Updates 2014-07-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Microsoft released 6 updates for Windows and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates (~70mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS 7, ProApps, MacBook Air, Apple TV, and Safari. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 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.

iOS 7.1.2 is a security update. The easiest way to install it is through your Apple mobile device “OTA” or over-the-air. Make sure you’re online with Wifi, then go to Settings, General, Software Update, and follow the prompts.

Browser Updates

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

SeaMonkey 2.26.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.94 adds secondary sorting and fixes a bug merging MAPIPDL records. 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 12.1.3.153 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Mumble 1.2.7 is a security update.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Evernote 5.4.1.3962 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Dropbox 2.8.4 improves proxy tolerance and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

IPInfoOffline 1.34 updates the internal IP to country database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codecs Advanced 4.6.7 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.

MPC HC x64 1.7.6 updates libraries and fixes a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.4.10.297 improves updates, installation, Twitch streaming and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Minecraft 1.7.10 is primarily a Realms featureset update. This is not a security update.

PS3 4.60 fixes a non-security stability bug.

PS4 1.72 fixes a non-security stability bug.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat 10.1.10 Pro and Standard is a security update.

Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 is a new major release of Illustrator. This is not a security update.

Adobe InCopy CC 2014 is a new major release of InCopy. This is not a security update.

Adobe InDesign CC 2014 is a new major release of InDesign. This is not a security update.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 is a new major release of Photoshop. This is not a security update.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.5 fixes several bugs, adds newer hardware support, adds support for star ratings and custom sort. This is not a security update.

Paint.net 4.0 is a major update, improving performance and memory usage, adding hardware acceleration, fine-grained history, including the ability to tune settings live to see the results (such as selection wand or paint bucket), antialiasing and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Artweaver 4.5.4 increases maximum grid size and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 6.6.7 adds OneDrive settings storage and fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

IrfanView 4.38 adds image tiling, improved command line options, adds drag & drop and several other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2021 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 1.10.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Wireless Network Watcher 1.71 adds always-on-top behavior. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4716 is a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.625 Beta corrects several non-security bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9 9.1.5.6 adds support for new DVDs, bug fixes, improvements to crop & trim, and adds watermark support. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.8.11 adds support for newer media, improved error correction, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TeamViewer 9.0.29947 provides several non-security bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

FolderChangesView 1.64 adds always-on-top support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.12 fixes a command compatibility bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

USBDeview 2.35 adds the ability to reload an individual USB hub. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.01 improves bit-detection and stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.61 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 4.15.4725 adds Chrome x64 support, improves performance and memory usage, improves wipe algorithm, bug fixes and other application support. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Agent Ransack 2014.822 improves search behavior and fixes 64-bit installer. This is not a security update.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

Bitcoin 0.9.2.1 is a security update. All Bitcoin clients should be updated.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

RoboForm 7.9.8 adds two-factor authentication, fixes bugs in sync and autoupdate. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.8.9 improves scheduling, installation, limited user support, and other bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.2.0.214 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4405 improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SQLite Database Browser 3.2.0 adds project notation support, many bug fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

Redemption 5.7.0.3868 adds several new features and a few dozen bug fixes primarily relating to import/export. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 6.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.0.5 improves installer behavior, bounce handling, UTF-8 encoding support and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.2.5 and 4.1.14.1 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.8 is a performance and bug fix release. This is not a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.30 corrects several bugs, improves defaults and installation process. This is not a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Anti-Splog 2.1.2 fixes a bug relating to super-admin spamming. This is not a security update.

BuddyStream 3.2.6 updates API. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.2 corrects a bug in image upload. This is not a security update.

Register IP – Multisite 1.6.1 cleanup, fixes typo. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.5 fixes Vimeo compatibility. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.3.10 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.12 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 2.0 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.4.2 corrects a date/time bug in Bauhaus. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.2.5 adds SSL compatibility, and consolidates plugin configuration. 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 2014-05-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Or should I say, it’s Heartbleed Fix Day!?

Over the last month, the world has made quite the news out of a popular open source security library, OpenSSL. SSL is the underlying framework for nearly all secure communication and encryption in the world, and OpenSSL is the library which powers over 2/3rds of this. This isn’t the first time that a security issue has been discovered in OpenSSL, and it surely won’t be the last. But this particular bug enables attackers to collect information from the memory of affected services and applications, effectively creating such a significant weakness that hundreds of vendors scrambled to patch the bug, while millions of accounts from thousands of sites and services were potentially compromised.

One of the worst aspects of a popular bug like this is that everyone and their mother has their own opinion of it’s ramifications, with some dismissing it entirely and others currently shaping a second (or third) layer of tinfoil. The truth is somewhere in between. This bug has dramatic significance to the security world. Cisco routers are affected (most with no fix in sight or anticipated), as are many ATM’s, many applications for every operating system platform, including email clients & servers, browsers, web servers, financial applications, routers, modems, middleware and dedicated security hardware. Some of these the individual vendors have said will never be updated. Many others require manual installation of the current OpenSSL libraries or recompiling.

As a rule, any application that touches the Internet or network should be treated as vulnerable until patched or verified to be secure. Over the course of the last month almost every affected vendor has released updates to address the vulnerability. Unfortunately, nothing short of a complete hardware and software audit can determine if you are vulnerable.

If you run a website or other web-accessible service, then before *and* after patching your software, hardware and devices, you should take the time to re-key your SSL certificates.

The important thing to understand about this vulnerability is that it first introduced over 2 years ago and only publicly disclosed last month. This means that all “secure” traffic over the entire last two years should be treated as suspect.

Change all your passwords. All of them. Really.

Re-key your SSL certificates.

Ensure that all your browsers and mobile devices are configured to check for certificate revocation.

Meanwhile, the first major exploit for now-defunct Windows XP was discovered in use the day after support for XP ended. In a move that surprised many in the security industry (myself included), Microsoft released an update to address this vulnerability to all current versions of Windows, and included a patch for XP, as well. This was a fantastic stop-gap for those still running XP, but is likely only an act of good faith, and will be the very last one you’ll see for XP.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled update series…

Microsoft released 10 updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, .NET, Visual Studio and MSRT. This includes security updates (~95mb). A reboot is required. Approximately half of these patch vulnerabilities that are either actively being exploited or were publicly disclosed.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iOS, Apple TV, AirPort, OS X and printer drivers. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.214 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 13.0.0.111 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Java 7u55 is a security update. DO NOT INSTALL Java if you do not already have it installed! Remove it if you have any doubt whatsoever that you might need it. You can always install it again if you need it. If you do have it installed, make sure you update all versions that are installed, including both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions for your operating system, if both are installed.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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.

AMD Catalyst x64 14.4 corrects a device compatibility bug. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?atidriver

BullZip PDF Printer 10.5.0.2262 is now FIPS compliant, improves encryption, adds share installation, and improved troubleshooting. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bullzippdf

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 29.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 34.0.1847.131 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.26 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.6 fixes several bugs. This is not 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 24.5.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.92 corrects a cosmetic bug. 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 12.1.1.151 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Silverlight 5.1.30214 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

Nmap 6.46 adds Heartbleed detection and fixes several crash bugs. This is not a security udpate.
http://nmap.org/

WinSCP 5.5.3 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 2.6.33 fixes several reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

DynDNS Updater 5.0.2 improves reliability with IPv6 and a service bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.dyndns.com/

Evernote 5.3.1.3363 fixes a reliability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Google Drive 1.11 improves setup, adds service shortcuts and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

BrowsingHistoryView 1.51 corrects a search bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.3.4746 updates included libraries and fixes an audio compilation bug. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

MPC HC 1.7.5 updates closed captioning, fixes CC-related crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

XBMC 13.0 is a major update that adds Android hardware decoding, performance improvements to Raspberry Pi and Android, stereoscopic 3D rendering, improved touchscreen support, UPnP, subtitles, and much more.
http://xbmc.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.7.9 is a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

EA Origin 9.4.7.2799 does not provide a detailed change log so should be treated as a security update.

PS4 1.70 adds a number of new features and fixes. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

SteamOS 07-May-2014 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader 11.0.07 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.07 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

OpenOffice 4.1.0 corrects over 300 bugs and improves reliability and several features. This is not a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Adobe Illustrator 16.2.2 is a security update. Use the Adobe Updater to install the most current version.

Adobe FrameMaker 12.0.2 is a security update. Use the Adobe Updater to install the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 7.2.2 is a bug fix release. Use the Adobe Updater to install the most current version.

Notepad++ 6.6.2 improves session handling, reliability, stability, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Artweaver 4.5.3 fixes several bugs including a crash. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2018 improves stability and reliability, especially within the stream filtering capability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AVG Anti-Virus 2014.4577 corrects a handful of bugs including several performance improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

OpenSSL 1.0.1g is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.25 adds cosmetic improvements and can now optionally add itself to the Windows firewall allow list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

RouterPassView 1.53 adds support for more hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

SmartSniff 2.10 can now optionally add itself to the Windows firewall allow list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireshark 1.10.7 corrects several bugs, improves protocol handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.1.9.13 corrects several bugs and adds string replacement for output and color scaling. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?greenshot

Open Broadcaster Software 0.622 Beta corrects a reliability bug. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

SnagIt 12.0.0 is a major update including a dozen new features, removing text capture, improved editor, and video trimming. This and newer versions no longer support Windows XP or Vista. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

VideoCacheView 2.67 corrects a cosmetic bug. 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.

DVDFab 9.1.4.2 adds rotation, mp4 and mkv support, several crash bugs, and adds multiple source support. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.8.10 improves reliability for discs with errors, improves performance, and several 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 2.6 adds search and replace, improved export and editor, and a dozen bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Bitcoin 0.9.1 is a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

BFGMiner 3.10.0 is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

CGMiner 4.3.1 is a security update.
https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer

MultiBit 0.5.18 is a security update.
https://multibit.org/

FileLocator Pro 7.2.2042 fixes a NEAR bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

GoodSync 9.8.4 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

GPU-Z 0.7.8 improves reliability and adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Intel CPU Diagnostic 2.10.0.0 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19792

LogMeIn 4.1.438x is a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Hamachi 2.2.0.188 corrects a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

NetworkTrafficView 1.85 adds cosmetic improvements and can now optionally add itself to the Windows firewall allow list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.55 improves cosmetic layout, adds more information about security mechanisms and updates internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.63 adds quick access to File Properties. This is not a security update
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

ProduKey 1.66 adds a command-line option to suppress error messages. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Acronis True Image (WDC) 16.0.0.5962 updates improves Windows 8.1 support. This is not a security update.
http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

CCleaner 4.13.4693 improves compatibility with Windows 8.1.1, Chrome, Opera, unmounted disks and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.18.945 adds performance reporting, Quick Optimize for SSD, improved health reporting, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Speccy 1.26.698 improves SMART support, Windows 8.1 compatibility, hardware detection and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

Recover Keys 8.0.3.109 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

AccessChk 5.2 adds support for file and printer shares, adds filtering options for viewing accesses related to specified accounts and now includes the System Access Control List (SACL) when it dumps security descriptors. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

PsExec 2.11 fixes a bug in the implementation of the execute as local system option on Windows Server 2003. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.1 now reports a file’s entropy, can dump information about catalog files, and can list the certificates installed in the per-user and machine certificate store. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

VMMap 3.12 fixes several reliability bugs. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.6 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 6.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.2.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Adminer 4.1.0 adds brute-force detection and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Drupal 7.28 is a bugfix following shortly after another security update. Treat this as a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpList 3.0.6 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

Dada Mail 7.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

MailEnable 8.50 adds global search and TinyMCE support to webmail, improved indexing engine, reduced bandwidth requirements, improved ActiveSync and Autodiscovery support. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

ScreenConnect 4.3.6563.5232 corrects a handful of bugs, including improved clickonce behavior and search/filter sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WordPress 3.9.1 fixes 34 bugs in the recent 3.9 release. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Activate Update Services 1.0.7 provides no changes. This is not a security update.

Anti-Splog 2.1.1 fixes a reliability update with IP blocking. This is not a security update.

Autoptimize 1.8.4 corrects a comment storage bug. This is not a security update.

bbPress 2.5.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.0.1 fixes a couple dozen bugs with the new 2.0 release. This is not a security update.

BuddyStream 3.2.5 is a compatibility update. This is not a security update.

Conditional Widgets 1.7 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.8.1 is a security update.

Cookies For Comments 0.5.5 is a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.2.1 corrects a missing file bug. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.7.2 fixes a bug in registration. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.0.4 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.4 fixes a major stability bug. This is not a security update.

Raw HTML 1.4.12 updated for WP 3.9 compatibility. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.3 corrects Facebook sharing. This is not a security update.

Theme Authenticity Checker 1.5.2 updated for WP 3.9 compatibility. This is not a security update.

Top Commentators Widget 1.4.2 is a compatibility update. This version WILL NOT work with WP 3.9+! This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 5.3 is a compatibility update. This version WILL NOT work with WP 3.9+! This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.8 corrects a couple dozen bugs, improves reliability and consistency. This is not a security update.

WP Update Server 20140421 improves logging consistency. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 1.8 adds font px support, updates TinyMCE and corrects a path bug. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.2.4.1 corrects WPML behavior, adds Windows Phone support and updates output, languages and product links. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.2.4 fixes an upload filename bug. 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 2014-03-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Once again – if you’re still running Windows XP, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as possible. Time is running out! There’s now less than 27 days and 20 hours remaining until Microsoft terminates all support for Windows XP.
https://12pd.com/amazon?windows+7+oem
The only good news on this front is that Microsoft has announced they’ll support Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Defender *for* Windows XP through July 14, 2015. This does not alleviate the simple fact that vendors don’t even patch all the holes they know about in a timely fashion (see the iOS update further down). There is absolutely no reason to believe a secure computing environment on Windows XP will ever be possible after April 8th.

Here’s a list of known (some are unpatched) holes in XP Microsoft will never address:
http://www.cvedetails.com/product/739/Microsoft-Windows-Xp.html?vendor_id=26

So far, there are 961 publicly known vulnerabilities in Windows XP — over 80 discovered only within the last year at an upward-trending average of approximately 82/year. Of those, more than half allowed an unauthenticated third party to execute code on the computer, often without anything to do with the browser. Ultimately this means that being “safe” online with an unpatched or unpatchable XP computer is impossible. The potential for drive-by exploits, service-related attacks, firewall-bypasses and so on exists regardless of whether you’ve turned off or removed java, javascript & flash. The only safe XP computer as of April 8th will be completely disconnected from the Internet.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled updates.

Microsoft released 5 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, root certificates and Exchange. If running XP you’ll also receive an update that warns you of the upcoming XPtinction. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, iTunes, QuickTime, Mac PRO SMC, Boot Camp, Safari, AppleTV, and Pages. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 7.1 + 6.1.6 are security updates — patching vulnerabilities Apple has known about for nearly two years. While 7.1 addresses over 40 vulnerabilities, iOS 6.x did not receive a complementary update for this series. If you have an iPhone 3GS or earlier, it now has unpatched security holes that will not be addressed in any future update. Use iTunes to install this update to your Apple device.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1628 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.

Netgear WNDR3400v2 Firmware 1.0.0.38_1.0.61 is a security update.
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23813

nVidia 335.23 improves performance on newer hardware, updates game profiles. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

PlayStation PS4 1.61 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 27.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 33.0.1750.149 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the current version.

Opera 20 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.14.0.104 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Connectify Hotspot 7.3 provides several stability fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 2.6.18 corrects a multi-user sync bug, improves accuracy of observation, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.2.0.2946 improves connection stability, requires password in offline mode and other fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4 Build 30635 corrects an issue with updates, removes support for older hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 6.6.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.5.2 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.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.3.4643 adds support for ALAC, improves error reporting, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.1.5 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to install the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.1.3 fixes several crash & reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

QuickTime 7.7.5 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.7.5 adds minigame support, server-side improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

EA Origin 9.4.6.2792 fixes issues with social profiles and chat and several other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 4.5.1 improves reliability of reading corrupted files, PSD and display improvements. This version also fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 6.5.5 adds wildcard and recursive parameter support, auto-detection for file encodings, word-completion in certain environments, enhances function list behavior, and several bugfixes, including crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 14.0.4900 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software

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

Wireshark 1.10.6 corrects a couple dozen bugs, improves performance, updates protocol support and improves capture.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.613 Beta improves fixes several bugs, improves profile support, adds controller hotkeys. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

SnagIt 11.4.2 improves scrolling in Chrome, fixes several crash bugs, and improves performance with Screencast.com
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.9 corrects several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.5 corrects several compatibility issues with Chrome and fixes autoupdate related bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.7.9 corrects several protocol bugs, improves reliability and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 4.11.4619 adds newer application support, improves scheduler, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

CintaNotes 2.5.1 improves reliability, corrects bugs with sync, markdown, crashes, tray icon and more. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cintanotes

GPU-Z 0.7.7 adds newer hardware support, improves display performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Hamachi 2.2.0.173 adds crapware to the installer. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Process Explorer 16.02 adds a refresh button to the thread’s stack dialog and ensures that the Virus Total terms of agreement dialog box remains above the main Process Explorer window. This is not a security update.

Process Monitor 3.1 adds registry create file disposition (create vs open) and a new switch, /saveapplyfilter, which has Process Monitor apply the current filter to the output file as it saves it. This is not a security update.

PSExec 2.1 now encrypts all communication between local and remote systems. This is a security update.

Sigcheck 2.03 fixes a bug that caused the output of the –u switch to include signed files, and fixes several other minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 9.0.26297 adds ‘best fit’ display scaling and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

QuickSetDNS 1.01 adds Router DNS item which allows you to choose the internal DNS server of your router.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

USBDeview 2.30 corrects a bug related to UAC. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.62 adds the ability to specify hostname and broadcast address. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhosIP 1.08 updates internal countries file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiInfoView 1.36 adds detection for 802.11ac networks. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.5 corrects several 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.

PPSSPP 0.9.7.2 corrects a major stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 4.3.8-92456 corrects several dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and memory leaks. 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 4.1.9 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 4.2.6273.5177 adds several new features (including improved reliability and handling of Mac+Linux installs). This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Joomla 3.2.3 is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable 8.03 corrects several bugs with ActiveSync, IMAP and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

BuddyStream 3.2.3 corrects several compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.6 updates branding and FAQ. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.7.2 corrects CAPTCHA bypass bug and updates libraries. This is a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.0.3 removes superadmin check, adds indicator for Network Only plugins and Favicons. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.2 updates colorbox compatibility. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.5 corrects several bugs, improves admin display. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.1.9 updates footer link code. 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 2014-02-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Once again – if you’re still running Windows XP, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as possible. Time is running out! There’s only 1 month, 24 days, 21 hours and 45 minutes remaining until Microsoft terminates all support for Windows XP. The only news on this front is that Microsoft has announced they’ll support Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Defender on Windows XP through July 14, 2015.

Microsoft released a dozen updates for Windows, .NET, MSRT, Internet Explorer and Exchange. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iTunes, Pages, Pro Apps, and iCloud Control Panel. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 7.0.5 is a security update. Use iTunes to install this update to your Apple device.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 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

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

nVidia 332.21 adds newer hardware support, GameStream and ShadowPlay, and updated game profiles. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Netgear WNDR3400v2 Firmware 1.0.0.44_1.0.71 is a security update.
http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/en/product/WNDR3400v2

Wacom Pen and Touch 5.3.3-3 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://us.wacom.com/en/support/drivers

PS3 4.55 improves reliability during format. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

PS4 1.60 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 32.0.1700.107 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 27.0 is a security update. Among other minor changes, this version also adds the ability to deobfuscate javascript within the debugger. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.24 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 24.3.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.65 adds an image preview option. 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.

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.9.149 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Mumble 1.2.5 is a security update.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Skype 6.13.0.104 fixes several performance and stability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 2.6.8 corrects several reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Evernote 5.1.2.2387 adds offline authentication and improved session management. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.7.4.1 adds SOCKS4 support and fixes several bugs, including file-change handling. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Google Drive 1.14.6059.0644 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

IPNetInfo 1.53 adds the ability to disable active IP selection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

WinSCP 5.5.1 updates libraries, fixes a couple dozen bugs and improves consistency in user interface. This is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 11.1.4 is a security update. Be aware that this update frequently causes problems during installation, requiring the removal of most Apple products, a reboot, then a sequential reinstall of each Apple product you use. That said, this *is* a security update, so if you have iTunes (and use it) please install this update right away. If you do not require iTunes, I recommend you take this opportunity to remove it. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version, or download the complete installer here:
https://12pd.com/click?itunes
If you’re one of the many that experiences problems upgrading, follow this link for the process to fix it:
https://12pd.com/click?fixitunes

MPC HC 1.7.3 corrects several bugs and updates translations. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

VLC Media Player 2.1.3 corrects several performance, stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.4.1.116 corrects several bugs, including reliability and compatibility issues. This is not a security update.

Borderlands 2 Save Editor 230 adds support for the new Borderlands 2 content released today. This is not a security update.
http://blog.gib.me/2014/02/11/borderlands-2-save-editor-revision-230/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 4.5 adds several new features and formats, improves networking capabilities, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 11.5 adds support for direct screen capture, retina, simplified section replace, background processing, many other new features and dozens of 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.

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2013 improves compatibility with Dropbox, Flickr, Stream Filter, Google Earth and fixes several crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Bitmessage 0.4.2 corrects a handful of bugs, including stability and potential security/DOS issues. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.60 Beta provides several bugfixes, improves UI and mic handling. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.2.5 finally adds history display, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.8.8 improves reliability for discs with mastering errors, fixes several bugs and adds several new features to expert mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.3 corrects a couple dozen bugs including compatibility with new limitations imposed by Chrome and Firefox, import fixes, and updater improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.7.8 improves SkyDrive performance, fixes reconnect ability within SFTP, FTP and file system, and UPNP fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn has removed all free services and is raising prices for paid services — with no advanced notice given to many customers. LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4141 and LogMeIn Win 4.1.4132 change cosmetic aspects of the LogMeIn installation to rename features to eliminate the ‘free’ branding. If you’re still using LogMeIn, now would be a good time to look elsewhere. If you’re a subscriber to SaferPC Updates you’ll see that LogMeIn is being replaced on your devices this cycle.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Hamachi 2.2.0.130 corrects stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

TeamViewer 9.0.25942 adds tab support, “best fit” scaling, improved WOL, and two-factor authentication. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Agent Ransack 2014.819 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?agent ransack

CCleaner 4.10.4570 corrects several bugs and improves application support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.17.898 adds SSD support, improves performance and memory usage and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.50.1036 adds ISO9660 support, junction point recovery, and recovery from unmounted drives. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Speccy 1.25.674 adds ReadyBoost detection, improves display for network adapters, disk transfer accuracy and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

DiskMaker X 3.0.4 fixes several bugs, including the dreaded 10006 error for non-English systems. This is not a security update.
http://liondiskmaker.com/

GPU-Z 0.7.6 adds support for newer hardware, improves BIOS reading, and adds support for reading graphics memory vendor. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Disk2vhd 2.01 fixes a crash bug converting to VHDX format and adds a command-line switch, -c, to have Disk2vhd use online copy instead of Volume Shadow Copy. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.01 fixes crash bugs relating to VirusTotal column and verifying digital signatures. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

PsPing 2.0 adds UDP latency and bandwidth testing, support for timed tests, introduces custom histogram support, has an option for automatically opening Windows firewall ports during execution, and includes usability enhancements. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.02 fixes a bug that caused the –u switch to filter results incorrectly. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

NetworkTrafficView 1.81 now integrates with IPNetInfo. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.47 adds wildcard content support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

TcpLogView 1.12 now integrates with IPNetInfo. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

USBDeview 2.29 corrects a bug in the power display for USB 3.0 devices. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.30 adds average signal quality, advanced options, and the ability to clear the networks list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.16 corrects dozens of bugs in InnoDB, replication and more, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseGit 1.8.7 corrects a couple dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Web Package Updates

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

ScreenConnect 4.1.6060.5144 adds VoIP to client, android shell commands, preserved hostname-to-IP data, improved file transfer and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

MailEnable 8.01 corrects several bugs, including memory leaks. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Adminer 4.0.3 corrects session pollution bug, improved key handling. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 6.8.0 removes FCKeditor, updates TinyMCE, adds moderation, message received notification, Amazon SES auto-adjust batch sending rates and more. This is a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.26 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.2.2 fixes over 125 bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

phpMyAdmin 4.1.7 corrects several bugs, including authentication and reCaptcha issues. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.7 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 3.8.1 corrects over 30 bugs including taxonomy issues and idle submit buttons. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.8.1 corrects a style bug. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 1.9.2 fixes several bugs including a potential XSS. This is a security update.

BuddyStream 3.2.2 adds Instagram and fixes the cronjob. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.7 updates included libraries, adds free_text support, improved styling and class support and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.6.2 corrects an activation bug. This is not a security update.

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.4 corrects an activation bug. This is not a security update.

Theme Authenticity Checker 1.5.1 adds compatibility with the newest version of WP. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.0 adds dozens of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.2.4 corrects a strange character bug. 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 2013-07-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! I’m happy to report that many vendors are now treating Patch Tuesday as sacrosanct, releasing their updates to coincide with the release cycles of the major players like Microsoft, Apple and Adobe. This is good news for everyone. There’s nothing worse than installing a bunch of security updates across a bunch of devices on Patch Tuesday only to have to do it all again a couple days later. Of course, it also means that this month we’ve got over a hundred updates.

Microsoft released 19 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, DirectShow, Windows Media Format Runtime, Silverlight, Microsoft Office, .NET Framework, MSRT, and Windows Defender. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. IMPORTANT: You will likely need to install updates, reboot, and then return to Windows Update to install another remaining update (don’t forget to ‘check’)!
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, RAW Compatibility and Java. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94 is a security update. For Windows:
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
For OS X:
https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.3.133 is a security update. It is my recommendation to remove Shockwave unless you absolutely require it. If, and only if, you require it, update below. If you do not require it, remove it.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 7u25 is a security update. If you do not absolutely require it, remove it!
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many of these updates may also apply to your tablet, phone or kindle – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Trolling for the Public Good

I spent almost an hour on the 4th of July trolling a scammer from “Microsoft Tech Support” who claimed my computer told him I was infected. Read more about this experience here:
https://saferpc.info/2013/07/microsoft_technical_support_scam/
Bottom line: Just because someone with an accent calls you doesn’t mean you should give them access to your computer!

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.

HP Universal Print Driver 5.6.5.15717 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.hp.com/go/upd

nVidia 320.49 adds newer hardware support and improved performance. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

WD SmartWare Software 2.1.0 corrects a stability error. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?wdsmartware

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 22.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 28.0.1500.71 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

HTTrack 3.47.21 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?httrack

Opera 15.00 is a major version upgrade which, among other things, replaces the rendering engine with the Chromium engine (the same as used in Google Chrome). This, automatic updates, and several other features are a major step forward for Opera – so if you’re using Opera – upgrade now. While this is not technically a security update, since the previous version will no longer be supported at any level, it’s strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately. Use Help, About to install the most current version – and you’ll probably need to run it several times since this feature was always kinda flaky.

SeaMonkey 2.19 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 17.0.7 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.68 adds ‘like’ matching wth wildcard support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.55 adds ‘like’ matching wth wildcard support. 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.

Trillian 5.3.16 fixes a number of bugs, including XMPP and IRC crashes, fixes for Twitter, connectivity issues with certain firewall setups, and a few enhancements to some commonly-requested features like the send button and service icons. This is not a security update.
http://trillian.im/

Skype 6.6.0.106 corrects issues with screen & file sharing, video messaging, crashes & hangs as well as other issues. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

BrowsingHistoryView 1.33 improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DownTester 1.30 adds an option to append to the automatic report instead of overwriting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/download_speed_tester.html

FileZilla 3.7.1.1 is an installer and translation update. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Google Drive 1.10.4769.0632 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Google Earth 7.1.1.1871 corrects a handful of stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

uTorrent 3.3.1 Build 29812 corrects a bug with the installer shim. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Bitmessage 0.3.4 corrects several bugs and improves modularity of the code base. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

Codec Updates

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

ADVANCED 4.1.8 (formerly Win7 Codec Package) updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

ADVANCED x64Components 4.1.8 (formerly x64 Components) updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 corrects a number of bugs and adds several features. This is a security update.
http://imgburn.com/

MPC HC 1.6.8 updates included components, cprrects several bugs relating to audio, subtitles, capture and rendering. This is a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Winamp 5.64 updates included components and fixes a number of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.6.2 & Minecraft Server 1.6.2 adds horses, donkeys, carpets, name tags and modifies the function of texture packs to add audio capability, and improves sprinting. This version also adds ctrl+click as a right-click alternative on Mac. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Lightroom 4.4.1 improves artifact handling and RAW support. This is not a security update.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5600
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5599

Adobe Application Manager is an updated installation tool for Creative Cloud. Install this update only if you’re experiencing installation- or update-related errors.
https://creative.adobe.com/products/creative-cloud

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7.1 Update fixes an issue with Bridge crashing when browsing TIFF files and REMOVES COMPATIBILITY with Photoshop versions prior to CS5. This should be treated as a security update.
Win: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5603
Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5602

Gimp 2.8.6 provides a number of fixes in saving, brushes, and other features. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?gimp

Notepad++ 6.4.2 corrects a handful of errors. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 13.0.4124 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.2 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?jrt

PassRec 2.15 updates included tools. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/password_recovery_tools.html

SmartSniff 2.06 fixes HTTP POST URLs display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Stinger 11.0.0.397 adds new detections. This is a security update.
http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SiteShoter 1.42 corrects a port-related URL bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/web_site_screenshot.html

VideoCacheView 2.50 adds partial IE10 support. 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.

DVDFab 8.2.2.9 Qt updates decryption methods, fixes crashes and improves CUDA compatibility. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

DVDFab 9.0.4.7 corrects a dozen crash, freeze and other stability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.0 fixes support for Firefox 22, improves reliability in Chrome, Sync and other changes. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rfe

Goodsync 9.5.3.3 fixes issues with SkyDrive, Google Docs and DAV. This version also removes support for Amazon Cloud Drive (per Amazon’s request). This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

TeamViewer 8.0.19617 simplifies installer, adds docking support, and other fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?teamviewer

Autoruns 11.62 doesn’t provide a recent changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 15.31 doesn’t provide a recent changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Strings 2.52 doesn’t provide a recent changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 4.03.4151 adds support to restart automatically, and improves cleaning of several applications. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

CPU-Z Installer 1.65 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

GPU-Z 0.7.2 adds support for newer hardware and fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

BlueScreenView 1.51 adds 64-bit support, and sorting by timestamp. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

BulkFileChanger 1.25 adds environment variable parsing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

DriverView 1.43 adds secondary sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

FolderChangesView 1.35 adds wildcard filtering for both inclusion and exclusion. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.00 adds additional viewing options including user-filtering. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetConnectChoose 1.01 adds font selection support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

Password Security Scanner 1.19 adds Firefox 22 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SearchMyFiles 2.40 adds vastly improved search, filtering and exclusion including expanded patterns and environment string support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WifiInfoView 1.25 adds BSS Type Summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

RapidEE 8.0 build 902 corrects a stability bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.0 adds coloring in Blame, vastly improved merge capabilities, repo browsing, updated libraries and more. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.16-86992 adds a number of stability and reliability improvements, including improved performance with passthru devices. 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.

Coldfusion 10.x and 9.x has a new security update available. You can get it through:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-19.html

Adminer 3.7.1 corrects a dozen bugs, primarily indexing and UI improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 6.4.3 corrects subscription quotas. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

MailEnable 7.09 is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Movable Type 5.2.7 corrects cosmetic and block tag bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

phpMyAdmin 4.0.4.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SQLyog x86 11.2.0-2 adds connection memory support and corrects a memory exhaustion crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/sqlyog/

WordPress 3.5.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Activate Update Services 1.0.6 is a versioning change only – no code is changed.

BuddyStream 3.0.4 updates Twitter API, cleans up SQL and fixes several other bugs. This is a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.1 improves CSS. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.4.2 fixes several bugs, adds cache-breaking to JSON calls. This is not a security update.

Cookies For Comments 0.5.5 is a security update.

Developer 1.2.1 adds MP6 to recommended plugins. This is not a security update.

WP Geocode Filter 1.0.12 fixed a missing requirement. This should be treated as a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.7 fixes issues with Twitter sharing and comment posting. 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/