Updates 2016-09-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1500mb in updates today. It’s a big one. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Silverlight, Microsoft Office, Exchange, .NET, Internet Explorer, Edge, Flash and MSRT (~600mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS (9.3.5, 10.0 and 10.0.1), watchOS 3, Xcode 8, print drivers and iTunes 12.5.1. Xcode 8 is a security update, and adds support for iOS 10. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 10.0.1 is the first security update to the new version of iOS 10 that was released this morning (and reportedly bricking devices). Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe AIR 23.0.0.257 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.162 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.

BullZip PDF Printer 10.25.0.2552 reduces output PDF size, improves usability and resolves PDF reader bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.2.0 fixes several bugs and improves AMD removal. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Intel Driver Update 2.6.1 resolves the re-download problem, fixes several bugs, adds new categories and improves manual search. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 372.70 is a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 53.0.2785.113 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 48.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 45.3.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

NK2Edit 3.25 adds import from message store, and logfile support under the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.95 resolves a crash bug. 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.

DiscordApp 20160824T175021 adds new emojis, profile fields, user sync, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

Skype 7.27.0.101 adds new styling to Skype. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

aria2 1.26.1 fixes a bittorrent bug and improves naming for pre-existing files.
https://aria2.github.io/

curl 7.50.2 is a security update.
http://winampplugins.co.uk/curl/

WinSCP 5.9.1 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Dropbox 10.4.25 still doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or preferably, abandoned. Software that doesn’t provide change-logs uses the fancy magical ability called “ignorance” to convince you to upgrade, possibly to a hacked or hijacked version, with no hope of validation from the author. A company like Dropbox, valued at $8 BILLION, should be able to spare someone on their build team to compose something more detailed than “The desktop client is regularly updated with many improvements and fixes.”
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 6.2.4.3244 doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or abandoned.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4.8 Build 42576 fixes security issues with ad integration, as well as several other fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

FileZilla 3.21.0 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201609 is a data refresh.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

BrowsingHistoryView 1.87 adds secondary column sorting and resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Google Earth 7.1.7.2600 fixes several cosmetic issues, crash bugs, cache inconsistencies, and adds support for newer hardware.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.5.1 adds support for macOS and iOS 10. This is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to get the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.7.6321 adds keyboard shortcuts to control media player, cover printing, and fixes a MDS burning bug. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

FastStone Viewer 5.9 fixes issues with straighten/rotate, drag and drop, and several other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Office Updates

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

Paint.net 4.0.12 fixes a crash bug and a selection bug on certain hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

LibreOffice 5.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.2 is a security update.
https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

Kindle for PC 1.17.0 Build 44170 doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or abandoned.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Kindle hardware security update:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202048000

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.6.1 adds Tor, SMTP and fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

Avast! Home Edition 12.3.2280 improves performance. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Gpg4win 2.3.3 is a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

DNSQuerySniffer 1.57 now activates WinPCap automatically if found. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 2.01 is a cosmetic update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OpenSSL 1.1.0 is a security update.
http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

RogueKiller 12.6.2 adds PowerShell path support, WMI support, more detections, and bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1224 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.8.1607.1936 fixes over 100 bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.8.1607.2027 fixes almost 50 bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FFmpeg 3.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

DVDFab 9.3.1.2 adds support for new media and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.10.2 adds support for new media and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.1.0.4210 improves support for Windows 10 1607 and 14905, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

RoboForm 7.9.22 improves compatibility resolves several stability issues. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CintaNotes 3.3.1 improves drag and drop support, adds Rules support, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Agent Ransack 2016.863 fixes many bugs, adds exclusion support, IFilter support, boolean support, color highlighting, tabbed interface and more. This is not a security update.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

Cygwin 2.6.0 adds support for new APIs, structures, more partitions, AzureAD and removes support for old operating systems. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

dupeGuru 4.0.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

Easy2Boot 1.83 resolves a bug in grub4dos, updates sync and drive creation tools, adds SDI_CHOCO and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

GPU-Z 1.11.0 adds support for newer hardware and displays Device IDs, which can be used for the GTX 970 lawsuit.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

iExplorer 3.9.11.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

Kingston SSD Manager 1.0.1.3 doesn’t provide a change log, so should be treated as a security update, or abandoned.
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2669 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

NetworkTrafficView 2.04 now automatically loads the WinPCap driver if found. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.73 corrects multiple single file matches bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.20 adds command line option to perform query immediately. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.77 updates the internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.45 adds audio notifications. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 2.07 updates the internal MAC addresses file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.22.5724 improves support for various applications.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.11 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Sysmon 4.12 introduces more powerful filtering capabilities, now reports the status of CRL checking and fixes a bug where certain configuration files could cause the driver to blue screen. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.54 fixes a bug that could result in it reporting signed files that have been modified as having a valid signature. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Autologon 3.1 now validates credentials before accepting them. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.31 fixes bugs that caused it to crash when processing some boot logs and when saving logged events to a backing file. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.8.1 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TeamViewer 11.0.65452 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.7.3 fixes several bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 3.0.399 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/c9eb3ba8-0c59-4944-9a62-6eee37294597

GitHub Desktop 3.3.0 updates libraries and fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

MySQL 5.7.15 fixes dozens of bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Visual Studio 2015 CE 3 adds a dozen new features including Universal Apps tools, node.js tools, cordova improvements and much more. This is not a security update.
https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#d-community

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 5.1.6-110634 fixes dozens of 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.

TinyMCE 4.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.1.9 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.org/en/download

MailEnable 9.18 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

ColdFusion 11.10 and 10.21 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb16-30.html

phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.0.11299.6071 provides a new cleaner user interface, adds support for newer operating systems, improves integration, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

WordPress 4.6.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Akismet 3.2 adds WP-CLI support, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

Antispam Bee 2.6.9 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

Autoptimize 2.1.0 improves GUI and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Custom Facebook Feed 2.4.5 fixes several bugs, adds locale support. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster (SNAP) 3.6.10 fixes several bugs, adds support for new services. SNAP is awesome, and you should drop everything now and buy it while it’s still on sale.

WordPress Importer 0.6.3 fixes several bugs and adds support for term metadata. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.9 doesn’t provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

WPtouch 4.2.5 fixes a couple 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 2015-06-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 160mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 6 updates to address issues in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer (~80mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Microsoft also announced the release date for Windows 10, a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.x (as long as you install it within the first year). Windows 10 will be released on July 29th, and will be a direct upgrade path (you won’t lose files, data or most settings or applications). You may need to reinstall some software. You may have noticed the Windows 10 logo in your system tray. You can use this to enable a local cache of the Windows 10 installation on your computer, however it will download a MINIMUM of 3gb to do so. If important updates are released before the launch in July, this could be updated or re-cached several times. If you have a slow, unstable or bandwidth limited connection, I recommend you wait until after the second Tuesday in August to enable this update. That will ensure you download the absolute least data necessary.

Adobe AIR 18.0.0.144 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.160 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me any time, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.3.0.0 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

PlayStation PS3 4.75 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 43.0.2357.124 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 38.0.5 is a performance update. This is not 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.

OutlookAttachView 2.78 adds option to skip overwriting existing files. 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 5.6.0.5 fixes Facebook and Google connectivity issues. After installing the update you will need to reopen Trillian and re-add the Facebook account. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/news/

Skype 7.5.0.102 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 3.6.5 fixes several bugs, including performance, stability and update improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.8.8.7837 corrects a bug that broke preferences during upgrade. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.11.0.2 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.70 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Google Earth 7.1.5.1557 fixes auto-update and replaces OAuth 1.0 with OAuth 2.0. This should be treated as a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.5.5666 improves CD cover printing, adds custom gaps, improved upgrade, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.3.1173 now imposes HTTPS, fixes several bugs, including improvements to on-the-fly metadata reading. This should be treated as a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

MPC HC 1.7.9 updates libraries, fixes many bugs. This is a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.5.20.5318 adds voice chat, network quality testing, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Minecraft 1.8.7 is a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.7.8.2 fixes issues with the updater. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Artweaver 5.0.7 fixes several bugs. 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.

Wireshark 1.99.6 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 6.9.1 is a security update.
http://thisisudax.org/

SecuritySoftView 1.00 is a new tool that identifies the security software for a Windows computer. This is the initial release.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/security_software_view.html

SmartSniff 2.20 adds loopback tracking. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.81 adds “Last Detected On” column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 10.8.2 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1194 is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Elgato Game Capture HD (Win) 2.1.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.elgato.com/en/game-capture-hd-support

Elgato Game Capture HD (Mac) 2.0.2 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.elgato.com/en/game-capture-hd-support

VideoCacheView 2.86 fixes a bug on some systems with IE10+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 2.3.1505.0542 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.3.1504.3030 fixes several 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 1.9.3 adds support for newer media and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.0.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.22 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

BFGMiner 5.2.0 updates libraries, fixes bugs and improves performance. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

CPU-Z 1.72.1 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 2.0.4 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

TeamViewer 10.0.43174 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4&download_id=9

LicenseCrawler 1.47 build-825 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2099 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

MyEventViewer 2.14 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetConnectChoose 1.07 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

QuickSetDNS 1.05 adds tray support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

SimpleWMIView 1.01 is a new tool for constructing WMI queries. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

TcpLogView 1.16 adds the ability to be started hidden. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

CCleaner 5.06.5219 fixes several bugs and improves cleaning. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GPU-Z 0.8.3 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Autoruns 13.4 adds support for Office addins, several more auto-start locations, and no longer hides hosting executables like cmd.exe, powershell.exe and others when Windows and Microsoft filters are in effect. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

ProcessMonitor 3.2 adds hexadecimal support, additional error code and file system control strings, and fixes a bug that prevented boot capture on Windows 10. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

VMMap 3.2 fixes a bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.0 adds the ability to show the permissions and security descriptors assigned to event logs. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.5.3 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.25 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

StrawberryPerl 5.22.0.1 updates libraries, core, and fixes bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 8.1.0 adds Magic User Templates. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

ownCloud Client 1.8.2 is a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

phpMyAdmin 4.4.9 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Plupload 2.1.4 should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.200 improves Regular Expression support in Manager. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

BuddyPress 2.3.1 adds a lot of new features and fixes. This is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.2 updates the editor. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.4.2 is a stability update. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.3.16 corrects a bug with export. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.3.10 fixes a number of bugs.  This is a security update.

WPtouch 3.7.9.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

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 2013-10-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! While not really a lot of updates today, they’re big. Most computers will require about 500mb of updates, and some will easily exceed 1gb in updates. Sigh.

Microsoft released 8 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, MSRT, MSE, .Net, Silverlight, SharePoint and Office (>100mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Apple TV, Xcode, iTunes, iOS and Safari. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates.

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1030 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.117 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Java 7u40 is a security update. If you do not have Java installed, DO NOT install it! Install Java only if you require it, otherwise, remove Java from your computer.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Adobe Reader 11.0.05 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

While we’re on the subject of Adobe, Adobe’s source management system for Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat and ColdFusion was hacked. Since code re-use is very common within any code library, and Adobe products have a history of being one of the most frequently exploited in the world, this means any secure coding issues discovered will be tested against all Adobe products in order to get the best ‘bang for their buck.’ Ultimately this means there will likely be a large number of zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe products (from Acrobat to AIR to Flash to Photoshop) over the next few months. If you don’t NEED a specific Adobe program on your computer in the near future, it would be in your best interest to remove it temporarily.

As if that’s not enough, their authentication platform for customer profiles was hacked, too. If Adobe *knows* your individual account was compromised they’ve already reset your password and notified you by email, but since they only recently discovered that any of it was hacked (again, really), it would be in your best interest to go ahead and change any Adobe-related passwords.

This goes for accounts you may have on their forum, bug reporting system, Adobe Cloud and profile manager. Your encrypted password and email address have been compromised, as well as any financial data associated with your account. If Adobe is using a global salt and the attackers have access to the passwords for some of the accounts (and you can be sure that they do), then decrypting all the account details is only a matter of time. Change your Adobe password NOW and change the passwords for any sites where you’ve used the same or similar passwords, especially email, banking and online bill payment services.

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.

AMD Catalyst 13.9 adds support for newer hardware, corrects several bugs, including crashes, performance and visual effects issues. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?atidriver

nVidia 327.23 increases performance, adds newer hardware support, adds SHIELD streaming support and corrects bugs with PhysX. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

BullZip PDF Printer 10.1.0.1871 enhanced Unicode support, adds FTP or SFTP upload option, does not change default printer, improved cleanup and color output profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

HP Universal Print Driver 5.7.0.16448 corrects several non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.hp.com/go/upd

Netgear WNDR3400v2 Firmware 1.0.0.38_1.0.61 fixes management program controls and improves SMTP handling. While not mentioned in the changelog, this appears to significantly improve stability for wireless connections as well. This is not a security update.
http://support.netgear.com/product/WNDR3400v2

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 24.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to obtain the latest version.

Google Chrome 30.0.1599.69 corrects two major stability bugs: tabs freezing and lag. This is not a security update.

HTTrack 3.47.27 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Opera 17.00 improves stability and adds pinned tabs support. Automatic update is flaky with Opera since ~12.x so if you use it, update by downloading the latest version from:
http://www.opera.com/browser/download/

SeaMonkey 2.21 is a security update. Use Help, About to obtain the latest version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.0 is a security update. This version also fixes issues with zoom, IDN and IRC.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

NK2Edit 2.82 fixes a bug with Outlook 2013. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.61 adds cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.9.0.106 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.4.144 is a security update. DO NOT INSTALL this unless you already have it installed and require it!
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Evernote 5.0.2.1392 improves session management. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.41 fixes a bug with IDN URLs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Google Drive 1.12.5329.1887 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Google Earth 7.1.2.2019 corrects several bugs with LEAP, cache and crashes and now enables SSL for Google connections by default. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

uTorrent 3.3.2 Build 30180 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.2.7 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.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.2.4291 updates included libraries, fixes import file size bug and fixed startup error on some XP systems. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cdbxp

iTunes 11.1.1 adds iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle, Podcast stations and iOS7 support. This is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

MPC HC 1.7.0 replaced internal filters with LAV, adds support for several new protocols, new command line options for device selection, improved support for subtitles, D3D, translations, Windows 8.1 and bugfixes to address stability and reliability issues. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

VLC Media Player 2.1.0 improves hardware support, performance, and much much more (over 1000 bugs fixed!). This should be treated as a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?vlc
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?vlcmac

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.7.2735 provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.6.4 fixes world generation bugs that would appear in 1.7. It is recommended that you use this version and load up important areas of your world before heading into Minecraft 1.7 (coming soon!). This is not a security update.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.05 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Artweaver 4.0.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 6.5 adds CoffeeScript support, Auto-close for parentheses, quotes, brackets, tags and user-defined pairs, multi-paste, and updated language parsing. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice 4.0.1 corrects a number of performance and stability bugs, including the missing filetype association problem.
https://12pd.com/click?openoffice

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.4.0 increases the proof of work requirement for new users, adds pubkey encryption, improved channel support, and various other bugfixes and improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

RouterPassView 1.48 adds command-line support for opening the router web interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1040 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireshark 1.10.2 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.571 provides a number of bugfixes, stability and reliability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.62 adds configuration parsing from command line. 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.

MakeMKV 1.8.5 improves handling for discs with mastering errors and provides stability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.2 adds EPM support, various website compatibility fixes, browser bugfixes, and more. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.5.7 provides several bugfixes, performance improvements and SSL fixes. This is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?goodsync
Win: https://12pd.com/click?goodsync2go
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?goodsyncmac

CCleaner 4.06.4324 improves cleaning for several applications, improves startup cleaning and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Atomic 3.5 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/

Hamachi 2.2.0.58 corrects several stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

GPU-Z 0.7.3 adds newer hardware support, fixes parsing for several components, and other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Memtest86+ 5.01 adds support for newer hardware, and corrects a bunch of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.memtest.org/

TeamViewer 8.0.22298 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

CurrPorts 2.09 improves filtering and fixes filter-related bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

FolderChangesView 1.50 adds config command-line option, recent configuration menu, and timestamp columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetConnectChoose 1.05 adds columns for activity monitoring. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

USBDeview 2.27 improves ‘open in regedit’ to minimize elevation requirement. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.55 adds configuration management. This is not a security update
. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiInfoView 1.26 adds configuration management. 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 5.6.14 corrects a number of bugs with InnoDB, partitioning, replication, and more. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 6.7.0 adds draft management, attachments, installers, and improved CAPTCHA support. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

MailEnable 7.53 provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

osCommerce 2.3.3.4 corrects issues with MySQL, UTF-8 and localization. This is not a security update.
http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

phpList 3.0.5 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.8 corrects several stability and cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 3.6.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 1.6.6 adds noptimize tagging and security improvements. This is a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.3 updates libraries. This is a security update.

Developer 1.2.4 corrects cache key and fixes beta tester promo. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.5.4 improves search for internationalization. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.3.4 is a security update.

ShortCodes UI 1.9.8 fixes database reliability. This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 5.0 updates for WP 3.7 and updates external links. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8.6 updates footer text, settings page controls and ability to share usage statistics. 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 2013-08-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Not too much this month, but it’s almost exclusively security updates. Let’s get right to it.

Microsoft released 8 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Exchange. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. IMPORTANT: Make sure you also install the “optional” root certificate update!
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X and a variety of printer drivers. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe AIR 3.8.0.870 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 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.

BullZip PDF Printer 9.10.0.1629 enables images compression by default, and adds digital signing of PDFs. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 23.0 is a security update. This version also improves content sanity for security, various diagnostic and performance improvements, and several developer features. Use Help, About to install the most recent version.

Google Chrome 28.0.1500.95 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.47.22 adds punycode support, corrects several crashes and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

SeaMonkey 2.20 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.

Thunderbird 17.0.8 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.75 adds several new switches for sanity, output preference and automation. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.56 is a cosmetic update. 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.

Yahoo Messenger 11.5.0.228 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.36 is a cosmetic change only. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.6.7.8409 provides bug fixes for editing notes across various Evernote clients. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.7.3 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Google Earth 7.1.1.1888 now enables controllers by default, and updates the LEAP API to 0.8.1. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Nmap 6.40 adds several new detections, provides bugfixes, and feature improvements. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

PuTTY installer 0.63 is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

uTorrent 3.3.1 Build 30003 improves automatic updating. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.1.6 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

ADVANCED Codec Package 4.2.2 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.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.2.4214 adds the ability to create a print contact sheet, video DVD verification, updated libraries, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

VLC Media Player 2.0.8 corrects several stability and performance issues. This is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Winamp 5.65 updates libraries, bug fixes and more. This is a security update.
http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.1.4482 adds group chat, improved notifications, installation and download improvements. 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.

Adobe Digital Editions 2.0.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

Adobe Drive 5.0 is a major version update with workflow and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Adobe Bridge 6.0.1 is a reliability update. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Dynamic Link Media Server 7.0.1 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Blender 2.68a corrects 14 bugs including crashes, and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

Notepad++ 6.4.5 corrects a bug in file history. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice 4.0.0 is a major update, providing over a thousand bugfixes, improvements and features. This is a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Scribus 1.4.3 adds QR barcode support, Haiku OS support and new professional Color Tools. This is not a security update.
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.3.5 adds a number of new distributions, improved OSX support, improved performance and other fixes. This is a security update.
https://bitmessage.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.06 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

KeePass 1.26 adds preloading via command line, database repair warning, and a number of improvements including DEP and ASLR compatibility. This is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

SmartSniff 2.07 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Stinger 12.0.0.485 adds support for newer malware. This is not a security update.
http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 1.66 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Wireshark 1.10.1 improves logging, trace and updates protocol support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.542 Beta corrects several security and performance bugs. This is a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.52 improves support for Chrome, and adds support for YouTube MPEG-DASH files.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.4 improves performance, reliability with mastering issues, audio selection and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Autoruns 11.70 adds a new option to have it show only per-user locations. This is a security update.
Disk2vhd 1.64 now supports disk sizes of up to 2 TB. This is not a security update.
Process Explorer 15.40 now shows WMI providers hosted in Wmiprvse processes, includes an autostart option and introduces a process view column that shows process DPI awareness support on Windows 8.1 systems. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 4.04.4197 improves software detection and cleaning. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.15.741 improves performance, adds file type and modified date to display, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.48.980 adds UDF support, improves LFN support and several drive performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

BlueScreenView 1.52 improves research with quick-search functionality. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.75 adds protocol grouping. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

NirCmd 2.75 adds moverecyclebin, suspendprocess, resumeprocess parameters, etitle support for find, and the ability to read Unicode files from clipboard. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

USBDeview 2.25 adds the ability to cycle devices, device control via Instance ID, and improved UAC support. This is not a security update. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.52 adds cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhatIsHang 1.20 adds 64-bit support, cosmetic improvements, and improved reporting. This is a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

WirelessKeyView 1.67 modifies application behavior to trigger fewer security alerts. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

TeamViewer 8.0.20202 improves mobile support and provides bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.1 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

MailEnable 7.50 provides compatibility fixes to installer, improved language support, and a fix for script handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.5 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.5 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

Dada Mail 6.5.2 fixes a send logging bug. This is not a security update. h
ttp://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.23 is a bugfix release. This build also provides significant changes to the image API. Don’t forget to run update.php after updating the code! This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

WordPress 3.6 is a major update that provides a more streamlined approach to uploads, embedding, autosave, revisions, post locking, updates included libraries, and more. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 1.8.1 is a minor bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.1 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Developer 1.2.2 adds WP-CLI and removes Grunion Contact Form. This is not a security update.

Front-end Editor 2.3.1 updates included libraries and translations. This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.8.1 fixes a download issue. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.3 adds a variety of new features, improved plugin compatibility, performance and more. This is a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8 improves Adsense support, fixes admin 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/