67 adds an option to uninstall the selected device. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

FileLocator Pro 8.5.2946 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

NetworkInterfacesView 1.21 adds Interface LUID column. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

Bitcoin 0.20.0 improves reliability and stability, removes dependency on OpenSSL, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

NTLite 1.9.0.7490 adds several new setting controls and resolves several bugs.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

WinScan2PDF 5.51 improves translations. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool v2004 is now available. This is not a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ADB 30.0.0 adds support for wireless pairing, incremental APK installation, client-side support for compression of various commands with Android 11, and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

Inno Setup 6.0.5 is a security update.
https://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Node.js 14.4.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 12.18.0 is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Android Studio 4.0.0.16 is a major update and adds several new features and improvements. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

SQLite 3.32.1 is a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

TortoiseSVN 1.14.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 6.1.8-137981 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 8.9.0 is the final minor build of the 8.x series and updates libraries and resolves several bugs. Drupal 8.8.6 and 8.7.14 are security updates.
https://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.5.2 resolves over 25 bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en/download

Nextcloud Server 19.0.0 adds document collaboration to video chats, password-less login, performance improvements, guest groups and more. This should be treated as a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Joomla 3.9.19 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

phpList 3.5.4 is a security update.
https://www.phplist.org/

ScreenConnect 20.5.28493.7445 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

Autoptimize 2.7.2 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.

BuddyPress 6.0.0 is a major update adding several new features and resolving many bugs. This is a security update.

Contact Form 7 5.1.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.4.1 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.52 resolves a category parsing bug. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 4.2.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.

bbPress 2.6.5 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.

Redirection 4.8 resolves two minor bugs and adds importer. This is not a security update.

Social Post Feed 2.15.1 adds several new features. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 7.1 adds a new dashboard action, improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.14.1 resolves 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/

Updates 2018-10-09

Hi, Folks!

macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, and Win10 (1809) have all been released. Run your backups *now*.

Mojave will automatically install on nearly all Macs running today, even if it is not supported on that hardware. Be prepared for problems, especially on your older Macs.

As expected, the “battery life” fixes for iOS 12 actually broke charging for many devices. iOS 12.0.1 was released yesterday to resolve that and other security bugs.

Windows 10 v1809 is about 3gb when downloaded by the Windows Upgrader/Windows Update, so expect it to randomly install for any Windows 10 Home user over the next couple months, consuming 3gb of bandwidth to get it done. If you have a slow connection, it could end up trying to download 3gb per day per device, so you would be better off downloading the installer yourself and installing it to ensure that the upgrade completes. That said, you should, of course, postpone upgrading to 1809 for the next couple months and let the rest of the world be the beta testers.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Today is Patch Tuesday and it’s a big one. With Mojave, iOS, and Windows 10 v1809 having been released, many vendors are releasing compatibility updates to ensure their software will remain operable on the newer platforms. Expect the next month to have many other large updates as well.

The typical computer should see roughly 4gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released Windows 10 v1809 and updates to Windows, .NET, Internet Explorer, Edge, Flash, and MSRT (~3.5gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14, iOS 12.0.1, iCloud for Windows 7.7, iTunes 12.9 for Windows, Safari 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and Xcode 10. This includes security update. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.122 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 31.0.0.96 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Google Chrome OS 69.0.3497.95 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. 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.

macOS 10.14 Mojave has been released so devices running El Capitan (10.11) or older will no longer be supported. Your options are to either upgrade to at least Sierra (10.12) or replace your device. Mojave will not run on all Macs, just as High Sierra and even Sierra made some devices unusable. If in doubt whether your device will be able to support an operating system upgrade, be sure to perform a full disk backup prior to upgrade. You should do this anyway, just to be safe.
https://support.apple.com/macos/mojave

iOS 12 was supposed to improve performance and battery life, and resulted in breaking charging for many devices. iOS 12.0.1 fixes that as well as other security issues. You might want to connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC and create a backup with iTunes before installing this upgrade.
https://support.apple.com/ios

Windows 10 v1809 is now available. This build adds several new features, such as dark mode, multiple application tab support, integrated SSH, and improved privacy controls. It’s a huge download and if you’re running a Home version you should install it a couple weeks after it’s released to ensure that you aren’t surprised (and prevented from using your computer) when it installs automatically. Again, backups are good.

The now-current release of Windows 10 (1809) will cause your computer to feel unusually slow until it is installed. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 6gb through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients at The Farmory, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

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.

BullZip PDF Printer 11.8.0.2728 adds command-line switch to preserve original driver and adds a feature to remember recent save locations. This is not a security update.
https://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Seagull Scientific printer driver collection 2018.3 resolves two significant bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.seagullscientific.com/drivers/windows-printer-drivers/

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.0.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 3.5.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Logitech SetPoint 6.69.114 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://support.logitech.com/en_us/software/setpoint

Browser Updates

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

Brave 0.24.0 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 69.0.3497.100 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 62.0.3 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Firefox ESR 60.2.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.0.1309.37 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 3.15 now preserves size and position of the properties window. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 60.2.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 8.31.0.92 adds URL previews. You likely received a warning that previous versions (6.x and 7.x) of Skype would soon no longer be supported even if you’re already running the latest version. It’s time to upgrade to 8.x, like it or not.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

uTorrent 3.5.4.44632 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.37.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201810 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.8.7035 adds filtering for writeable drives. This is not a security update.
https://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 6.6 improves performance and video player, adds mouse gestures, date range filtering, and expands the batch tool. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

iTunes 12.9 adds compatibility with iOS 12 and adds features to Apple Music. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version. This is a security update.
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PlayStation PS4 6.00 is a major update adding new features and performance improvements. This is a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 19.008.20074 is the third security update for Adobe Acrobat and Reader released in the last month. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Audacity 2.3.0 resolves over 90 bugs, improves stability, and adds new features. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Paint.net 4.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

IcoFX 3.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://icofx.ro/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.1.2 resolves 70 bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Security Software Updates

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

RogueKiller 12.13.4 adds detections. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1264 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 3.00 adds support for Simple Cache for HTTP Chrome format. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 10.2.1.6 adds support for new encodings, improves reliability and adds new output formats. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 8.5.4 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

NTLite 1.7.0.6522 improves cleanup, component selection, and adds support for 1809. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

1Password for Mac 7.2.1 adds support for Mojave, dark mode, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

1Password for Windows 7.2.581 resolves several bugs, improves performance and reliability. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

8GadgetPack 27.0 adds support for 1809, improves compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update. After upgrading or installing 1809 you will need to run the configuration wizard again to reactivate 8GadgetPack.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

GoodSync 10.9.10 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Bitcoin 0.17.0 adds new features, performance improvements, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

CintaNotes 3.12 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

DesktopOK 5.71 adds support for 1809, improves reliability, adds spacing and size controls, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

IsMyHdOK 1.51 is a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

DiskMaker X 8.0 adds support for building Mojave. This is not a security update.
https://diskmakerx.com/

HWMonitor 1.36 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

SimpleWMIView 1.33 now supports stdout with an empty string for filename. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

USBDeview 2.76 now supports stdout with an empty string for filename. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

OSForensics 6.1.1001 improves case manager, and adds many new features, bug fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

PointerStick 3.36 adds support for custom graphics for the pointer stick. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

Rufus 3.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

SystemRescueCD 5.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

WSUS Offline 11.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Redemption 5.18.0.5142 adds support for Outlook 2019, Windows 10 1809, and Outlook Centennial, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

SQLite 3.25.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.2.18-124319 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

TinyMCE 4.8.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.tinymce.com/download/

MailEnable 10.19 adds support for SNI, improvements to webmail, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

Nextcloud Server 14.0.1 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

ScreenConnect 6.7.19864.6828 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Joomla 3.8.13 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

Antispam Bee 2.9.0 improves integration and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Autoptimize 2.4.0 refactors the code, adds several cache-integration features, improves minification, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 3.2.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.25 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Redirection 3.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 7.0.11 resolves 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/

Updates 2015-04-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Relatively light load today. The typical computer should see roughly 150mb in updates, though Mac and iOS devices can expect roughly 1.3gb in updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 12 updates to address issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Microsoft Office, and MSRT (~88mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, iTunes, Safari, Xcode, Apple TV, and Pro Video Formats. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

OS X 10.10.3 Security Update 2015-004 corrects 79 security issues in 27 components. Some of the vulnerabilities have been known since 2013, and exploitation is already underway. Be aware that no prior version of OS X will ever be patched for some of the vulnerabilities, so like it or not, it’s time to switch to Yosemite!

iOS 8.3 corrects over 50 security issues in 26 different components from Backup to Safari. This update is known to cause problems with Touch ID in the App Store, but the inconvenience is worth the security improvements.

Adobe AIR 17.0.0.144 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.169 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.

PS4 2.50 adds application suspend feature, backup and restore support, accessibility improvements and Dailymotion integration. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

BullZip PDF Printer 10.11.0.2338 improves various macro and compatibility settings. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 14.3.0.0 improves compatibility, adds NVIDIA SHIELD support, and corrects a bug with the built-in updater. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Samsung Kies3 201504 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Samsung SideSync 3.2.6.1130 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Toshiba Service Station 2.2.14 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?toshibaservicestation

Browser Updates

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

Safari 8.0.5, Safari 7.1.5, and Safari 6.2.5 are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 42.0.2311.90 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 37.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.33.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.21 is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.6.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.77 improves status preservation. 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.

Java 8u45 is a security update. If you do not have Java, DO NOT install it!
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.3.0.101 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

WinSCP 5.7.2 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 3.4.3 adds the ability to open a local file from the Dropbox.com website. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.8.5.7193 improves the GUI, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4.3 Build 39944 improves performance, reduces traffic. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.10.3 fixes two minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.68 adds Firefox Portable support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPInfoOffline 1.40 adds support for the GeoLite City database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.16.958 provides a number of performance, stability and reliability improvements. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

iTunes 12.1.2 adds several refinements to the Get Info window and improves overall stability. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

Remote Control Collection Server 3.1.1.12 adds custom keys support, improves performance and fixes multi-monitor support. This is not a security update.
http://remote-control-collection.com/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.5.12.2862 is a security update.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (what would have been Adobe Reader 12) is released. This is a major version upgrade with security and stability improvements, however I recommend you wait until next month to install it due to the history of bonehead release problems with initial major upgrades for Adobe products.
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Artweaver 5.0.6 improves tool selection, fixes a couple stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 2.1.0 fixes several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows

Blender 2.74 adds several new features, including Cycle Rendering, improvements to the UI, Game Engine, Animation, Modeling, Particles and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

Kindle for PC 1.11.2 Build 40666 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL versions 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r and 0.9.8zf are security updates.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.1.4 is a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Avast! Home Edition 10.2.2215 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

KeePass 1.29 is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

MSRT 5.23 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

RogueKiller 10.5.10 now uses SSL for all communication and improves activation. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

EMET 5.2 fixes several issues with EMET. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.2.5.19 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

VideoCacheView 2.82 improves support for Pepper/Flash wrapped files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.3.2 provides bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

XSplit Gamecaster 2.2.1502.1741 fixes stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.9.2 adds support for newer media, improves quality for media with mastering errors and provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

AVStoDVD 2.8.1 updates libraries, fixes several bugs, improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

DVDFab 9.1.9.6 adds support for newer media. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.13 adds support for newer browsers, toolbar improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.9.18 improves compatibility with several services, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Synergy 1.6.3 fixes several bugs, including focus fixes and binary signing. This should be treated as a security update.
http://synergy-project.org/download/

Aomei Partition Assistant 5.6.3 updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.disk-partition.com/

TeamViewer 10.0.40798 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Easy2Boot 1.64 fixes a bug with XP install. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2085 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.70 adds “copy filenames” option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

TcpLogView 1.15 adds the ability to write to a log file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.70 adds option to send WOL to specific predefined segments. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.79 now displays an error when a Wifi adapter is not found. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.04.5151 provides several cleaning improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.52.1086 adds Ext4 support, improves scanning of various formats and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

RapidEE 8.0 build 927 updates French translation. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Seagate DiscWizard 16005840 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/discwizard-master-dl/

GPU-Z 0.8.2 updates supported hardware, adds Windows 10 support, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

SpeedFan 4.51 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

SSD Life 2.5.82 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://ssd-life.com/eng/download-ssdlife.html

SystemRescueCD 4.5.2 updates kernel, various components. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

WSUS Offline 9.6 provides a number of bug fixes and improvements, including Windows 10 support. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

DiskMaker X 3.0.4 fixes a stability bug and adds translations. This is not a security update.
http://diskmakerx.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.11 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

MySQL 5.6.24 provides dozens of bug fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.26-98988 fixes several bugs. 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.

phpMyAdmin 4.4.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Dada Mail 8.0.0 is a major rewrite with massive performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

ownCloud Client 1.8.0 adds HiDPI support, performance optimizations, selective sync, and hundreds of fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

Drupal 7.36 fixes several bugs and stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.4.1 improves stability and versatility, and fixes over 150 bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.151 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

bbPress 2.5.6 improves notifications and email subscriptions. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.2.2.1 is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.1.1 is a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.8 updates libraries. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.6.17 adds email login sync. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 150129.3 is the final release of Quick Cache, code has been migrated to ZenCache. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.3.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.3.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.7.5.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

ScreenConnect 5.2.8724.5567 fixes several bugs with Linux hosts, improves unattended setup, code signing and audio sync. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2014-10-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s BASH Tuesday! October is here. September was awful. There were 3.5 update cycles in September and a large number of vulnerabilities released for a wide array of software and hardware. The most significant of these was Shellshock, a vulnerability discovered in late September which directly impacts almost every Linux-powered device and operating system for over 20 years. The scope of this particular vulnerability made Heartbleed look minor. However, as significant as it is, it doesn’t directly affect most consumers. The most significant issue for most consumers is going to be those devices they don’t think of as having an operating system: stuff like security cameras, automatic lights and even cars. Many of these run a form of Linux that if networking is enabled opens them up to the potential for exploitation. When in doubt call the vendor. Or me. 😉

Today brings a relatively light load of updates. The typical computer will require less than 300mb in updates today.

I always remind everyone to do their backups, but this month it’s really important. Yesterday HP disclosed that they “accidentally” allowed one of their certificates to be used to “sign” malware, enabling the malware to bypass various security precautions on many computers. They plan to revoke this certificate and re-key their software next month, but this will invalidate the recovery partition on many HP and Compaq computers. If something happens to an affected computer that requires reinstalling the operating system, it could be prevented unless media (which you have to make yourself) is used. Back your content up now, and if you haven’t done so yet, create your “recovery media” as soon as possible.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, MS Office, Developer tools, and .Net. This includes security updates (80-185mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iOS, printer drivers and BASH. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required. Apple plans to release OS X Yosemite (10.10) this Friday. Yosemite will support all hardware supported by Mavericks, so if you are running Mavericks, you can update to Yosemite for free through Apple Software Update this weekend.

iOS 8.0.2 is the first mostly-stable release of iOS. You can install it now. Use iTunes or Settings, General, About to install this update. Back it up first!

Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.189 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 15.0.0.293 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
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 SideSync 3.0.3.663 does not provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.4.1.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 38.0.2125.101 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 33.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.29.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

K-Meleon 74 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.2.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 3.00 adds the ability to control autocomplete list limit. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.21.0.104 reduces interface clutter. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

DynDNS Updater 5.2.0 is a security update.
http://dyn.com/apps/updater/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.55 adds configuration import and export options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.56 improves sorting for IP. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Connectify Hotspot 9.2.1 improves the look and feel, performance, and stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 2.10.41 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

ARChon 1.2 improves cross-platform reliability. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/vladikoff/chromeos-apk/blob/master/archon.md

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.7.8 updates included codecs, improves hardware and subtitle support. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5118 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cdbxp

MPC HC 1.7.7 updates included libraries and corrects dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

Office Updates

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

Audacity 2.0.6 corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows

Blender 2.72 adds several new features, improves performance and fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

Lightworks NLE 12.0 adds dozens of new features, improved controls and rendering, and nearly a hundred bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.0.3 fixes dozens of bugs including performance and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

KeePass 1.28 provides several bug fixes and a new quality indicator. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

OpenSSL 1.0.2 is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.28 adds secondary sorting support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

SmartSniff 2.11 adds always-on-top and secondary sorting support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.73 updates the MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Junkware Removal Tool 6.3.3 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://thisisudax.org/

RogueKiller 10.0.1 is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1158 is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.76 improves Chrome support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.10 improves reliability and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.9.9.7 improves sync with several services, corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

BFGMiner 4.9.0 updates included libraries, provides dozens of bugfixes and improves stability. This should be treated as a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Bitcoin 0.9.3 fixes minor bugs and adds translations. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

UpdateChecker 1.040 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_update_checker/

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2067 provides several bug fixes, adds msg file export for PST files, adds bulk copy, improved UTF-8 detection, ‘search within’, and summary information. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SearchMyFiles 2.51 adds ‘size on disk’ column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

USBDeview 2.37 adds the ability to decode device serial numbers. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

CCleaner 4.18.4844 provides several bug fixes, improves application support and 64-bit support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

CPU-Z Installer 1.71 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

LicenseCrawler 1.43.732 improves Adobe support and network support, updates engine and provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.18-96516 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Many VMware devices are subject to the Shellshock vulnerability disclosed late September. Check your specific hardware against the list below for updates:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0010.html

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.4, 4.1.14.5 and 4.2.9.1 are security fixes. phpMyAdmin 4.2.10 provides several additional bug fixes.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ColdFusion 11u2, 10u14, and 9.0.2u7 are security updates.

MailEnable 8.55 corrects several bugs and improves webmail. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.32 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Joomla 3.3.6 is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

SMF 2.0.9 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

Updates 2013-11-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Several of the updates this month patch security holes that are being actively exploited in the wild. Sometimes it’s okay to be a couple days late doing updates. This is not one of those time. Patch now.

Microsoft released 8 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office (>70mb). Two of these updates patch vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited in the wild. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/
Be sure to select the “optional” Root certificate update and uncheck Bing Bar!

Also, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 11 this month. This is a major update with several new features — and undoubtedly will include new bugs, both at the browser and security levels, but also in rendering websites you already use. There are already reports that social websites (including Facebook) have significant issues in IE11. I strongly recommend you wait until at least next month to install it so they can work out the kinks on other people who have less to lose than you.

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS 7.0.3, iTunes 11.1.3, Safari 6.1, Apple Remote Desktop, OS X Server 3.0, Keynote 6.0, Java, printer drivers and more. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Included in this month’s cycle is OS X 10.9 (aka “Mavericks” – they’ve finally stop using cat names!). This is a major update providing security, stability and usability improvements. Oh, and for the first time Apple has decided to release a major OS update free for hardware capable of supporting it.
http://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/
After updating to Mavericks go back to the Apple Software Updater and enable automatic updates (finally!) and install the security updates that have been released since Mavericks was released a couple weeks ago.

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 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 or kindle – 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 31.0.1650.48 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 25.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.22 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.1.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.85 adds the ability to clear recent files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.5.146 is a security update. HOWEVER, if you don’t need it, DO NOT install it. Better to remove this one as it’s rarely required or important, but frequently exploited.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 6.10.0.104 does not provide a changelog. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Raid Call 7.3.0 improves Facebook connection, registration, Overlay and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.raidcall.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.42 adds configuration profile management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Connectify Hotspot 7.1 adds a stealth option for compatibility with certain networks, corrects fragmentation and forwarding issues notably with mobile devices in media streaming. This is a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 5.0.3.1614 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.3.2 Build 30260 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Trillian 5.4.13 improves Facebook connections, adds Outlook.com support, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Download the update here:
https://www.trillian.im/get/ This version also adds the ability to house your own Trillian server and Pro users can also now use Trillian for Linux (beta). More about that here:
http://blog.trillian.im/?p=2835

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.3.2 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes x86 11.1.3 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.7.2, dubbed “the update that changed the world”, provides more than 30 new features, including performance and stability updates as well as achievements and more.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.5.1 corrects the scroll bug with synaptics touchpad and adds search and sort within function list. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Adobe Photoshop 13.0.6 corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Prelude CC 2.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe After Effects CC 12.1 adds mask tracking, improved 3D camera performance, detail-preserving upscale and several more features. This version also adds Mavericks support. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 7.1 adds a number of new features and bugfixes. This is a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Media Encoder CC 7.1 is a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe SpeedGrade CC 7.1 adds support for multiple masks, SpeedLooks, Direct Link integration with Premiere Pro and other bugfixes. This is not a security update. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Drive CC 5.0.1 adds 64-bit Windows support, Mavericks support, improved responsiveness, stability and multi-byte character support. Use Help, Updates or the CC Updater to get the most current version.

Artweaver 4.0.3 adds several new features including event tracking, rotable canvas and extended team support. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 2.0.5 corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Blender 2.69 adds plane tracking and mesh bisect, improved hair rendering, modeling and more. Over 270 bugs were fixed in this release. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

Security Software

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2008 corrects issues with VPS and Metro. Be aware that in the last 2 weeks I’ve had more than a dozen calls regarding Windows XP computers being extremely sluggish and unresponsive. In every case it was directly related to the Avast 9 “update” on their computers. If you’re running XP you will need to switch to another anti-virus platform, as Avast is no longer compatible.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Stinger 12.1.0.627 improves detection for various malware. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?stinger

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1042 improves detection capabilities. This is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

DNSQuerySniffer 1.08 corrects a bug in saving promiscuous mode option preference. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.70 adds a counter reset option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Wireshark 1.10.3 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.1.6.2779 adds profile support, improved stability, EXIF orientation support and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

Open Broadcaster Software 0.583 Beta corrects issues with Elgato, and resized sources. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.65 improves Youtube detection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.1 fixes and improves Youtube detection and download. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

MakeMKV 1.8.6 updates support for AACS v44, improves reliability and stability, and a couple bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CintaNotes 2.4 improves link handling, Simplenote sync, and corrects bugs in list formatting, crash and import bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/

Synergy 1.4.15 corrects two service-related bugs. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-foss.org/

Recuva 1.49.1019 adds multi-session UDF support, improved FAT partition scanning, Unicode support, PST detection, email scanning and other bug fixes and GUI improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Speccy 1.23.569 improves performance, GUI, adds hardware support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

CCleaner 4.07.4369 adds Windows 8.1 and IE 11 support, improves cleaning across various applications. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.16.809 adds Windows 8.1 support, SSD optimization for Windows 8, improved SSD detection, SMART monitoring and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

BulkFileChanger 1.30 improves feedback and adds a column to view the time difference between creation and modification. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

DiskMaker X 3.0.1 adds Mavericks support. This is not a security update.
http://liondiskmaker.com/

FolderChangesView 1.55 adds the ability to quickly toggle monitoring for recently monitored folders from the tray, adds the ability to select monitored folder immediately at launch. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

GoodSync and GoodSync2Go 9.6.0 adds ACL and MD5 tracking, proxy support for Google Drive and Dropbox, improved compatibility with IE 11 and IPv4. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

GPU-Z 0.7.4 updates supported hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Hamachi 2.2.0.100 corrects an installation bug on 64-bit systems and configuration for Windows XP. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Win 4.1.3426 improves encryption, numlock and Wake On LAN. This should be treated as a security update.

MyEventViewer 2.05 corrects a bug in saving command-line options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetConnectChoose 1.06 corrects issues preventing operation on Windows 2000. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.78 fixes a bug with the promiscuous mode configuration being saved. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

TcpLogView 1.10 adds the ability to filter localhost connections. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.60 adds custom label support for port numbers and broadcast addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

PsExec 2.0 introduces a new option, -r, that specifies the name PsExec assigns to its remote service. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

RAMMap 1.32 adds support to Windows 8.1 and fixes support for Windows 8. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.01 fixes a reliability bug and adds integration with VirusTotal. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.3 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.2-90405 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 6.0.1 corrects a half dozen stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

MailEnable 7.55 is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.9 corrects several cosmetic bugs and a bug with SSL redirection. This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.6 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 3.7.1 adds the ability to perform minor updates to itself. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.7.1 corrects several bugs primarily for caching compatibility. This is a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.4 updates library and pre-sanitizes data before validation. This is not a security update.

Developer 1.2.5 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 5.1 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.19 corrects a half dozen bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8.8 corrects a bug with sub-folder installations. This is a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/