Updates 2024-06-11

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for June, 2024.

There were 460+ major hacks, and over 270 application updates this month.
It’s an average month, with about 2.5 GB of updates for most users.

This Month in Technology

4LEAF, Inc, A123Systems, Abbott, AbbVie Inc, ABN Amro, ABS-CBN Broadcasting, Absolute Telecom, AC Financial, AC Propulsion, Inc, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc, Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, Accounting Professionals LLC Price Breazeale Chastang, ADCOM911, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Advance Auto Parts, Advance Press, Adventist Health Tulare, Affiliated Dermatologists, Agrani Bank, AirAsia Group, Akdenizchemson, Al-Rajhi Bank, Allied Mechanical Services Inc, Allied Telesis, ALN Medical Management, ALO diamonds, Aloft, Alpha Capital Group, Amazon, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, Amgen Inc, Amsterdam Schools, Anchorage Daily News, Anderson Mikos Architects, Android, Archi Hives, Architecture Lejeune Giovanelli, Ardenbrook, ARRL, Ascension Healthcare Network, Association of California School Administrators, Asst Rhodense, Astagiudiziaria, Aston Villa, Astra Daihatsu Motor, Atlas Oil, Atlassian Confluence, Audubon Nature Institute, Ausgrid, Aussizz Group, Avelina, Ayoub Associates CPA Firm, B&G Foods, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Barclays, Bausch Health Companies Inc, Bayer Corporation, BBC Pension Scheme, Berge Bulk, Billericay School, Birmingham Children’s Trust, BlockTower Capital, Bluewater Health, BNB Chain, BreachForums, BreingAir, Brett Slater Solicitors, Brick Court Chambers, Bring Me the Horizon’s website, Bristol Myers Squibb, British Columbia Government, Brockton Area Multi-Services, Brovedani Group, Bruno generators, Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company, Café Soluble, California Highway Patrol, California Northstate University, Call 4 Health, Inc, Catch News, CDU, Cencora (11 big pharma companies), Center Line schools, Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, CentroMed, Centurion University, Check Point VPN, Chicago Fire Football Club, Christie’s, Cinterion Modems, Cisco Webex, City of Clarksville, City of Helsinki, City of St. Cloud, Clevo, CoinGecko, College Ahuntsic, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Comwave Networks, Continuing Healthcare Solutions, Cooler Master, Coplosa, Corr Corr, Corse GSM, Cortina Watch, Costa Edutainment SpA, Cox WiFi routers, Crandall ISD, Credit Central, Crescent Point Energy, Cressex Community School, Crooker, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance, LLC, Cryptonary, Cushman Contracting Corporation, Cylance, D-Link EXO AX4800 routers, Daniel E. Fitzgerald, CPA, Decathlon, Delano Adult School, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC, DFINITY, DG3 North America, Inc, DGT traffic authority, Digital Pix & Composites, Discovery Insure, Disney, Dkhoon Emirates, DMM, Dohman, Akerlund & Eddy, Dollmar, Doral, Florida, Dota2, DreamWall, Drive Sally, LLC, Driver Group, DRMS, Dubai government, Dynasafe, E-T-A, Easterseals Central Illinois, Eden Project Ltd, Egyptian Universities, Eigen crypto, Electronic Arts, Elk Grove Unified School District, Elmhurst Group, Elutia, EmailGPT, Embellir, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ernest Health Facilities, ES Pack Euro, Especialistas Contacto Directo, EU Parliament, Everbridge, Ewing Marion Kauffman School, Excel Security Corp, Experis Technology Group, Facebook, Family Guardian, Faultless Brands, FEI Systems, Fic Expertise, Financial Business and Consumer Solutions (FBCS), Fincasrevuelta, First American, FIRST Heritage Co-operative Credit Union, First Nations Health Authority, First Priority Restoration, Firstmac, Fiskars, Fluent Bit, Form I-9 Compliance, Formosa Plastics, Foxit PDF Reader, FPL Food, France Solar, Frontier Communications, Frotcom International, Fulcrum, Gala Games, Gantan Beauty Industry, Gapbuster Worldwide Pty Ltd, GE HealthCare ultrasound devices, Genentech, Inc, Georgia University System, Gestion Kronos, GitLab, GlaxoSmithKline Patient Health, Google (thousands of times), Google Chrome, Google Document AI Warehouse, Granville Food Care Limited, Graphic Solutions Group Inc, Gravetye Manor, Greater Amsterdam School District, Grupo Cadarso, Guardian Analytics, Guardian Childcare Victoria, Gulp, Hamburg Airport, Hatari Electric Co, HawkEye, Hedbergs, Heineken, Helapet Ltd, Heron Therapeutics, Inc, Hit Promotional Products, HopSkipDrive, Hotel Kiosks, HSBC, Hugging Face Spaces, Iberdrola, IBM Cloud, IBM Neural Compressor AI, Illinois Secretary of State, Incyte Corporation, Indigo ENT Group, Interactive Brokers, Inventum Øst, Iranian Hajj, Iranian Pilgrims, Iress, Isaacs Odinocki, Iseto Corporation, Islamabad’s Safe City Authority, Israel-made industrial devices, Israeli Government and Military Infrastructure, ISTA International GmbH, Ivanti EPMM, IZOMAT Praha, J & N Stone, JAVS Courtroom Recording Software, Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc, Jordano’s Inc, Jumbo Group, Kaiser Permanente, Keytronic, Klein ISD, Knowmad Mood, Kyber Post-Quantum Key Encapsulation Mechanism (KEM), Lactanet, Lane Gorman Trubitt, Lash Group, Laxmi Capital, Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, LEMKEN, LenelS2 NetBox, Les Miroirs St Antoine Inc, Levin Porter Associates, Lintas Nusa, LivaNova, Live Nation, London Drugs, London Hospitals, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), M2EConsulting Engineers, MagicLand, MAH Machine, Mainline Health Systems, Malaysia’s Railway Assets Corporation (RAC), Malone & Co, Malouf Companies, Manurewa Marae, NZ census, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Marigin, Mariposa Landscapes Inc, Matusima, McLean Hospital, MediSecure, medQ, Inc, MF Group, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft India, Microsoft Quick Assist, Midwest Covenant Home, Morton Williams, My Daily Choice, Inc, Myersville, Maryland, Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center, National Records of Scotland, Native American Health Center, NATO, Natsume Tax Accountant Corporation, Navvis & Company, LLC, Neovia Company, Netflix Genie, New Boston Dental Care, New Hampshire Public Radio, New York Times, Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited, Newman Ferrara, Nidec Motor Corporation, Nissan North America, Inc, Normie Meme Coin, North Texas Municipal Water District, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network, Northern Minerals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ntv, OakBend Medical, OmniVision, OneVue, OpenSea, Oracle WebLogic Server, Osaka Motorcycle Business Cooperative, OTR, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc, Oxford Global Resources, LLC, PAN-OS, Panasonic Australia, PandaBuy, Panorama Eyecare, Pantana CPA, Patriot Mobile, Patties Foods, pcTattletale, Peak Design, Pendle Token, PepsiCo, Pezesha, Pfizer Inc, Philippine National Police (PNP), Philips Respironics, PHP, Pope & Conner Consulting, Inc, Providence Hospital, PSG Banatski Dvor, Pulse Connect Secure VPN, QNAP NAS, QNAP QTS, Qualitas, QuoteWizard, R3 Education Inc, Rayner Surgical Inc, RDI-USA, Real Madrid CF, Red Bull, Red Cross, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Regional Obstetrical Consultants, Rex Signature Services, LLC, Richland, Washington, Rio Technology, Riyadh Airport, Robinsons Land, Robson, Rockford Public Schools, Rockwell Automation ICS, Royal Star & Garter, Räddningstjänsten Vä stra Blekinge, Samco, Sandoz Inc, Sanok Rubber Company Spólka Akcyjna, Santa Barbara Systems, Santander, Sav-Rx, Scanda, Schuette Metals, Science Po Paris, Seattle Public Library, Semicore Equipment, Service public de Wallonie, Servicio Móvil, Shirasaki, Shore Regional High School District, Sigmund Espeland AS, SLB Transit Inc, Smith and Caughey’s, Snchez-Betances Sifre & Muñoz-Noya, Snowflake, Solana Meme Coin, SonicWALL SSL-VPN, Sonne Finance, Southwark hospitals, Specialty Market Managers, Sree Hotels, SSI World, St. Landry Parish School, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), Sterling Transportation Services, Sumitomo Pharma America, Inc, Sumo, Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Sysmex America, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc, Talalay Global, Talley Group, Tamil Nadu, Tech in Asia, Telangana Police, Telefónica, Tesla’s Ultra-Wideband, Thayer Academy, The Egyptian-Sudanese Company, The Kelly Group, ThinkPHP, Ticketek Australia, Ticketmaster, Tietoevry, TikTok, Tinyproxy, Tobii Dynavox, Toshiba America, Town of Westlock, Toyota Philippines, TP-Link Archer C5400X, TRC Talent Solutions, Trib Total Media, TriLiteral, Trionfo Solutions, TruGreen, TSCOP App, UAE Ministry of Education, UK Armed Forces, United Urology Group, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, University of Chicago Medical Center, University of Delhi, University of Hyderabad, University of Siena, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Vannguard Utility Partners, Vasitam, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, Velocore, Victoria Eye Center, Victorian Freight Specialists, Vietnam Post, Visa Lighting, VIT Bhopal University, VWholesaleTour, Walmart pension plan, Walser Automotive Group, Walton County, Watt Carmicheal, WD Associates, Wealth Depot LLC, WebTPA, Welsh Rugby Union, Western Dovetail, Western Saw Inc, Western Sydney University, William S Hein & Co, Windows Defender, WIS Sicherheit, WordPress, WP Copymatic, WP Country State City Dropdown CF7 Plugin, WP Dessky Snippets, WP Easy Listing Directories, WP Fluent Forms Contact Form, WP Hash Form Drag & Drop Form Builder, WP LiteSpeed Cache, WP Meta SEO, WP Pie Register, WP Slider Revolution, WP Statistics, WP UserPro Plugin, WP Web Directory Free, WP WooCommerce, WPZOOM, XLink Bitcoin Bridge, Zuber Gardner CPA, and Zyxel NAS have reported hacking or compromises this month.

ARRL, TRAM Barcelona, Internet Archive, Queen Alia International Airport, LastPass, and Copilot have suffered from outages this month.

According to a recent study from Kaspersky, 59% of multi-site business experience monthly outages.

Last months updates broke Windows Taskbar, File Explorer, Windows Server 2019 updates, and Microsoft Outlook again, of course.

AI bots are ridiculously easy to convince to share sensitive information.

Apple is releasing a new password manager for macOS, iOS and iPadOS. But…to get an idea of how concerned Apple is about security, they’ve recently exposed that Wi-Fi on their devices can be used to geolocate any device around the globe.

Google is making it harder and harder to get help.

ICQ, my favorite messaging app from the 90s, has shut down after 28 years.

VBscript is on its deathbed.

FTX paid off whistleblowers.

Now for the good news:

Microsoft has reversed course on Windows Recall and is now making it “optional” even though it isn’t actually resolving most of the security issues or privacy risks.

Let’s Get Busy

Patch Tuesday is about average this month. The typical computer should see roughly 2.5 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to address 58 vulnerabilities in Azure Data Science Virtual Machines, Azure File Sync, Azure Monitor, Azure SDK, Azure Storage Library, Chrome, Dynamics Business Central, GitHub, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Streaming Service, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Speech, Visual Studio, Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver, Windows Container Manager Service, Windows Cryptographic Services, Windows DHCP Server, Windows Distributed File System (DFS), Windows Event Logging Service, Windows Kernel, Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers, Windows Link Layer Topology Discovery Protocol, Windows NT OS Kernel, Windows Perception Service, Windows Remote Access Connection Manager, Windows Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), Windows Server Service, Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service, Windows Storage, Windows Themes, Windows Wi-Fi Driver, Windows Win32 Kernel Subsystem, Windows Win32K – GRFX, Winlogon, and MSRT. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for tvOS 17.5.1, iOS 17.5.1, iPadOS 17.5.1, and visionOS 1.2. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 17.5.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 17.5.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

tvOS 17.5.1 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

visionOS 1.2 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 125.0.6422.169 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

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

Important Notes

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

The release of macOS Sonoma (14.x) means that macOS Big Sur (11.x) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS Monterey (12) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current — and final — release of the Windows 10 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. All non-LTS versions of Windows 10 other than v22H2 are now out of support, upgrade to v22H2 now. If you aren’t sure whether you are using LTS, you aren’t. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

The now-current release of the Windows 11 (v23H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 11 pushes you to get the latest Windows 11 release every 12 months and only supports any consumer builds for 24 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

Windows 11 is now stable and can be upgraded to if your hardware supports it, but I recommend you continue to use Windows 10 until early 2025 before you consider switching to it.

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 or use, reducing the attack surface. This includes “free” applications like Avast, OpenOffice, and games you do not actually play.

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 Adrenalin 24.5.1 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/support

Nvidia Driver 475.06 is a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Samsung DeX 2.4.1.23 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.samsung.com/us/apps/dex/

UniFi airMAX NanoStation 5AC Loco 8.7.13 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ui.com/download/software/loco5ac

UniFi Network Server 8.2.93 adds ACL rules, DNS records, MLO, BGP and Inspection support. This is not a security update.
https://www.ui.com/download/releases/network-server

Wacom Driver 6.4.6-2 adds support for newer hardware, improved reliability, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support/product-support/drivers

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.66.118 is a security update.
https://brave.com/

Firefox 127.0 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Firefox ESR 115.12.0 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

Google Chrome 125.0.6422.141 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 125.0.2535.92 is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Vivaldi 6.7.3329.39 is a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Spark 3.16.2.75403 adds calendar support. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.16.2.75440 adds calendar support. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 115.11.1 is a security update.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

AnyDesk (macOS) 8.1.0 improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

Facebook Messenger 213.0.0.22.228 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

Microsoft Teams 1.7.00.13456 resolves several bugs and improves user controls. This is not a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Mumble 1.5.634 adds over a dozen new features and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.mumble.info/

Signal 7.11.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Signal (Android) 7.8.1 doesn’t provide a detailed change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Telegram 5.1.5 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Telegram (Android) 10.13.1 doesn’t provide a detailed change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://telegram.org/apps

Tigase Server 8.4.0 adds RBL support, portable export format, improved user management and resolves dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://github.com/tigase/tigase-server/releases/latest

curl 8.8.0 resolves over 200 bugs. This is not a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 200.4.7134 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

MeshCentral 1.1.23 resolves dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://meshcentral.com/info/downloads.html

Nextcloud Server 29.0.2 resolves over a dozen bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Omada Software Controller 5.14.20.9 adds several new filters, features and controls. This is not a security update.
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/omada-software-controller/

Syncthing 1.27.8 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://syncthing.net/

Zoom 6.0.11.39959 is a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

3tene 4.0.5 improves cosmetics and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://en.3tene.com/

Grayjay 244 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs.
https://grayjay.app/index.html

Plex Desktop 1.94.1.155 doesn’t provide a detailed change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.62.1.152 doesn’t provide a detailed change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

VLC Media Player 3.0.21 improves hardware compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft Server (Java) 1.20.6 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server

Nintendo Switch 18.1.0 removes X/Twitter and social media integration and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22525/kw/system%20updates/p/989

PS5 2024.522 improves performance and stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

Steam 2024-05-21 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/593110

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat Android 24.5.0.33694 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat-android/apsb24-50.html

Adobe Audition 23.6.6 and 24.4.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/audition/apsb24-32.html

Adobe ColdFusion 2021.14 and 2023.8 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb24-41.html

Adobe Commerce 2.4.0-ext-8, 2.4.1-ext-8, 2.4.2-ext-8, 2.4.3-ext-8, 2.4.4-p9, 2.4.5-p8, 2.4.6-p6 and 2.4.7-p1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb24-40.html

Adobe Commerce Webhooks Plugin 1.5.0 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb24-40.html

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop 6.2.0.554 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/creative-cloud/apsb24-44.html

Adobe Experience Manager 2024.5 and 6.5.21 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/experience-manager/apsb24-28.html

Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 2022.3 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/framemaker-publishing-server/apsb24-38.html

Adobe Media Encoder 23.6.6 and 24.4.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/media-encoder/apsb24-34.html

Adobe Photoshop 24.7.4 and 25.9 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb24-27.html

Adobe Substance 3D Stager 3.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/substance3d_stager/apsb24-43.html

Calibre 7.12.0 improves conversion, media support and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Columns++ 1.1.2 improves performance, stability, and reliability, and adds a Timestamps and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Coises/ColumnsPlusPlus

Ghostscript 10.03.1 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.ghostscript.com/releases/gsdnld.html

Kdenlive 24.05.0 reimplements audio capture, adds group effects and automatic subtitle translation, performance improvements and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://kdenlive.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 24.2.4 resolves over 70 bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Magento Open Source 2.3.7-p4-ext-8, 2.4.4-p9, 2.4.5-p8, 2.4.6-p6 and 2.4.7-p1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb24-40.html

Manager 24.6.11.1637 resolves several bugs but does not have current release notes so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.manager.io/

Notepad++ 8.6.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

QuickBooks Pro 2022 20240529-R16_8 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

QuickBooks Pro 2023 20240529-R13_6 doesn’t provide a detailted change log. This should be treated as a security update.
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

Security Software Updates

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

KeePass 2.57 improves privacy and security or
https://keepass.info/

OpenSSL 3.3.1 is a security update.
https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

ProtonVPN (macOS) 4.3.0 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

RogueKiller 15.17.0 improves detection and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Stinger 13.0.0.127 adds new detections and improves others. This is not a security update.
https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Tails 6.3 is a security update.
https://tails.net/install/download/index.en.html

uBlock Origin 1.58.0 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

YARA 4.5.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/VirusTotal/yara/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 24.1.4 improves compression, video combine, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 13.0.1.9 improves subtitle support and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

HandBrake 1.8.0 updates libraries and resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/

IsoBuster 5.4.1 adds support for new formats and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.isobuster.com/download.php

MakeMKV 1.17.7 updates license date. This is not a security update.
https://www.makemkv.com/download/

PDF Creator 5.2.2 updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

StreamFab 6.1.8.2 improves reliability, compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

UniFab 2.0.2.3 improves performance, quality, and AI integration. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/unifab.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password 8.10.34 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

7-Zip 24.06 improves reliability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.7-zip.org/

Agent Ransack 2022.3435 resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download/

Bitcoin 27.0 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

Bitwarden 2024.5.0 adds organization item cloning and begins the manifest v3 compatibility roll-out. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.24.11060 improves cleanup and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

DesktopOK 11.24 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

dnGrep 4.2.6.0 adds several new features and updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

email-oauth2-proxy 2024-05-25 adds JWT and resolves a python compatibility bug. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/simonrob/email-oauth2-proxy

Etcher 1.19.21 resolves dependency bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Fido 1.56 adds 24H1 ISO UEFI support. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

FileLocator Pro 2022.3435 resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

Fing 3.6.3 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fing.com/products/fing-desktop-download-windows

FoneTool 2.7.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fonetool.com/download.html

Free Virtual Serial Ports 6.01.00.1309 adds several more controls. This is not a security update.
https://freevirtualserialports.com/

Git SCM 2.45.2 is a security update.
https://git-scm.com/

Go 1.22.4 is a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.6.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

grepWin 2.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stefankueng/grepWin/releases/latest

GUIPropView 1.30 adds two new action commands. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/gui_prop_view.html

NTLite 2024.5.9946 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

osquery 5.12.2 is a security update.
https://osquery.io/downloads

PowerToys 0.81.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

ProcDump 3.3 for Linux improves container support. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Sysinternals/ProcDump-for-Linux

Process Explorer 17.06 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

RoboForm 9.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.roboform.com/

Rufus 4.5 updates libraries, adds UEFI validation, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_US/

ScreenConnect 24.1.9.8915 improves compatibility, reliability, and stability, and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://screenconnect.connectwise.com/download

SetUserFTA 1.8.1 implements a workaround for the new UCPD “security feature”. This is not a security update.
https://kolbi.cz/blog/2017/10/25/setuserfta-userchoice-hash-defeated-set-file-type-associations-per-user/

Ventoy 1.0.99 updates EFI binaries and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

WinRAR 7.01 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.rarlab.com/

WizFile 3.10 adds include and exclude filters, adds more feature controls, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://antibody-software.com/wizfile/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

.NET Runtime 8.0.6 is a security update.
https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet

Android Studio 2023.3.1.20 is a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

AutoHotkey 2.0.17 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

cx_Freeze 7.1 updates libraries and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://cx-freeze.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html

GitHub Desktop 3.4.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Inno Setup 6.3.1 improves compatibility and resolves dozens of bugs. This version also removes support for older operating systems. This is not a security update.
https://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Microsoft Visual C++ 2022 Redistributable 14.40.33810.0 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist

Node.js 18.20.3 updates dependencies and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 20.14.0 updates dependencies and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 22.2.0 updates dependencies and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Python 3.12.4 is a security update.
https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/

SQLite 3.46.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Visual Studio Code 1.90 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Web Package Updates

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

HumHub 1.15.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en

Invision Community 4.7.17 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://invisioncommunity.com/

Joomla 5.1.1 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

ownCloud Client 5.3.0.13987 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.com/desktop-app/

WordPress 6.5.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 12.5.1 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

Contact Form 7 5.9.5 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Multisite Enhancements 1.7.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-enhancements/

Social Post Feed 4.2.5 resolves a couple menu bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/

WooCommerce 8.9.2 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WPBakery 7.7 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://wpbakery.com/

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2023-06-13

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for June, 2023.

This month brings critical security updates for all supported Apple products, the end of all non-LTS versions of Windows 10 other than v22H2 (if you aren’t sure whether you are using LTS, you aren’t), and new security updates for every browser every single week since last month. That’s on top of the 180+ major hacks, and over 220 application updates this month.

Prepare yourself, there will be about 4.5 GB of updates for most devices this month.

This Month in Technology

Accellion FTA, Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Albany ENT & Allergy Services, Alvaria, Inc., Android, 60,000 malicious Android apps, millions of Android-based devices have been  pre-infected, Apria Healthcare, ASAS Health, Ascension Providence, Ascension Seton, Asian Health Services, Atomic Wallet, Augusta, Georgia, Bank Syariah Indonesia, Barracuda Email Security Gateway appliances (since 2022), BBC, Bluefield University, Boots, Brightline, Inc., Brightly Software SchoolDude, British Airways, Builders FirstSource Flex Plan, Bukkit and CurseForge Minecraft mods, Burton Snowboards, Capita, Casepoint (used by SEC, DOD and Pentagon), Celer, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Chilean army, Cisco Secure Client (formerly AnyConnect), Cisco Small Business Series Switches, City of Dallas, Texas, Clarke County Hospital, Credit Control Corp, Culbertson Memorial Hospital, D-Link D-View 8, Discord, Earlens Corporation, thousands of eCommerce sites, Eisai, Elgon Information Systems, Emby, Enzo Biochem, Essen Medical Associates, Extreme Networks, Farmalink, Fertility Specialists Medical Group, FortiOS, Franklin Templeton Canada, Franklin, Tennessee, GIGABYTE PCs, GitLab, Globalcaja, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern NJ, Inc., Google Chrome, over 30 Chrome extensions, Grant Regional Health Center, Great Expressions Dental Centers, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Hillsborough County Supervisors of Elections Office, Honda, HWL Ebsworth, Idaho Falls Community Hospital, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Illinois Department of Human Services, IMA Financial Group, Inc., Infotel JSC, Intellihartx, iOS, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (again!), iPhones, iSpace, Inc., Israeli organizations, ITx Companies, JD Group, Jimbos Protocol, Kaspersky, KeePass, Kiddowares Parental Control – Kids Place, L3Harris, Lacroix, Lancaster Orthopedic Group, Latitude Financial Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Luxottica, macOS, Madhya Pradesh Power Management Co, Managed Care of North America (MCNA) Dental, Marshall Information Services, LLC dba Primary Solutions, Martinique, MedInform, Inc., MEO, Mercy Home, Mercy Medical Center – Clinton, Inc., Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Visual Studio, Minnesota Department of Education, Mountain View Hospital, Mountain View RediCare, MOVEit Transfer (since 2021 – and more coming almost daily), MSI, NextGen Healthcare, North Shore Medical Labs, Norton Healthcare, Nova Scotia government, Onix Group LLC, Orbiter Finance, Oyate Health Center, Pacific Union College, thousands of PaperCut servers, PartsSource, Inc. Welfare Benefit Plan, Pearland ISD, Texas, PharMerica, Amazon PillPack, Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants, PC, 30 Portuguese financial institutions, R&B Corporation of Virginia, the defunct RaidForums, RenderDoc, RentoMojo, ReportLab, Rheinmetall AG, Ruckus Wireless Admin, Sacramento County, Salesforce ‘Ghost Sites’, Samsung mobile devices, Scandinavian Airlines, ScanSource, Seoul National University Hospital, Sesame, Inc., Shell Recharge, SimpleTire, Skolkovo Foundation, Solutran, South and Southeast Asia government, aviation, and telecommunication organizations, South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, Sparta Community Hospital District, State of Illinois, Strava, Swiss government, Synergy Hematology Oncology Medical Associates, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, The CSC Generation Holdings, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Topcon Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Tornado Cash, Toyota Motor Corporation (over a decade), TP-Link routers, Trezor T Hardware Wallet, Tron, UI Community Home Care, Uintah Basin Healthcare, United Healthcare Services, Inc. Single Affiliated Covered Entity, University of Manchester, University of Rochester, Uranium Finance, “critical US infrastructure” since 2021, US communications infrastructure, US Department of Transportation, US government contractor ABB, Valley Orthopaedic Specialists, Vascular Center of Intervention, VMware Aria Operations for Networks, VMware ESXi servers, WhizComms, Windows 10 WordPad, Windows Internet Information Services, Windows XP activation, WordPress Advanced Custom Fields, WordPress Beautiful Cookie Consent Banner, WordPress Essential Addons for Elementor, WordPress Gravity Forms, WordPress Jetpack, Zacks Investment Research, Zellis, Zimbra, and Zyxel have reportedly been hacked or compromised this month.

ASUS routers, ChatGPT, GitHub, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure Portal, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft’s Outlook.com, Reddit, and ScanSource have suffered from outages this month.

Last months updates broke HP Office Jet printers, Surface laptop cameras, VPN performance, Windows Defender, Windows file copy, and Windows printing and audio playback.

30% of all internet traffic is malicious. Is anyone really surprised? Facebook has actually made progress against phishing by suing a registrar used primarily to create phishing domains.  The .zip TLD was released this month and it is already being used for malicious purposesMozilla was pushing full-screen ads for their VPN service. Google Ads remain one of the most common sources for malware.

Amazon has been fined $30 million over Ring and Alexa privacy violations. Microsoft will pay a mere $20 million for illegally collecting data on children in violation of COPPA. Meta (Facebook) has been fined $1.3 billion for moving data to US servers.

Call of Duty players can be identified on any platform violating their privacy. The American Hospital Association (AHA) doesn’t respect your privacy. People are sacrificing their tech, crypto and privacy in hopes of 15 minutes of fame.

Ford is so concerned about their spontaneous combustion issues, they’re advising owners of their vehicles to park outside.

While I’m not a big fan of Reddit, their new API rates and policies are going to be the death of many subreddits, since they’ll result in less automation by the good guys while not reducing the automation used by the bad guys.

Apple introduced Rapid Security Response (fast patching for security issues) last month, and have already caused panic among users.

The FDA has once-again expanded its own authority in what can only result in shrinking the food supply.

As expected, OAuth provides a fancy new “watering hole” target for attackers.

Now for the good news:

Microsoft will be killing Cortana later this year.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday is huge this month. The typical computer should see roughly 4.5 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions 22H2 should now be installed on all supported hardware as all prior non-LTS versions are no longer supported.

Microsoft released updates to address 1,378 bugs including 73 vulnerabilities in .NET and Visual Studio, .NET Core, .NET Framework, ASP .NET, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office OneNote, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Printer Drivers, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, NuGet Client, Remote Desktop Client, Role: DNS Server, SysInternals, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Windows Authentication Methods, Windows Bus Filter Driver, Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver, Windows Collaborative Translation Framework, Windows Container Manager Service, Windows CryptoAPI, Windows DHCP Server, Windows Filtering, Windows GDI, Windows Geolocation Service, Windows Group Policy, Windows Hello, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Installer, Windows iSCSI, Windows Kernel, Windows NTFS, Windows ODBC Driver, Windows OLE, Windows PGM, Windows Remote Procedure Call Runtime, Windows Resilient File System (ReFS), Windows Server Service, Windows SMB, Windows TPM Device Driver, Windows Win32K, and MSRT (~2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Ventura 13.4, macOS Monterey 12.6.6, macOS Big Sur 11.7.7, iOS 15.7.6, iOS 16.5, iPadOS 15.7.6, iPadOS 16.5, tvOS 16.5, watchOS 9.5.1, Safari 16.5, iTunes 12.12.9 for Windows, and Pro Video Formats 2.2.5. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 15.7.6 and 16.5 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 15.7.6 and 16.5 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 9.5.1 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 16.5 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

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.

The release of macOS Ventura (13.x) means that macOS Catalina (10.15) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS Big Sur (11) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current — and final — release of the Windows 10 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. All non-LTS versions of Windows 10 other than v22H2 are now out of support, upgrade to v22H2 now. If you aren’t sure whether you are using LTS, you aren’t. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

The now-current release of the Windows 11 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 11 pushes you to get the latest Windows 11 release every 12 months and only supports any consumer builds for 24 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

Windows 11 is now stable and can be upgraded to if your hardware supports it, but I recommend you continue to use Windows 10 until early 2025 before you consider switching to it.

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 or use, reducing the attack surface. This includes “free” applications like Avast, OpenOffice, and games you do not actually play.

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 Adrenalin 23.5.2 resolves several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/support

Crucial Storage Executive 9.01 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.crucial.com/support/storage-executive

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.6.4 adds command-line arguments to optimize removal and improves cleanup for AMD. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

DS4Windows 3.2.11 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows/releases/latest

Garmin Express 7.17.2 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express/

Wacom Driver 6.4.2-3 adds training, help bar tips, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support/product-support/drivers

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.52.122 is a security update.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 114.0.5735.133 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Google Chrome 109.0.5414.149 (for Windows Server 2012) is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 113.0.1774.57 is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Microsoft Edge 109.0.1518.100 (for Windows Server 2012) is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Microsoft Edge WebView2 114.0.1823.43 is a security update.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/

Firefox 114.0.1 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Vivaldi 6.1.3035.75 is a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

ProtonMail (Android) 3.0.15 is a security update.
https://proton.me/mail/download

Spark 3.6.0.50235 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.6.0.50236 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 102.12.0 is a security update.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

AnyDesk 7.1.12 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

AnyDesk (macOS) 7.1.0 adds User Account support. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

curl 8.1.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

DNSDataView 1.71 resolves a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

Dropbox 175.4.5569 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 188.0.11.164 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

FileZilla Server 1.7.2 resolves several bugs and improves Let’s Encrypt compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 12.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Google Drive 76.0 is a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

IPInfoOffline 1.70 adds support for additional IP location databases. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

MailEnable 10.46 is a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

MeshCentral 2.11.7849.20089 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://meshcentral.com/info/downloads.html

Microsoft Teams 1.6.00.12455 resolves several bugs and adds lobby bypass, virtual front desk, and QR code sign-in for hotdesks. This is not a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Nextcloud Server 27.0 is a major update, with updates to libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Nmap 7.94 resolves several bugs, updates libraries, and adds dozens of new signatures. This is a security update.
https://nmap.org/

Pocketnet-GUI 0.8.49 improves IPFS support, adds option to purge local storage, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://pocketnet.app/

PushBullet 501 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.pushbullet.com/

Signal 6.20.2 improves stability and adds scroll-to for mentions. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/
https://signal.org/download/macos/

Signal (Android) 6.22.8 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Skype 8.97.0.204 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Syncthing 1.23.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://syncthing.net/

Technitium DNS Server 11.2 adds support for SVCB and HTTPS and unknown record types, PTR App, Weighted Round Robin App and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://technitium.com/dns/

Telegram 4.8.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

USB Drive Log 1.12 adds sort-by. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_drive_log.html

Wget 1.21.4 is a security update.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

WinSCP 6.1 is a major update. This adds many features and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Zoom 5.14.11.17466 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

3tene 3.0.9 resolves several bugs and improves tracking and interaction controls. This is not a security update.
https://en.3tene.com/

iTunes 12.12.9.4 is a security update.
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Plex Desktop 1.70.2.3845 resolves several bugs and adds discover together. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.39.2.3822 adds sign-out and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Media Server 1.32.3.7192 adds support for new hardware and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-media-server

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GDevelop 5.1.164 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://gdevelop.io/download

Lego Studio 2.23.5.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd

PS5 23.01-07.40.00 resolves several bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Animate 22.0.10 and 23.0.2 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/animate/apsb23-36.html

Adobe Commerce and Magento Commerce 2.3.7-p4-ext-3, 2.4.0-ext-3, 2.4.1-ext-3, 2.4.2-ext-3, 2.4.3-ext-3, 2.4.4-p4, 2.4.5-p3, and 2.4.6-p1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb23-35.html

Adobe Experience Manager 2023.4 and 6.5.17.0 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/experience-manager/apsb23-31.html

Adobe Substance 3D Designer 13.0.0 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/substance3d_designer/apsb23-39.html

Audacity 3.3.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

ImageMagick 7.1.1-11 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://imagemagick.org/

Kdenlive 23.04.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://kdenlive.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 7.5.4 resolves 80 bugs. This is not a security update. Remember that the “Fresh” line is beta software so should be avoided by most users.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice 7.4.7 resolves over 50 bugs. While the 7.4 “Still” branch is now end of life, this should be used for the next 6 weeks before 7.5 is released as “Still.”
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.9.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Notepad++ 8.5.3 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Paint.net 5.0.6 improves cosmetics and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

Calibre 6.21.0 resolves several bugs and adds output formats. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Adobe Reader DC 23.003.20201 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Reader DC Patch 23.001.20174 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Reader DC Patch (Mac) 23.001.20177 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Security Software Updates

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

Chainsaw 2.6.2 resolves a rule parsing bug. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/countercept/chainsaw

KeePass 2.54 adds triggers, global URL overrides, password generator profiles, improvements to exports and reporting, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://keepass.info/

OpenSSL 3.1.1 is a security update.
https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

OpenSSL 1.1.1u is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/source/

ProtonVPN (macOS) 3.1.4 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

Radmin VPN 1.3.4570.5 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.radmin-vpn.com/

RogueKiller 15.10.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 10.0.1252 is a security update.
https://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Stinger 12.2.0.614 should be treated as a security update.
https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Tails 5.14 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/index.en.html

uBlock Origin 1.50.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

Velociraptor 0.6.9 should be treated as a security update.
https://github.com/Velocidex/velociraptor/releases/latest

YARA 4.3.2 is a security update.
https://github.com/VirusTotal/yara/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 29.1.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://obsproject.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 12.1.0.8 adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

iMazing HEIC Converter 2.0.9 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://imazing.com/heic

MakeMKV 1.17.4 adds support for new encodings and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.makemkv.com/download/

PDF Creator 5.1.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

StreamFab 6.1.2.6 adds support for new sources and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

UniFab 1.0.2.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/unifab.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Mac 8.10.7 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

1Password for Windows 8.10.7 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

7-Zip 23.00 resolves several bugs and improves performance in some situations. This is not a security update.
https://www.7-zip.org/

AppResourcesUsageView 1.05 adds sort-by option. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/app_resources_usage_view.html

BatteryHistoryView 1.05 adds sort-by option. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/battery_history_view.html

Bitwarden 2023.5.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.12.10490 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

ControlMyMonitor 1.37 adds support for abbreviated IDs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/control_my_monitor.html

CurrPorts 2.75 adds support for additional IP location databases. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

Dell Command Update 4.9.0 resolves several bugs and improves stability. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln311129/dell-command-update?lang=en

Dell OS Recovery Tool 2.3.7515 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/drivers/osiso/recoverytool

dnGrep 3.2.330.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

email-oauth2-proxy 2023-05-18 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/simonrob/email-oauth2-proxy

ESEDatabaseView 1.72 adds sort-by and open recent file support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ese_database_view.html

Everything 1.4.1.1024 is a security update.
https://www.voidtools.com/

Everything Toolbar 1.1.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar/

Fido 1.50 removes inactive downloads and adds UEFI Shell 2.2 23H1. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

FileTypesMan 1.97 resolves a support annoyance. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html

Fing 3.3.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fing.com/products/fing-desktop-download-windows

FullEventLogView 1.78 adds full screen mode. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/full_event_log_view.html

Git SCM 2.41.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://git-scm.com/

Go 1.20.5 is a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.2.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

grepWin 2.0.15 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stefankueng/grepWin/releases/latest

GUIPropView 1.25 adds sort-by and black background support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/gui_prop_view.html

Homedale 2.06 resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/

HWiNFO 7.46 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.hwinfo.com/download/

InstalledAppView 1.07 adds sort-by support and resolves a high-DPI bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/installed_app_view.html

LastActivityView 1.37 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/computer_activity_view.html

LiveTcpUdpWatch 1.50 adds ASN and Organization columns, and support for additional IP location databases. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/live_tcp_udp_watch.html

ManageWirelessNetworks 1.11 adds sort by support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/manage_wireless_networks.html

MobileFileSearch 1.45 adds the ability to cancel search with Esc. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mobile_device_file_search.html

MultiMonitorTool 2.10 adds abbreviated ID support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/multi_monitor_tool.html

NetRouteView 1.40 adds several new columns and option to copy as route. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_route_view.html

NetworkOpenedFiles 1.60 adds support for folder, user and computer filters. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_opened_files.html

NTLite 2023.5.9257 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OpenToonz 1.7.1 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/opentoonz/opentoonz/

OSForensics 10.0.1013 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

AOMEI Partition Assistant 10.0 is a major update with cosmetic and functional changes. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskpart.com/

PingInfoView 2.30 adds high-resolution ping time support and the ability to hide disabled items. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/multiple_ping_tool.html

PointerStick 6.26 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

PowerToys 0.70.1 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

Process Monitor 3.94 resolves a stability bug and restores Copy All functionality. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon

PropertySystemView 1.20 adds CopyProperty command-line support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/windows_property_system_view.html

Recuva 1.53.2096 resolves a detection bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva

RoboForm 9.4.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.roboform.com/

Rufus 4.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_US/

SimpleWMIView 1.54 adds full screen and sort-by support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

TeamViewer 15.42.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

Unity 2022.3.1 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive

WakeMeOnLan 1.91 updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhyNotWin11 2.5.0.5 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11

WinGet 1.4.11071 resolves dozens of bugs and updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli/releases/latest

WinRAR 6.22 improves reliability and resolves stability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.rarlab.com/

WizTree 4.14.0.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskanalyzer.com/

ZoomIt 7.0 adds several new features including screen recording, annotation and editing. This is not a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 2022.2.1.20 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

cx_Freeze 6.15 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://cx-freeze.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html

Get-IMAPAccessToken 2023.5.22 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/DanijelkMSFT/ThisandThat/blob/main/Get-IMAPAccessToken.ps1

GitHub Desktop 3.2.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Godot 4.0.3 provides resolution for hundreds of bugs and feature issues. This is not a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

Node.js 20.3.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Python 3.11.4 is a security update.
https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/

SQLite 3.42.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Unreal Engine 5.2 adds dozens of new features and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://unrealengine.com/en-US/

Visual Studio Code 1.79.1 adds read-only, automatic copy, Git branch naming, and several other features. This is a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.15.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ppsspp.org/download/

Web Package Updates

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

Invision Community 4.7.10 adds Courses, improved email bounce handling, and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://invisioncommunity.com/

HumHub 1.14.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en

ISPConfig 3.2.10p1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ispconfig.org/ispconfig/download/

Joomla 4.3.2 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

jQuery 3.7.0 resolves several bugs and integrates Sizzle directly into jQuery. This is not a security update.
https://code.jquery.com/

ownCloud Client 4.0.0.10896 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.com/desktop-app/

phpList 3.6.13 improves updater process and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.phplist.org/

Piwigo 13.7.0 is a security update.
https://piwigo.org/

SMF 2.1.4 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 6.2.2 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 11.2.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

Contact Form 7 5.7.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

myStickymenu 2.6.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mystickymenu/

Really Simple CAPTCHA 2.2 updates minimum requirements and Apache directives. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-captcha/

WooCommerce 7.7.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WP Plugin Update Checker 5.1 improves GitHub and GitLab parsing and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/plugin-update-checker/releases/latest

WPBakery 6.13.0 is a security update.
https://wpbakery.com/

WPtouch 4.3.53 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2023-05-09

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for May, 2023.

This month brings news that the current stable release of Windows 10 will be the last version released until it is end of life (EOL) in October 2025. This means it is mature and won’t have annoying operating system changes on a regular basis, unlike Windows 11. There were over 150 major hacks, and over 215 application updates this month. All in all it’s a big month, with about 3.5 GB of updates for most users.

This Month in Technology

Alto Calore Servizi, American Bar Association, Americold, Amnesty International Australia, an African telecommunications organization, Apache Superset, APC’s Easy UPS Online Monitoring Software, Apro.cl, automotive Controller Area Network, AvidXchange, Banco de Venezuela, Berkeley, Bitmarck Germany, Bitrue, Blue Shield of California, Bluefield University, Brightline, Caltech, Capita, Cementos Bio-Bio S.A, Cementos Progreso, CH Media, Cisco IOS routers, Cisco PCD, Cisco Phone Adapters, City of Dallas, Texas, Conagua, Constellation Software, 9 cryptocurrency exchange websites, Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, 13 internet domains used for DDoS-for-hire services, Delphi Drug & Alcohol Council, Diocese of Las Vegas, Elastic, Ethan Health, LLC, Eurasia Group, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fincantieri Marine Group, Fortra, FTX, Fullerton India, GDAC, Genova Burns LLC, Google Chrome, Graceworks Lutheran Services, Group Euromotors, Guam Memorial Hospital, a Haarlem (NL) company, Hardenhuish School, HealthPlan Services, Inc., Henry County Hospital, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office, Hundred Finance, Hyundai, Illumina’s Universal Copy Service, Intel Boot Guard, Intel CPUs, Intel TDX, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, John Muir Health – Walnut Creek Medical Center, Kabarak University, Kodi Foundation, KuCoin, La Clinica de La Raza, Inc., Lake Dallas Independent School District, Latitude Financial, Level Finance, Lürssen, Mars Area School District, Medtronic, MEO, Merlin, MetaMask, Methodist Family Health, Microsoft SQL servers, MiniMed Distribution Corp., MIT, Modern Cardiology Associates, Montgomery General Hospital, Monument Inc. and Tempest, MSI OEM Signing Keys, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter, Naivas Kenya, National Smallbore Rifle Association, NationsBenefits Holdings, LLC, NCR Aloha POS, NextGen Healthcare, Northeastern University, OGUsers, One Brooklyn Health, OrangeTee & Tie, Orqa, Packagist, Papercut, Pathway Healthcare, LLC, Philippines State Agencies, Point32Health, PrestaShop, RaidForums, RentoMojo, Retina & Vitreous of Texas, PLLC, Rheinmetall, Robeson Health Care Corporation, Roskomnadzor, Ruckus Wireless, SafeMoon, Saville Row, Seguros la Occidental, St. Vincent’s Ambulatory Care, Inc., Stanford, SushiSwap, T-Mobile (again), Tasmanian Government, TBK DVR, Tencent QQ, Terravision, TP-Link Archer A21, Trust Wallet, Twitter, two critical infrastructure organizations in the energy sector, two organizations involved in financial trading, Two Rivers Public Health Department, Ukraine, Ukrainian state networks, UMass Amherst, Unique Imaging, Inc, UniSat Wallet, United HealthCare, United Steelworkers Local 286, University of California, San Francisco, University Urology, Unlimited Care, Inc., Upper Peninsula Health Plan, US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, US military “legacy weapons systems“, Valid Certifcadora, Veeam backup servers, VMware vRealize Log Insight, VMware, Western Digital, WP Advanced Custom Fields, WP Eval PHP, Yearn Finance, Yellow Pages Group, Yucatan government, and Z-Library (again) have reportedly been hacked or compromised this month.

1Password, Bank of Scotland, Google Search, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft 365 and Exchange, Reddit, TSB Bank, and Twitter (twice) have suffered from outages this month.

Last months updates broke Microsoft Defender.

Google is finally adding end-to-end encryption to their security authenticator. However, they’re now weakening the security of your Google account by allowing anyone with any of your device PINs or patterns to access your account. If you’ve ever loaned your cell phone or tablet to a five year old to get them to be quiet during a conversation with family, Amazon is giving you another reason to avoid that.

Advertisements (especially via Google and Facebook) remain the #1 method of infecting victims. As if on queue, there will now be more ads in the Microsoft Windows Start Menu. Pirated software is still a very common method to hack a network. Microsoft is adding the ability to opt out of presence detection within Windows 11. 

Apple’s new “rapid security response” patching platform is failing. macOS Silicon isn’t safe from ransomware. 

QR codes are much more dangerous than you can imagine. Know the risks of reselling your used hardware.

Still no punishment when government violates their own rules. The EU is planning to scan all private files on personal devices in violation of privacy rights. The goal of securely classifying and validating organizational ownership of online resources is a lofty one, but this transparency – as proposed via QWACs – would put privacy at increased risk.

Now for the good news:

Apple and Google are finally taking an interest in how their platforms are abused for stalking via Bluetooth.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday is large this month. The typical computer should see roughly 3.5 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions 22H2 should now be installed. Sadly, the new “Moments” features on Windows 11 will insert advertisements in the Start menu and Control Panel. Just another sign of the continuing decline of Windows.

Microsoft released updates to address 49 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Bluetooth Driver, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, Reliable Multicast Transport Driver (RMCAST), Remote Desktop Client, SysInternals, Visual Studio Code, Windows Backup Engine, Windows Installer, Windows iSCSI Target Service, Windows Kernel, Windows LDAP – Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, Windows MSHTML Platform, Windows Network File System, Windows NFS Portmapper, Windows NTLM, Windows OLE, Windows RDP Client, Windows Remote Procedure Call Runtime, Windows Secure Boot, Windows Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP), Windows SMB, Windows Win32K, and MSRT (~2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for AirPods and Beats. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Fedora 38-1.6 is a security update. This major version adds improved hardware support, modern security benefits, and updates libraries and resources.

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.

The release of macOS Ventura (13.x) means that macOS Catalina (10.15) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS Big Sur (11) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current — and final — release of the Windows 10 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

The now-current release of the Windows 11 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 11 pushes you to get the latest Windows 11 release every 12 months and only supports any consumer builds for 24 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

Windows 11 is now stable and can be upgraded to if your hardware supports it, but I recommend you continue to use Windows 10 until early 2025 before you consider switching to it.

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 or use, reducing the attack surface. This includes “free” applications like Avast, OpenOffice, and games you do not actually play.

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 Adrenalin 23.4.3 improves performance and compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/support

Daemon Tools Lite 11.2.0 adds VeraCrypt support, improves ARM compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.6.3 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Drivers by Seagull 2023.2 adds another 300+ printer and device drivers, encrypted hardware and RFID support. This is a security update.
https://www.seagullscientific.com/support/downloads/drivers/

DS4Windows 3.2.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows/releases/latest

Netgear Genie R6400 1.0.1.78 is a security update.
https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R6400.aspx#download

TP-Link Archer AX21 v1.20.230426 is a security update.
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/archer-ax21/v1.20/#Firmware

Wacom Driver 6.4.2-1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support/product-support/drivers

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.51.110 is a security update.
https://brave.com/

Firefox 113.0 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Google Chrome 113.0.5672.92 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Google Chrome 109.0.5414.141 is a security update. The 109 version is now only supported on Windows Server 2012 and 2012r2.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 112.0.1722.71 is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Microsoft Edge 109.0.1518.78 is a security update. The 109 version is now only supported on Windows Server 2012 and 2012r2.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Microsoft Edge WebView2 113.0.1774.35 is a security update.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/

Vivaldi 6.0.2979.18 is a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 3.50 adds From and To scan filtering. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

ProtonMail (Android) 3.0.14 improves stability and performance. This is not a security update.
https://proton.me/mail/download

Spark 3.4.2.48202 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.4.2.48201 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 102.10.1 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

AnyDesk 7.1.11 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

AnyDesk (macOS) 7.0.2 resolves several bugs and improves integration. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

Dropbox 173.4.6706 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 186.0.0.10.221 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

FileZilla Client 3.64.0 updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

Google Drive 74.0 is a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Microsoft Teams 1.6.00.11166 is a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Nextcloud Server 26.0.1 is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Npcap 1.75 is a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Signal 6.16.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Signal (Android) 6.19.8 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Skype 8.96.0.403 adds several new features and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Technitium DNS Server 11.1.1 is a security update.
https://technitium.com/dns/

Telegram 4.8.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Telegram (Android) 9.6.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/apps

WinSCP 5.21.8 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Zoom 5.14.7.15877 is a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

3tene 3.0.7 is a security update.
https://en.3tene.com/

Plex Desktop 1.67.2.3705 is a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.38.2.3738 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Media Server 1.32.1.6999 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-media-server

Winamp 5.9.1 is a security update.
https://www.winamp.com/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GameMaker Studio 2023.4.0.84 resolves dozens of bugs.
https://www.yoyogames.com/en/gamemaker

Lego Studio 2.23.4.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd

Nintendo Switch 16.0.3 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22525/kw/system%20updates/p/989

PS5 23.01-07.20.00 improves stability and performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

Steam 2023.04.26 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.steampowered.com/platform/update_history/index.php?skin=0&id=0

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 23.001.20143 is a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Substance 3D Painter 8.3.1 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/substance3d_painter/apsb23-29.html

Audacity 3.3.2 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Calibre 6.17.0 resolves several bugs and improves compression. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

ImageMagick 7.1.1-8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://imagemagick.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 7.5.3 resolves over a hundred bugs. This is a security update. The “Fresh” line is beta software. Please use the Still version which is stable software.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.8.1 is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

PDF Candy Desktop 2.94 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://pdfcandy.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Cloudflare WARP 2023.04.27 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://1.1.1.1/

Cloudflare WARP (macOS) 2023.04.17 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://1.1.1.1/

HTTP Toolkit 1.12.6 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://httptoolkit.tech/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 4.5.27 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

ProtonVPN 2.4.2 provide cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

ProtonVPN (macOS) 3.1.3 improves proof of effect cosmetics and compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

RogueKiller 15.9.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Stinger 12.2.0.603 adds detections. This is not a security update.
https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Tails 5.12 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/index.en.html

uBlock Origin 1.49.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

YARA 3.1 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://github.com/VirusTotal/yara/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Camtasia 23.0.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html

Open Broadcaster Software 29.1.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://obsproject.com/

ScreenToGif 2.38 improves high-DPI compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 12.1.0.5 adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

iMazing HEIC Converter 2.0.7 doesn’t have a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://imazing.com/heic

PDF Creator 5.1 adds ARM64 support, improves automation, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

StreamFab 6.1.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

UniFab 1.0.1.8 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/unifab.htm

Education updates

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

Zotero 6.0.26 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.zotero.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Mac 8.10.6 resolves dozens of bugs and improves compatibility. This is a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

1Password for Windows 8.10.6 resolves dozens of bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

Agent Ransack 2022.3389 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download/

Bitwarden 2023.4.0 is a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.11.10455 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

DesktopOK 10.81 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DMDE 4.0.6.806 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

dnGrep 3.2.306.0 updates libraries and implements several new features. This is not a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

Everything Toolbar 1.0.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar/

Fido 1.45 removes Windows 7 ISO download option since it’s no longer available for download. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

FileLocator Pro 2022.3389 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

Fing 3.2 no longer provides a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.fing.com/products/fing-desktop-download-windows

Git SCM 2.40.1 is a security update.
https://git-scm.com/

Go 1.20.4 is a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.2.2 resolves several bugs and introduces a new encrypted file system option. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

grepWin Portable 2.0.13 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stefankueng/grepWin/releases/latest

IsMyHdOK 3.88 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

Kingston SSD Manager 1.5.2.6 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

Memtest86+ 6.20 adds support for newer hardware and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.memtest.org/

NetworkInterfacesView 1.30 adds secondary sorting and sorting by menu. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.44 adds dark background option and sort by to the toolbar. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

NTLite 2023.4.9228 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OSForensics 10.0.1010 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

PowerToys 0.69.1 improves stability adn resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

PSAppDeploy 3.9.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://psappdeploytoolkit.com/

PsExec 2.43 fixes a regression with -c. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/psexec

RoboForm 9.4.7 is a security update.
https://www.roboform.com/

Rufus 4.0 resolves several bugs and improves stability. This version now requires Windows 8 and newer. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_US/

ScreenConnect 23.3.13.8507 resolves several bugs and breaks application compatibility with older instances. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

Synergy 1.14.7 adds ability to bind client to specific network and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://symless.com/synergy/

Sysmon 14.16 adds new ArchiveDirectory system integrity controls and improves compatibility. This is a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysmon

TCPView 4.19 fixes a bug with the 32-bit version. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/tcpview

TeamViewer 15.41.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

Unity 2022.2.18 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive

WifiInfoView 2.80 adds full screen mode. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 2022.2.1.19 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

GitHub Desktop 3.2.3 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Java 8u371 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

MySQL ConnectorNet 8.0.33 is a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

MySQL Server 8.0.33 is a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Node.js 18.16.0 adds single-file executable support, improved URL parsing, and resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 19.9.0 improves URL parsing and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 20.1.0 adds several new features and updates dependencies. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Rustup 1.26.0 resolves a dozen bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://www.rust-lang.org/

VC Runtime 14.34.31938.0 is a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist

Visual Studio Code 1.78.1 improves accessibility, color schemes, profile templates, and other features. This is a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 7.0.8 is a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Coppermine Gallery 1.6.25 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://coppermine-gallery.net/

Drupal 9.4.15 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Joomla 4.3.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

OpenCart 4.0.2.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.opencart.com/

Antispam Bee 2.11.3 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/antispam-bee/

Autoptimize 3.1.7 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/autoptimize/

Contact Form 7 5.7.6 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Duplicator 1.5.4 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/#developers

Sucuri Security 1.8.39 resolves an API error. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sucuri-scanner/

Widgets on Pages 1.7.0 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widgets-on-pages/

WooCommerce 7.6.1 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WordPress Importer 0.8.1 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-importer/

WP Cerber Security 9.5.4 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wpcerber.com/

WP Mail SMTP 3.8.0 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

W3 Total Cache 2.3.2 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

WPBakery 6.11.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wpbakery.com/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2023-02-14

Happy Valentine’s Day, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for February, 2023.

There are a whopping 150+ major hacks and 200+ application updates this month. It’s a big one, with about 6 GB of updates for most users. Microsoft is also pushing out Windows 22H2 (Win10 and Win11) for all supported devices. If you’re not already on the latest builds, expect to be “upgraded” automatically in the coming days.

This Month in Technology

1020 South Main Street Operations LLC, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation Master Welfare Benefit Plan, 225 Evergreen Road Operations LLC, 90 Degree Benefits, Inc., A10 Networks, Aflac, Alkomprar Technology, AmerisourceBergen, an unnamed medical research company, Arizona Health Advantage, Inc., Arnold Clark, Aspire Surgical, Atlassian’s Jira Service Management Server and Data Center, Audifarma, Autotrader, Bahrain’s international airport, Benefit Administrative Systems, LLC, BonqDAO, Brazilian Government, British PM Stewart McDonald, Cacti, Cardiovascular Associates, Casa Ley, Cedar Oaks Surgery Center, Centro Médico Virgen De La Caridad, CircleCi, Cisco IOx, City Council of Durango, City of London, City of Oakland, Community Health Systems, CommuteAir – exposing the TSA no-fly list, Control Web Panel, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Court of Justice of the State of Pará, Datadog, Diligent Corp, DNV (impacting over 1000 ships worldwide), DotHouse Health Incorporated, DPP II, LLC, Dr. Keith Rundle & Dr. Herman Rundle, Edmonds School District, Eurostar, Exclu, FortiOS SSL-VPN, General Treasury of the Republic of Chile, Git, GitHub Atom, GitHub Desktop, GoAnywhere MFT, 130 organizations using GoAnywhere, Google Fi, GoTo, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online, Harmony Horizon, Health Plan of San Mateo, Heritage Provider Network, Hive, Home Care Providers of Texas, Howard Memorial Hospital, Indigo Books & Music, Instituto Federal Do Pará, Intelligent Business Solutions, ION Group, iOS, IT Servicios, Italy, Jackson & Joyce Family Dentistry, JD Sports, Jefferson County Health Center, KeePass, KomplettFritid, Kroger, LastPass, League of Legends, LearnPress, Lexmark firmware, LimeVPN, Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Los Angeles Unified School District, Luaces Asesores, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, macOS, MailChimp, Maternal and Family Health Services, Microsoft-Verified OAuth Apps, a Midwest specialty medical care clinic, Mindpath Health, Minuteman Senior Services, MKS Instruments, Morgan Hill Unified School District, multiple federal civilian executive branch (FCEB) agenciesNamecheap, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Nissan North America, Norton LifeLock (including their password manager), ODIN Intelligence, One Brooklyn Health System, Packman anti-cheat software, PayPal, Pennsburg Manor, PeopleConnect (TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate), Pepsi, Pharma Gestao, Pitt Meadows School District 42, Planet Ice, Politriz, Puma, QNAP NAS, Qualys, Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office, Qulliq Energy Corporation, Reddit, Regal Medical Group, Rise Interactive Media & Analytics, LLC, Rostelecom, Royal Mail, Rundle Eye Care, Samsung Galaxy App Store, San Francisco Transit Police, Seguros Equinoccial S.A, Sharp HealthCare, Shell, Sistema Integral De Control Alimentario, Skyview Networks, Solaris, Southeast Colorado Hospital District, St. Rose Hospital, Stanford Medicine, Stroke Scan Inc, T-Mobile, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Teijin Automotive Technologies Welfare Plan, The Guardian, Ticketmaster, Toyota’s GSPIMS, Tucson, Arizona, Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team, Ukrinform, University of California, University of Colorado Hospital Authority, University of Colorado, University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Miami, UScellular, VMware OpenSLP, VMware vRealize Log Insight, Weee!, Yum! Brands, Zacks Investment Research, and Zurich have reportedly been hacked or compromised this month.

Most federal agencies ignore the GAO cybersecurity recommendations.

Bankdata, Bermuda, The FAA’s NOTAM, Instagram, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Tor, Twitter, Verizon, YouTube, and Zelle suffered from significant outages.

Cloudflare managed to prevent an insane 71 million requests per second attack.

Last months updates broke the Windows Start menu, Windows 10 (if a 365 trial was active), and almost 300 MSI motherboard models.

A whopping 12% (minimum) of online stores expose private data or backups. A new strain of point-of-sale malware prevents contactless payments in order to ensure that the skimmer operates unhindered.

Now for the good news:

Impossible Foods are being hit with patent problems across the globe. Hopefully this will lead to a financial incentive to grow real foods again.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday is huge this month. The typical computer should see roughly
6 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Like it or not, Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions 22H2 are now being pushed out onto all supported devices, so expect it to be installed in the coming days.

Microsoft released updates to address 72 vulnerabilities in .NET and Visual Studio, .NET Framework, 3D Builder, Azure App Service, Azure Data Box Gateway, Azure DevOps, Azure Machine Learning, HoloLens, Internet Storage Name Service, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender for IoT, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office OneNote, Microsoft Office Publisher, Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft PostScript Printer Driver, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, Power BI, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Windows Active Directory, Windows ALPC, Windows Common Log File System Driver, Windows Cryptographic Services, Windows Distributed File System (DFS), Windows Fax and Scan Service, Windows HTTP.sys, Windows Installer, Windows iSCSI, Windows Kerberos, Windows MSHTML Platform, Windows ODBC Driver, Windows Protected EAP (PEAP), Windows SChannel, Windows Win32K, and MSRT (~2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, macOS Monterey 12.6.3, macOS Ventura 13.2.1, iOS 12.5.7, iOS 15.7.3, iOS 16.3.1, iPadOS 15.7.3, iPadOS 16.3.1, Safari 16.3.1, tvOS 16.3.2 and watchOS 9.3.1. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 12.5.7, 15.7.3, and 16.3.1 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 15.7.3 and 16.3.1 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 9.3.1 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 16.3.2 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 109.0.5414.125 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

elementary OS 7.0 is a new major version of elementary OS improving app management, controls, defaults, and many other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://elementary.io/

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.

The release of macOS Ventura (13.x) means that macOS Catalina (10.15) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS Big Sur (11) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 10 pushes you to get the latest Windows 10 release every 12 months and only supports any consumer builds for 18 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

The now-current release of the Windows 11 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 11 pushes you to get the latest Windows 11 release every 12 months and only supports any consumer builds for 24 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

Windows 11 is still very young so I encourage you to wait a few more months before you consider switching to it.

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 or use, reducing the attack surface. This includes “free” applications like Avast, OpenOffice, and games you do not actually play.

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.6.0 updates installer, adds option to update driver source to default, and improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

DS4Windows 3.2.8 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows/releases/latest

Garmin Express 7.16.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express/

JACK2 1.9.22 improves compatibility, removes example tools, updates dependencies, and resolves a couple bugs. This is a security update.
https://jackaudio.org/downloads/

NVcleanstall 1.15.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-nvcleanstall/

Drivers by Seagull 2023.1 adds support for over 200 new printer models from 20 vendors, RFID unique serial numbers (TID), and updates the license.
https://www.seagullscientific.com/support/downloads/drivers/

Wacom Driver 6.4.1-3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support/product-support/drivers

Xerox Smart Start 1.8.10.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.support.xerox.com/en-us/content/143617

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.48.158 is a security update.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 110.0.5481.100 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 110.0.1587.41 is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Firefox 110.0 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

SeaMonkey 2.53.15 is a security update.
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Vivaldi 5.6.2867.62 is a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

ProtonMail (Android) 3.0.11 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://proton.me/mail/download

Spark 3.3.3.42970 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.3.3.42968 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 102.7.2 is a security update.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

AnyDesk 7.1.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

AnyDesk (macOS) 7.0.1 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

BrowsingHistoryView 2.54 adds whitespace around the QR codes. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Dropbox 167.4.4719 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 176.0.0.12.101 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

FileZilla Client 3.63.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FileZilla Server 1.6.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 12.0 is a major update and adds several new security profiles, improves timeouts, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Google Drive 71.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

IPInfoOffline 1.61 resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Java 8u361 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Microsoft Teams 1.6.00.376 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Nextcloud Server 25.0.3 is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Omada Software Controller 5.8.4 adds global view, mapping, and adds several other features. This is not a security update.
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/omada-software-controller/

Pocketnet-GUI 0.8.39 adds P2P audio and video calls, improved GUI confirmations, and resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://pocketnet.app/

Signal 6.5.1 resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Signal (Android) 6.10.9 improves display of activity. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Skype 8.93.0.404 improves translator, color schemes, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Syncthing 1.23.1 resolves an upgrade bug. This is not a security update.
https://syncthing.net/

Telegram 4.6.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Telegram (Android) 9.4.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://telegram.org/apps

WinSCP 5.21.7 updates Batch Rename extension and resolves a settings change bug. This is not a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Zoom 5.13.7.12602 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

BasicSR 1.4.2 adds torch and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/XPixelGroup/BasicSR/releases/latest

Kodi 20.0 implements over 500 changes. This is a security update.
https://kodi.tv/

Plex Desktop 1.63.3.3523 resolves audio passthrough. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.33.2.3525 resolves audio passthrough. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Media Server 1.31.0.6654 improves season and episode detection, end credit marker detection, scanner, and resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-media-server

Real-ESRGAN-ncnn-vulkan 0.2.0 is a security update.
https://github.com/xinntao/Real-ESRGAN-ncnn-vulkan/releases/latest

TuneIn 1.26.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://tunein.com/radio/home/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GameMaker Studio 2023.1.0.58 improves installation experience, performance and image editing. This is not a security update.
https://www.yoyogames.com/en/gamemaker

GDevelop 5.1.157 adds new objects, improves GDevelop banner behavior, asynchronous objects, updates libraries and extensions. This is not a security update.
https://gdevelop.io/download

Lego Studio 2.23.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd

Playstation PS5 22.02-06.50.00 adds support for the DualSense Edge wireless controller and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

Steam 2023.02.10 resolves dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.steampowered.com/platform/update_history/index.php?skin=0&id=0

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 22.003.20314 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe After Effects 23.2 and 22.6.4 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/after_effects/apsb23-02.html

Adobe Connect 11.4.6 and 12.2 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/connect/apsb23-05.html

Adobe FrameMaker 2020.5 and 2022.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/framemaker/apsb23-06.html

Adobe Bridge 12.0.4 and 13.0.2 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/bridge/apsb23-09.html

Adobe Photoshop 23.5.4 and 24.1.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb23-11.html

Adobe InDesign 18.2 and 17.4.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/indesign/apsb23-12.html

Adobe Premiere Rush 2.7 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/premiere_rush/apsb23-14.html

Adobe Animate 22.0.9 and 23.0.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/animate/apsb23-15.html

Adobe Substance 3D Stager 2.0.0 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/substance3d_stager/apsb23-16.html

Audacity 3.2.4 resolves a functional bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

LibreOffice 7.4.5 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 7.5.0 resolves over 250 bugs. This is a security update. Be aware that the Fresh line is beta software and should be avoided in favor of the Still line above.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.7.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Notepad++ 8.4.9 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Paint.net 5.0.1 is a major update to Paint.net, adds several features, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

Calibre 6.12.0 adds read-aloud, updates libraries, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Kindle for PC 1.40.65415 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Security Software Updates

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

Chainsaw 2.3.1 resolves a panic bug. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/countercept/chainsaw

DNSQuerySniffer 1.91 resolves stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

HTTP Toolkit 1.12.3 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://httptoolkit.tech/

KeePass 2.53.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://keepass.info/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 4.5.22 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Mac 4.18.11 resolves a couple bugs and removes the built-in browser. This is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

OpenSSL 1.1.1t is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/source/

OpenSSL 3.0.8 is a security update.
https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

ProtonVPN (macOS) 3.0.13 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

RogueKiller 15.8.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Tails 5.9 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/index.en.html

uBlock Origin 1.47.0 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Camtasia 22.5.0 adds several new transitions, improved recorder, and several other tools. This is not a security update.
https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html

Open Broadcaster Software 29.0.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://obsproject.com/

ScreenToGif 2.37.2 adds translations. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest

SnagIt 23.0.3 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 12.0.9.9 adds support for new encodings, improves compatibility and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

HandBrake 1.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/

iMazing HEIC Converter 2.0.5 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://imazing.com/heic

MakeMKV 1.17.3 adds support for new encodings and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.makemkv.com/download/

StreamFab 6.1.0.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

UniFab 1.0.1.2 resolves a couple bugs and adds support to merge. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/unifab.htm

Education updates

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

Zotero 6.0.20 improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.zotero.org/

Zotero (macOS) 6.0.21 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.zotero.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Mac 8.9.15 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

1Password for Windows 8.9.14 adds support to import directly from LastPass. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

8GadgetPack 36.0 updates outdated gadgets. This is not a security update.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

Agent Ransack 2022.3366 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download/

Beyond Compare 4.4.5.27371 improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.scootersoftware.com/download.php?zz=dl4

Bitwarden 2023.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.09.10300 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

CPU-Z Installer 2.04 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

CurrPorts 2.66 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

Cygwin 3.4.6 improves compatibility and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
https://cygwin.com/

Dell Command Update 4.8.0 improves BIOS update, self-update, and toast behaviors. This is a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln311129/dell-command-update?lang=en

DesktopOK 10.66 improves auto save icons feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Etcher 1.14.3 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Everything Toolbar 1.0.2 improves performance, reliability and cosmetics. This is a security update.
https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar/

Fido 1.43 adds BITS transfer support. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

FileLocator Pro 2022.3366 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

Git SCM 2.39.1 is a security update.
https://git-scm.com/

Go 1.20.1 updates the toolchain and improves performance. This is a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.1.7 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

grepWin 2.0.13 adds ability to copy column content, and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stefankueng/grepWin/releases/latest

HWMonitor 1.49 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Memtest86+ 6.10 adds support for Secure Boot signing, headless EFI, various command line options, new hardware and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.memtest.org/

NetworkTrafficView 2.43 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

NTLite 2.3.9.9039 updates components and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OSForensics 10.0.1007 improves case management, VM reporting, and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

AOMEI Partition Assistant 9.14.0 improves safety of move/resize, resolves several bugs, and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskpart.com/

PointerStick 6.22 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

PowerToys 0.67.1 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

PSAppDeploy 3.9.2 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://psappdeploytoolkit.com/

ScreenConnect 23.1.1.8423 improves compatibility, adds several cosmetic changes, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

SearchMyFiles 3.23 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

Sysmon 14.14 resolves a timeout detected deleted files. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysmon

TeamViewer 15.38.3 resolves a file resume bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

Unified Remote Server 3.13.0.2501 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.unifiedremote.com/

Unity 2022.2.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive

Ventoy 1.0.88 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

WhyNotWin11 2.5.0.4 updates hardware compatibility lists. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11

WinGet 1.4.10173 resolves over a hundred bugs and improves stability. This is a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli/releases/latest

WinRAR 6.20 resolves over 20 bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.rarlab.com/

ZoomIt 6.12 resolves a cosmetic artifact bug when zooming. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ADB 34.0.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

Android Studio 2022.1.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

GitHub Desktop 3.1.6 updates libraries, resolves several bugs, and improves compatibility. This is a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

GitHub includefragment 6.1.1 adds refetch API. This is not a security update.
https://github.github.io/include-fragment-element/

MySQL Server 8.0.32 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

MySQL ConnectorNet 8.0.32 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

Node.js 19.6.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 18.14.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Redemption 6.3.0.6164 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Rustup 1.25.2 adds SHA-1 support again. This is not a security update.
https://www.rust-lang.org/

TortoiseGit 2.14.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://tortoisegit.org/

Visual Studio Code 1.75.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 7.0.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 9.4.11 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Joomla 4.2.7 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

ownCloud Client 3.1.0.9872 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.com/desktop-app/

phpList 3.6.12 updates dependencies and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.phplist.org/

phpMyAdmin 5.2.1 is a security update.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/

Piwigo 13.5.0 is a security update.
https://piwigo.org/

Antispam Bee 2.11.2 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/antispam-bee/

Autoptimize 3.1.5 improves compatibility and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/autoptimize/

Contact Form 7 5.7.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Duplicator 1.5.2.1 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/#developers

myStickymenu 2.6.2 improves flow. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mystickymenu/

Postie 1.9.65 removes uname support. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

Redirection 5.3.9 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

W3 Total Cache 2.3.0 improves compatibility and resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

WooCommerce 7.3.0 resolves almost 100 bugs. This is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WPtouch 4.3.48 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2023-01-10

Happy New Year, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for January, 2023.

This month brings over 200 application updates and over 100 major hacks. It’s the lightest month we’ve seen in a while, with only about 3 GB of updates for most users.

This Month in Technology

3Commas, Aetna ACE, Antwerp, Belgium, Argonne (ANL), Astro, Avem Health Partners, Azienda Ospedaliera di Alessandria hospital, Bay City Health & Rehabilitation Center, Benchmark, BetMGM, BitKeep crypto wallet users, BMW, Bosselman Energy, Inc. Employee Health Benefits Plan, Brookhaven (BNL), BTC.com, CA Department of Finance, Captify Health, Careportal, Chick-fil-A, CircleCI, Citrix ADC and Gateway, CoinTracker, Comcast Xfinity, Consulate Health Care, Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, Cott Systems, Deezer, Degroof Petercam, Digipolis, DoorDash, Empresas Públicas de Medellín, FBI’s InfraGard, Fitzgibbon Hospital, Five Guys, Flying Blue, Foundcare, Inc., FuboTV, Gemini crypto exchange, Ghost CMS, GitHub auth, Google Home smart speaker, Grupo Estrategas EMM, H-Hotels, Hawaiian Eye Center, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp, Intrado, John F. Kennedy International Airport taxi dispatch system, JsonWebToken, Kubernetes clusters, L. Knife & Son, Inc. Employee Benefits Plan, Lake Charles Memorial Health System, LastPass (“most” data was encrypted), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL), Legacy Hospice, LEGO BrickLink, Live Oak Surgery Center, Louis A. Johnson Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Mango Markets, Maternal & Family Health Services, Maybank, Medicare, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Mercedes, 60,000+ Microsoft Exchange servers, Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, S.C., Monarch, Netgear WiFi routers, New Vision Dental, Okta, Port of Lisbon Administration, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, PyTorch, Quality Behavioral Health, Queensland University of Technology, Rackspace, SAIF Corp, Sargent & Lundy, SevenRooms, Shibuya Ward office in Tokyo, Slack, SlideTeam, Social Blade, Synology, Telas Palo Grande, The Elizabeth Hospice, The Guardian, The Malaysian Election Commission, Three Rivers Provider Network, Toyota, TPG Telecom Ltd, Twitter, Uber, UK Schools, UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Ukrainian Government (because they pirated Windows), Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Universidad De La Salle, University of Havana, University of Miami, Verisma Systems, Inc., VSCode Marketplace, Wabtec Corporation, Windows Problem Reporting, YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards Premium, and Zoho ManageEngine have reportedly been hacked or compromised this month.

ChatGPT, the latest AI designed to make humanity obsolete, is already being used to develop malwareAdobe is using your content to train their AI. 

Microsoft still hasn’t gone all-in on Windows 11. Google Chrome (and all other Chromium-based browsers – Edge, Brave, Vivaldi and so on) will no longer support Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or Server 2012/2012 R2 in only a month. The latest build of iTunes is not compatible with the end-to-end encryption feature on iOS/iPadOS.

The only government caught bombing people not party to the Russo-Ukrainian war says cyberattacks should be considered war crimes. The FTC is planning to kill the US economy, while the FCC has decided to regulate space.

Now for the good news:

Almost every ‘conspiracy theory‘ that people had about twitter turned out to be true. The FBI has seized domains involved in DDoS attacks.

John Deere will finally allow farmers to repair their own equipment. This is a major movement in conjunction with the Right to Repair, and could save farmers millions on production expenses.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday is huge this month. The typical computer should see roughly 3
GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Windows 11 22H2 still isn’t ready for prime time, so hold off for at least another month.

Microsoft released updates to address 90 vulnerabilities in .NET Core, 3D Builder, Azure Service Fabric Container, Microsoft Bluetooth Driver, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Local Security Authority Server (lsasrv), Microsoft Message Queuing, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Visual Studio Code, Windows ALPC, Windows Ancillary Function Driver for WinSock, Windows Authentication Methods, Windows Backup Engine, Windows Bind Filter Driver, Windows BitLocker, Windows Boot Manager, Windows Credential Manager, Windows Cryptographic Services, Windows DWM Core Library, Windows Error Reporting, Windows Event Tracing, Windows IKE Extension, Windows Installer, Windows Internet Key Exchange (IKE) Protocol, Windows iSCSI, Windows Kernel, Windows Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol, Windows LDAP – Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, Windows Local Security Authority (LSA), Windows Local Session Manager (LSM), Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows MSCryptDImportKey, Windows NTLM, Windows ODBC Driver, Windows Overlay Filter, Windows Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, Windows Print Spooler Components, Windows Remote Access Service L2TP Driver, Windows RPC API, Windows Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP), Windows Smart Card, Windows Task Scheduler, Windows Virtual Registry Provider, Windows Workstation Service and MSRT (~1.5 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Google Chrome OS 108.0.5359.172 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

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

Important Notes

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

The release of macOS Ventura (13.x) means that macOS Catalina (10.15) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS Big Sur (11) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 10 pushes you to get the latest Windows 10 release every 12 months and only supports any consumer builds for 18 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

The now-current release of the Windows 11 (v22H2) is very large so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 11 pushes you to get the latest Windows 11 release every 12 months and only supports any consumer builds for 24 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

Windows 11 is still very young so I encourage you to wait a few more months before you consider switching to it.

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 or use, reducing the attack surface. This includes “free” applications like Avast, OpenOffice, and games you do not actually play.

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.

DS4Windows 3.2.3 resolves a bug with the Shift Modifier trigger. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows/releases/latest

Nvidia Driver 474.11 is a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Xerox Smart Start 1.7.71.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.support.xerox.com/en-us/content/143617

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.46.153 is a security update.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 108.0.5359.124 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 108.0.1462.76 is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Firefox 108.0.2 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Vivaldi 5.6.2867.50 is a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Mailspring 1.10.8 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

Spark 3.2.2.40861 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.2.2.40859 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 102.6.1 is a security update.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

AnyDesk 7.1.7 improves command-line controls and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

curl 7.87.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 164.4.7914 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 172.0.0.28.215 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

FreeFileSync 11.29 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Google Drive 69.0 is a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Npcap 1.72 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Prosody 0.12.2 is a security update.
https://prosody.im/download/start

Rclone 1.61.1 adds several new features and resolves many bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rclone.org/

Signal (Android) 6.6.3 doesn’t provide a public changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Signal 6.1.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Skype 8.91.0.404 adds automatic audio translation. Really. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Syncthing 1.23.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://syncthing.net/

Telegram 4.5.3 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Zoom 5.13.4.11835 is a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Bitwig Studio 4.4.6 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.bitwig.com/download/

darktable 4.2.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.darktable.org/

iTunes 12.12.7.1 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Kodi 19.5 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://kodi.tv/

Plex Desktop 1.60.1.3413 improves album art and Discover behavior, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.31.1.3412 improves album art and adds an option to dismiss Discover What to Watch. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Unreal Media Server 15.0 improves streaming capabilities. This is a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Winamp 5.9.1.10029 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.winamp.com/player/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GameMaker Studio 2022.11.1.56 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.yoyogames.com/en/gamemaker

GDevelop 5.1.155 integrates direct access to the Asset Store and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://gdevelop.io/download

Steam 2023.12.01 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.steampowered.com/platform/update_history/index.php?skin=0&id=0

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 22.003.20310 is a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Acrobat 22.003.20310 and 20.005.30436 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb23-01.html

Adobe InDesign 18.1 and 17.4.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/indesign/apsb23-07.html

Adobe InCopy 18.0 and 17.4 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/incopy/apsb23-08.html

Adobe Dimension 3.4.7 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/dimension/apsb23-10.html

Audacity 3.2.3 adds support for audio.com and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Calibre 6.11.0 adds automatic editing of CSS and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Krita 5.1.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

Notepad++ 8.4.8 updates libraries and resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Security Software Updates

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

DNSQuerySniffer 1.90 adds Show High Resolution Duration option. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Gpg4win 4.1.0 improves certificate handling and resolve several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

HTTP Toolkit 1.12.2 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://httptoolkit.tech/

KeePass 2.53 adds keyboard controls and history and filter improvements. This is not a security update.
https://keepass.info/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 4.5.19 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

ProtonVPN 2.3.2 adds new languages. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

ProtonVPN (macOS) 3.0.11 adds new languages. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

RogueKiller 15.6.5 resolves several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Tails 5.8 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/index.en.html

uBlock Origin 1.46.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 29.0.0 adds several new encoders and decoders, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://obsproject.com/

SnagIt 23.0.2 improves Grab Text feature and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 12.0.9.6 adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

HandBrake 1.6.0 adds several transcoding options, updates libraries, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/

StreamFab 6.1.0.2 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

Education updates

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

Zotero 6.0.19 adds automatic relinking of Mendeley citations, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.zotero.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Mac 8.9.12 improves reliability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

1Password for Windows 8.9.12 improves reliability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

AOMEI Partition Assistant 9.13.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskpart.com/

Bitwarden 2022.12.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.07.10191 improves startup speed and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

Cygwin 3.4.3 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://cygwin.com/

Dell Command Update 4.7.1 doesn’t provide release notes for this build, so it should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln311129/dell-command-update?lang=en

DesktopOK 10.61 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

dnGrep 3.2.242.0 adds a portable version, improves extension support, syntax highlighting, selection keys, and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

DMDE 4.0.2.804 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

Etcher 1.13.2 resolves several bugs and updates dependencies. This is not a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Fido 1.40 improves error handling. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

Go 1.19.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.1.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

grepWin 2.0.12 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stefankueng/grepWin/releases/latest

Homedale 2.05 improves logging and SSID reporting. This is not a security update.
https://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/

Memtest86+ 6.01 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.memtest.org/

NetworkInterfacesView 1.26 add Interface Index column. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

NTLite 2.3.9.9020 updates languages and components. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

osquery 5.7.0 provides several table updates, introduces security_profile_info, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://osquery.io/downloads

PowerToys 0.66.0 improves installer and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

RoboForm 9.4.1 imposes new licensing restrictions for free accounts. This is not a security update.
https://www.roboform.com/

ScreenConnect 22.10.10924.8404 adds several new security features and controls, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

Superpaper 2.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/hhannine/superpaper/

TeamViewer 15.37.3 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

Unity 2022.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive

Ventoy 1.0.87 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

WinScan2PDF 8.41 updates language files. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

ZoomText 2023 2023.2212.21.400 adds Freeze View and Early Adopter support. This is not a security update.
https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/ZoomText

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GitHub Desktop 3.1.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

NASM 2.16.01 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nasm.us/index.php

Node.js 19.4.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 18.13.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.40.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Visual Studio Code 1.74.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.14.4 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VMware Workstation Player 17.0.0 improves TPM, adds support for newer operating systems, adds encryption, and updates OpenGL 4.3 and WDDM 1.2. This is a security update.
https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/#all_products

Web Package Updates

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

Coppermine Gallery 1.6.21 corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://coppermine-gallery.net/

Drupal 9.5.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.13.0 improves module integration, Spaces, adds Open Graph, diagnostics and several other features. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en/download

ISPConfig 3.2.9 adds 2FA and support for latest Ubuntu, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ispconfig.org/ispconfig/download/

jQuery 3.6.3 resolves the CSS.supports selector bug. This is not a security update.
https://code.jquery.com/

Piwigo 13.4.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://piwigo.org/

SpamAssassin 4.0.0 is a major update adding full Unicode support, parsing for many more URL forms and TLDs, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://spamassassin.apache.org/downloads.cgi

BuddyPress 11.0.0 improves performance, adds webp support, and resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

Contact Form 7 5.7.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Social Post Feed 4.1.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/

Postie 1.9.63 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

Raw HTML 1.6.4 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/raw-html/

Register IP – Multisite 1.9.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/register-ip-multisite/

WooCommerce 7.2.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WP Mail SMTP 3.7.0 improves cleanup and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

WP Update Server 2.0.1 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

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

Regards,

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