Updates 2016-02-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Safer Internet Day…and Patch Tuesday! Google is offering 2GB of additional Google Drive storage to any users who take a minute out of their day to review their security settings. It’s fast and easy.

The most effective change you can make to ensure a safer computing experience is OpenDNS. It’s not compatible with all ISPs, unfortunately, but it will almost always work, so set it up NOW.

Now back to Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 600mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, RDP, and .NET (~500mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Pro Video Formats, printer drivers and an App Store compatibility update. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Google released a security update for Chrome, and added a warning to notify users of the impending demise of Chrome for XP, Vista, and all versions of OS X before Mavericks (10.9). I’ll be posting about this soon, but what you need to know right now is that these operating systems (sans Vista) are already out of support for almost all other software. You need to either upgrade or switch to a supported OS. Period. Just because something appears to work doesn’t mean it’s not chock full of holes and your device seriously infected as a result. Malware today isn’t designed to be obtrusive, so you may not even know you’re infected.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.260 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.306 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 48.0.2564.109 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 44.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.12 adds instancing support.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Java 8u73 is a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.18.0.111 is a security update. This version also improves anonymity on the service.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

FileZilla 3.15.0.1 is a security and feature update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

BrowsingHistoryView 1.81 is a cosmetic update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.11.6.18139 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.

Office Updates

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

Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.4 is a security update. Use Creative Cloud to install the update.

Kindle for PC 1.14.1 Build 43029 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Krita 2.9.11.0 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Lightworks NLE 12.6.0 fixes dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

EMET 5.5 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Avast! Home Edition 11.1.2253 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

OpenSSL Binaries 1.0.2f is a security update.
http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

RogueKiller 11.0.11 updates definitions. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.2.8 adds support for new encodings, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Process Hacker 2.37.214 improves support for Windows 10, newer hardware, improves stability and reliability, adds several features, and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

iExplorer 3.9.0.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

NirCmd 2.80 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

OSForensics 3.3.1001 fixes several bugs and improves carved file support. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

Process Explorer 16.12 fixes a stability bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 3.21 fixes a paged pool leak of token objects when image logging is enabled.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

RAMMap 1.5 adds support for the latest version of Windows 10.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.5 now reports all the signatures of images that have multiple signers. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.13 fixes a bug for IP addresses with no DNS mapping.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

WSUS Offline 10.4 fixes several bugs and improves default behaviors. This is not a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

TaskSchedulerView 1.16 adds an option to auto-size columns on load. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Remix OS 2.0.101 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.2.4 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

WP Update Server 20160206 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/wp-update-server

Drupal 8.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpMyAdmin 4.5.4.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.4.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Theme My Login 6.4.4 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.5.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-10-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google and more have updates for us today. The typical computer should see roughly 300mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Windows 10 is becoming more stable but my hold off recommendation still holds. There are still upgrade woes with various hardware that might create problems for you, and the privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. Hold off at least another couple weeks — let other people experience the problems so you don’t have to.

Microsoft released a dozen updates to address issues in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and MSRT (~120mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

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

iOS 9.0.2 is a security update, and fixes cell data problems as well as a few other issues.

OS X El Capitan (~6gb) is released and available for download. It’s very much like Yosemite, and you’re unlikely to feel much of a difference. My recommendation is to hold off. Yes, it runs, but it feels “sloppy”. It’s a little sluggish and it takes longer to boot. I expect the next minor patch will iron out these issues, probably in late October.

Adobe AIR 19.0.0.213 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.207 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Of important note is that the “tap to talk” display bug on Android was resolved a few days ago, so if you install the current Google App update, you should no longer experience the overlay problem when the Tap to Talk widget rotates or your device sleeps.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF Printer 10.23.0.2529 updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

WinCDEmu 4.1 fixes a bug in Windows 10 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/download/

Intel Driver Update 20151008 adds support for Windows 10. This is not a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Kingo Android Root 1.4.1 improves performance and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.kingoapp.com/android-root/download.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome Mac 46.0.2490.71 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 41.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.38 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.83 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.12.0.101 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Dropbox 3.10.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41202 fixes stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 7.0.0 updates included codecs and fixes subtitle crash under x64. This should be treated as a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.12.13.1464
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PS4 3.00 adds Events, Communities, remote viewing, improvements to Messages, YouTube broadcasting, Twitter clips, improved Notifications and parental controls. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

IcoFX 2.12.1 fixes several bugs, improves output defaults to be more dynamic. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Krita 2.9.7.6 isn’t really new, but I just discovered it and I love it! Check it out:
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

Lightworks NLE 12.5.0 adds many configurable export formats, and new media support. This is not a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

OpenOffice Dictionary 2015.10.01 is not a security update.
http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/english-dictionaries-apache-openoffice

Adobe Reader 11.0.13 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.2.0 is a security update. Use the Update button to install the most current version.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

DNSQuerySniffer 1.50 improves adapter information details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1206 improves Windows 10 support and adds support for Edge. This is not a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.5.1509.0823 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.5.1507.3024 improves performance and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.79 improves Windows 10 support, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 9.2.1.5 improves Blu-ray support and fixes network connection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.9.7 adds support for new encodings and improves Blu-ray conversion. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

7-Zip 15.08 adds support for more Linux file system images. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

GoodSync 9.9.32.5 improves Windows 10 support, fixes several bugs and adds pause support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 3.0 adds attachment and image support, and improves sync. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

DiskMaker X 5.0.1 adds support for OS X El Capitan. This is not a security update.
http://diskmakerx.com/

Everything 1.4.0.705b fixes several bugs, improves preview and automation. This is not a security update.
http://www.voidtools.com/

iExplorer 3.8.5.0 adds text export for notes and improved handling of iCloud photos, and fixes a crash. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

ImageUSB 1.2.1006 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

FolderChangesView 1.80 adds multiple source support, and autosizing of columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.00 improves adapter display information. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.62 improves application sanity when using Open With. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WifiInfoView 1.90 adds channel width and channel range columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

OSForensics 3.2.1003 adds support for new file types in index, improved device support, and performance update to EmailViewer. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.10.5373 improves cleaning for various applications and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.4 fixes several bugs and improves session option durability. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.2 improves performance and stability, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

MySQL 5.6.27 updates libraries, fixes dozens of bugs and improves Windows 10 and El Capitan compatibility. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Redemption 5.10.0.4294 improves Outlook 2016 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.1.1 fixes several bugs and improves compatibility with various games. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 5.0.6-103037 fixes several bugs, and compatibility improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.2.1 fixes several bugs and adds export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

TinyMCE 4.2.6 fixes several bugs, including key handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/download.php

phpMyAdmin 4.5.0.2 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 5.4.9675.5750 fixes several bugs and adds quite a few features, including the much-awaited sub-groups. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Anti-Splog 2.1.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.3.4 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.5.0 improves language support. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.17 fixes several bugs and adds several more parsers. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.5 is a security update.

WPtouch 3.8.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-01-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Very light update cycle this month. Expect next month to be ugly, though, as February usually is. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 8 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, .NET Framework, MSRT and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Adobe AIR 16.0.0.245 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.257 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.6.0.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Samsung SideSync 3.1.4.827 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Samsung Kies3 201412 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.99 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 35.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.4.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.75 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Evernote 5.8.1.6061 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.65 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Dropbox 3.0.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.10.0 is a security update. Note that while FileZilla hasn’t officially supported Windows XP in quite a while, now it no longer runs under Windows XP.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.5.155 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 5.0.1 updates included codecs. This is a security update. Good news: from 5.0 onwards you will no longer need to uninstall to be able to upgrade. If you’re upgrading from a version prior to v5, you’ll still need to uninstall it before installing 5.0.1.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5306 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.7.803 is mostly a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

MusicBrainz Picard 1.3.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.5.3.636 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 5.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Blender 2.73 fixes hundreds of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

IcoFX 2.10 provides several bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

SketchUp 15.2.687 fixes several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Lightworks NLE 12.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Notepad++ 6.7.4 is a bug fix release. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5645 fixes a licensing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

OpenSSL 1.0.1k is a security update.

Wireshark 1.12.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.40 adds the ability to parse queries from a log file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.76 automatically loads the advanced options window when the target network can not be identified. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.80 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit 2.1.1501.0625 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.76 improves Unicode support and adds Digital CD playback. This is not a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

DVDFab 9.1.8.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.14 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.8.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

TeamViewer 10.0.36897 adds a variety of new features, improves stability and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

FolderChangesView 1.67 adds the ability to root the application within a specific base folder. This is no a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.31 adds Chromium support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.17 adds AP BSSID column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.76 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.01.5075 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Speccy 1.27.703 adds Windows 10 support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

Recover Keys 8.0.3.113 does not provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.10 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.4.0 adds digest messages and scheduling. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpList 3.0.11 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.8 adds support for PHP 5.2.0 to 5.2.2. phpMyAdmin 4.3.6 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.148 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable 8.57 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.1 fixes several bugs, adds a new default theme, nested clauses and more. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

InstantWP 4.4.2 updates included components. This is not a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

ScreenConnect 5.0.8132.5459 provides dozens of new features, improved performance, stability and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2014-11-11

Hi, Folks!

Happy Veteran’s Day. Thank you to those who served.

It’s Patch Tuesday! Not a whole lot to do today. Mostly the usual suspects, with a few less popular apps as well. Let’s get started.
Microsoft released 16 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, MS Office, .NET, SharePoint, IIS, Active Directory, EMET, and MSRT. This includes security updates (~80mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iOS, iCloud, QuickTime, iTunes, AppleTV, printer drivers, and OS X. Apple also released the latest version of OS X, 10.10 “Yosemite”. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 8.1 is the first “really” stable version of iOS 8. If you’re running a device that supports it, now is the time to upgrade. Use iTunes to install the most current version in order to avoid the space warnings on your device.

Be aware that when you update OS X to Yosemite, you may need to reinstall SaferPC Remote Support to allow me to continue to assist you. Contact me for details.

Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.223 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 15.0.0.356 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.5.1.2 corrects minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.38 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Opera 25 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 33.1 is a stability and feature update. Use Help, About to install the most current version. This is not a security update.

SeaMonkey 2.30 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.06 improves scripting and now preserves application position on restart. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.72 adds more replaceable variables to the output file name. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.22.81.105 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Trillian 5.5.17 corrects several non-security bugs. This is not a security update. Use Trillian, Help, Install update to install the most current version.

WinSCP 5.5.6 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

BrowsingHistoryView 1.60 adds profile tracking for browsers that support it. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.60 adds support for SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 without authentication. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Dropbox 2.10.51 is a minor bugfix release.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.9.0.6 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/versions.php

QuickTime 7.7.6 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.4.154 is a security update. REMOVE IT unless you absolutely require it.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java x64 8u25 is a security update. REMOVE IT unless you absolutely require it.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5143 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.1.678 is a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/

iTunes x64 12.0.1 is a security update. Use Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

MusicBrainz Picard 1.3 updates libraries, fixes dozens of bugs and adds several new features. This should be treated as a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Unreal Live Server 9.5 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PlayStation4 2.02 provides stability improvements. This is not a security update.

SteamOS 22-Oct-2014 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 5.0 adds mirror painting, support for 8 and 16 Bits/channel, improved precision and many adjustments to behavior controls. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 12.0.1 fixes well over a hundred bugs, including stability and crash issues, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5557 is a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Bitmessage 0.4.4 updates libraries and protocol support. This should be treated as a security update.
https://bitmessage.org/

OpenSSL 1.0.1j is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 10.0.2208 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

SmartSniff 2.15 adds the ability to temporarily suspend/resume capture. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

EMET 5.1 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/emet

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.77 improves window location memory. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.2.2 provides bug fixes and integrated tips and tricks. This is not a security update.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.71 updates libraries, bug fixes and improvements to CDDB query. This is not a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

MakeMKV 1.8.14 adds support for new formats and fixes a crash. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.1.7.1 fixes several stability bugs, reliability and performance problems. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.10.5 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

RoboForm 7.9.11 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

BFGMiner 4.10.0 is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

CintaNotes 2.8.2  improves performance, adds search filtering and history, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

UpdateChecker 1.041 updates icons and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/

Hamachi 2.2.0.266 and 2.1.0.610 add signed driver support to OS X and many stability improvements.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Win 4.1.4670 and LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4667 adds a new simplified toolbar, improves performance and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10. This is a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2074 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 1.66 fixes Daylight Savings calculation. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.67 adds scan on start option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhatIsHang 1.25 adds automatic reporting and always-on-top. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.15 adds several new display modes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

CCleaner 4.19.4867 adds support for newer software and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GPU-Z 0.8.0 adds support for newer hardware and stability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

RapidEE 8.0 build 924 updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Web Package Updates

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

phpList 3.0.10 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.5, 4.1.14.6 and 4.2.11 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.34 is a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Drupal 7.33 is a stability and compatibility update in preparation for 8.0. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

ScreenConnect 5.0.7909.5428 is a major update to ScreenConnect, offering extensions, revamped display, improved resource management, improved OS support and compatibility, and many bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2014-10-14

Hi, Folks!

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

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

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

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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

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

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

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

Adobe AIR 15.0.0.293 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Samsung SideSync 3.0.3.663 does not provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

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

Browser Updates

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

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

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

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

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

Email Updates

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

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

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

Internet Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Codec Updates

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

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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Office Updates

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

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

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

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

Security Software Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Web Package Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards,

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