Updates 2024-02-13

Happy Valentine’s Day, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for February, 2024. There were 230+ major hacks and over 200 application updates this month. It’s a big month, with about 3.5 GB of updates for most users.

This Month in Technology

23andMe, Inc., Academy Mortgage Corporation, AHS Management Company, Inc., Air Methods, LLC, Alkem Laboratories, AlmerysAlpine Halo9 iLX-F509, American Meat Companies, Android TV and eCos set-top boxes, Android, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, AnyDesk, Apple iPhone, Apple Mac, Apple Vision Pro, Apple Watch, AppleTV, Ashford, Inc., Autel MaxiCharger AC Wallbox Commercial, Automotive Grade Linux, Azura Vascular Care, Azusa Unified School District, Bake ‘N Joy Foods, Inc., Bank of America, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Blink Mobility, Bosch Thermostats, Brady Martz & Associates PC, 3 million Breathless toothbrushes, BrightStar Care, Buildkit, Burr & Forman LLP, Cadence Bank, California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), Calvià City Council, Canterbury County Council, Carnegie Mellon University, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc., ChargePoint Home Flex, a China-based financial MNC, Chuze Fitness, Citrix Netscaler, Cloudflare, CNO ACE, Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care, Coastal Plains Community Mental Health Mental Retardation Center, Colorado Ophthalmology Associates, PC, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Concentra Health Services, Concord Music Group, Inc., Connecticut College, Coppola Physical Therapy and Fitness Gyms, Covenant Care California, LLC, Coventry school, Crace Medical Centre, Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C., Dickinson County Health Department, Docker, Dover District Council, Dutch Ministry of Defence, ElGuindy, Meyer & Koegel, APC, Emmanuel College, EMPORIA EV Charger Level 2, EquiLend Holdings, Europcar, ExpressVPN, Family Healthcare Center, FedEx  Corporation Group Health Plan, Fidelity National Financial, First Financial Security, Inc.,
FortinetFortiOS SSL VPN, FortiSIEM, Fortra GoAnywhere MFT, Framework Computer, Freehold Township schools, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Gamma Strategies, GEICO Corporation, Georgia’s Fulton County, 5,300+ GitLab instances, Glendale Unified School District, Global Affairs CanadaGlow, Goledo Finance, Google Bazel, Google Chrome, Hair Club for Men, Ltd., Inc., Halara, Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, Hanmi Bank, Hathway, Health Alliance Medical Plans, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hipocrate Information System, HMG Healthcare, HopSkipDrive, HORNE, LLP, HP ink cartridges, Hyundai Motor Europe, Infosys McCamish Systems LLC, InHealth Technologies, INTEGRIS Health, Islamic Charity in Saudi Arabia, ITITAN Hosting, Ivanti Avalanche, Ivanti Connect Secure VPN, Ivanti Policy Secure Gateway, J.D. Gilmour, Jason’s Deli, 45,000+ Jenkins instances, JetBrains TeamCity, 65 job listing sites, JuiceBox 40 Smart EV Charging Station, Juniper, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas State University, Keenan & Associates, Kern Regional Center, Kyocera printers, Liberty Hospital, Lineage, Inc, Livall, LoanDepot, Lutheran World Federation, Marywood Nursing Care Center, Mastodon, McCarthy & Holthus, LLP, Medical Eye Services, Inc., Mercedes-Benz, Microbe & Lab, Microsoft (again!), Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL servers, Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP, MyPertamina, Nabholz Construction Company Employee Welfare Health Plan, NASCO, National Advisors Holdings, Inc., Nautic Partners, LLC, Navvis & Company, LLC, Naz.API, Oak View Group, Omaha Firefighters Healthcare Trust, Orange Spain, Orange Unified School District, OrthoArkansas, PA Employee Benefit Plan, Ozys, Parkovy, Payoneer, Pennsylvania Emergency Dispatch, Perry Johnson & Associates, Inc., Phoenix Contact CHARX SEC-3100, Pioneer DMH-WT7600NEX, Planet Home Lending, Planeta, PLUS FIVE FIVE, Prestige Care, Inc., Radiant Capital, Rajasthan government (India), Rebekah Children’s Services, Ripple, Romanian Chamber of Deputies, Roundcube email server, Saint Anthony Hospital, Schneider Electric Sustainability, SendGrid, Singing River Gulfport, Singing River Health System, SinglePoint Outsourcing, Inc., Socket, Somesing, SonicWall next-generation firewalls, Sony XAV-AX5500, Spoutible, Summit Medical Group, PLLC, Sun Pain Management, LLC, Tesla Infotainment System, Tesla Modem, Tesla, TGI Direct, Thanet District Council, The Burton Corporation, TIC Hosting, Tietoevry, Tigo, Torchbyte, TP-Link Omada, Trello, Trezor, Trinity Universal Insurance Company, TRISTAR Insurance  Group, U.S. Renal Care, Inc., Ubiquiti Connect EV Station, UEFI Firmware, United Regional Health Care System, Unitronics PLCs, US Department of Health and Human Services, US GSA, US military, Ventura County Credit Union, Veolia North America, Verizon Communications Inc., Verizon, Viamedis, VMware vCenter Server, Walker Therapeutic & Educational Programs, Washington National Insurance Company, Webber Chiropractic Sports Clinic, Inc., Weslend Financial, Windows SmartScreen, WinStar, Wise Lending, and WPS Office have reported hacking or compromises this month.

Atlassian Jira, Microsoft Teams (twice), Parkovy, Tietoevry, and T-Mobile have suffered from outages this month.

Last months updates broke spellcheck in Microsoft Teams, the ability to install updates directly for Microsoft Teams without enabling Delivery Optimization, search in OutlookGoogle Pixel phones, Outlook.com via Outlook, Windows Sysprep, Windows updates.

There is a new “flaw” in the Windows 11 installer, which allows incompatible hardware to be installed to and activated. The Microsoft ms-appinstaller protocol handler is being exploited again to install malware.

The German railway system still uses MS-DOS and Windows 3.11 to manage their displays. Wrenches and toothbrushes are the latest victims in hijacking efforts. A new study demonstrates that the new trend of using AI to write code generates less secure code. SIM swapping is still quite popular.

Google is resuming their migration to Manifest V3, which will result in many content and ad filters failing, as well as many other browser extensions, in only 5 short months.

Amazon AWS is now charging for IPv4 addresses.

While unlikely to make a difference, CA is now suing streaming media services for violating the CCPA. The UN is pushing for a “cybercrime” treaty designed to criminalize all efforts to research malware, security, and vulnerability testing, even when the target of the research has requested it. The treaty would also allow international courts to be used to target anyone using encryption for private communication channels, such as PGP, Telegram, or Signal.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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

Microsoft released updates to address 79 vulnerabilities in .NET, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Azure Active Directory, Azure Connected Machine Agent, Azure DevOps, Azure File Sync, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Stack, Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), Internet Shortcut Files, Microsoft ActiveX, Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Entra Jira, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ), Microsoft ODBC Driver, Microsoft Office OneNote, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Power Platform Connector, Microsoft SQL Data Provider, Microsoft Teams for Android, Microsoft WDAC ODBC Driver, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Microsoft Windows DNS, Microsoft Windows, Servicing Stack Update, Skype for Business, SQL Server, Trusted Compute Base, Visual Studio, Win32k, Windows AppX, Windows DNS Client, Windows DNS Server, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Kernel, Windows LDAP, Windows Network Address Translation (NAT), Windows OLE, Windows Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM), Windows Printing Service, Windows SmartScreen, Windows USB Generic Parent Driver, Windows USB Serial Driver, and MSRT (~ 2.0 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for iOS 15.8.1, iOS 16.7.5, iOS 17.3, iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 15.8.1, iPadOS 16.7.5, iPadOS 17.3, iPadOS 17.3.1, macOS 14.3, macOS 14.3.1, macOS Monterey 12.7.3, macOS Sonoma 14.3, macOS Ventura 13.6.4, Magic Keyboard Firmware 2.0.6, Safari 17.3.1, tvOS 17.3, visionOS 1.0.3, watchOS 10.3, and watchOS 10.3.1. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 15.8.1, 16.7.5 and 17.3.1 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 15.8.1, 16.7.5 and 17.3.1 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 10.3.1 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 17.3 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

visionOS 1.0.3 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 120.0.6099.235 and 121.0.6167.159 are security updates. 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 24.1.1 adds support for new hardware, AFMF and upscaling improvements, and resolves several bugs. AMD Link is being discontinued with this version. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/support

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.7.2 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Wacom Driver 6.4.5-5 improves reliability. 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 1.62.162 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://brave.com/

Firefox 122.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Firefox ESR 115.7.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

Google Chrome 121.0.6167.160 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 121.0.2277.113 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

SeaMonkey 2.53.18.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Vivaldi 6.5.3206.61 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

DavMail Gateway 6.2.1 is a security update.
https://davmail.sourceforge.net/

Spark 3.13.4.66391 adds deep link email sharing and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark for macOS 3.13.4.66401 adds deep link email sharing and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 115.7.0 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 8.0.8 is a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

AnyDesk 8.0.0 for macOS is a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

curl 8.6.0 resolves over 100 bugs. This is a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 192.4.4605 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 205.0.0.11.228 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

FileZilla Client 3.66.5 is a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FileZilla Server 1.8.1 is a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

Google Drive 86.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Grocy Desktop 2.9.0 updates library and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/grocy/grocy-desktop

MeshCentral 1.1.20 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://meshcentral.com/info/downloads.html

Microsoft Teams 1.7.00.1864 adds several new features, including improved domain & email integration. This is not a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Nextcloud Server 28.0.2 resolves more than 100 bugs. This is a security update.

Homepage

Npcap 1.79 resolves a couple reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Omada Software Controller 5.13.23 resolves several bugs. This is not a security udpate.
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/omada-software-controller/

Pocketnet-Core 0.22.1 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://pocketnet.app/

Pocketnet-GUI 0.8.77 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://pocketnet.app/

Rclone 1.65.2 updates libraries and resolves a couple important reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://rclone.org/

Signal 6.47.0 makes several improvements to emoji and emoticon support. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Signal (Android) 6.46.7 doesn’t have a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Skype 8.110.0.218 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Syncthing 1.27.3 resolves several bugs and improves CLI complettion. This is not a security update.
https://syncthing.net/

Technitium DNS Server 12.0.1 moves to .NET 8, resolves more than a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://technitium.com/dns/

Telegram 4.14.15 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Telegram (Android) 10.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/apps

Tigase Server 8.3.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/tigase/tigase-server/releases/latest

Trillian 6.5.0.38 resolves a mute bug. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Zoom 5.17.7.31859 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 4.0.1 improves tracking, compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://en.3tene.com/

Bitwig Studio 5.1.3 adds a few new filters and modules, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.bitwig.com/download/

Grayjay 233 resolves several crashes and improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://grayjay.app/index.html

Kodi 20.4 resolves dozens of bugs and improves compatibility. This is a security update.
https://kodi.tv/

MediaMonkey 5.2 resolves a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.mediamonkey.com/windows#download

Plex Desktop 1.86.1.4076 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.55.1.4084 updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Media Server 1.40.0.7998 improves native tagging, music filtering, resolves several bugs. This should be treated as 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 5.3.189 resolves over 20 bugs. This is not a security update.
https://gdevelop.io/download

Minecraft Server (Bedrock) 1.20.61.01 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server/bedrock

PS5 2024.206 is a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

Steam 2024-01-13 resolves dozens of 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 Reader DC 23.008.20533 is a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Commerce 2.4.6-p4, 2.4.5-p6, 2.4.4-p7, 2.4.3-ext-6, 2.4.2-ext-6, 2.4.1-ext-6, 2.4.0-ext-6, and 2.3.7-p4-ext-6 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb24-03.html

Magento Open Source 2.4.6-p4, 2.4.5-p6, and 2.4.4-p7 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb24-03.html

Adobe Substance 3D Painter 9.1.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/substance3d_painter/apsb24-04.html

Adobe Acrobat 23.008.20533 and 20.005.30574 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb24-07.html

Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 2022.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/framemaker-publishing-server/apsb24-10.html

Adobe Audition 24.2 and 23.6.4 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/audition/apsb24-11.html

Adobe Substance 3D Designer 13.1.1 iis a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/substance3d_designer/apsb24-13.html

Calibre 7.5.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Columns++ 1.0.2 resolves a critical stability bug. This should be treated as a security update.
https://github.com/Coises/ColumnsPlusPlus

ImageMagick 7.1.1-28 updates libraries and resolves over a dozen bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://imagemagick.org/

Kindle for PC 2.3.70682 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

LibreOffice Fresh 24.2.0 is the first version released with the new numbering scheme (year and month of release). This version resolves almost 300 bugs. This is a security update. The “Fresh” line is beta software and should be avoided by most people.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Manager 24.2.13.1295 doesn’t have any detailed changes in the changelog for the most recent several versions over the last month, so this should be treated as a security update.
https://www.manager.io/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.11.1 updates libraries and resolves over a dozen bugs. This is a security update.

Homepage

Notepad++ 8.6.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

PDF-XChange Editor 10.2.1.385 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.pdf-xchange.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

QuickBooks Pro 2022 20231120-R13_63 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

QuickBooks Pro 2023 20231107-R9_121 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

uniCenta oPOS 5.0 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://unicenta.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Gpg4win 4.3.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

Java 8u401 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

KeePass 2.56 improves integration and search feature, resolves more than a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://keepass.info/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 4.6.8.311 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Microsoft Edge Policy 2024.02.06 adds blocklist for extension install types and the ability to preserve Manifest v2 availability. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/Edge-Enterprise/blob/public/edgeenterprise/microsoft-edge-policies.md

OpenSSL 3.2.1 is a security update.
https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

ProtonVPN 3.3.5 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

RogueKiller 15.14.0 is a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Stinger 13.0.0.64 is a security update.
https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Symantec Norton Removal Tool 20240206 improves removal. This is not a security update.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v60392881

Tails 5.22 updates libraries, included apps, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://tails.net/install/download/index.en.html

YARA 4.5.0 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/VirusTotal/yara/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 13.0.1.1 adds support for new encodings and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

HandBrake 1.7.3 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/

MakeMKV 1.17.6 improves tolerance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.makemkv.com/download/

StreamFab 6.1.6.5 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

UniFab 2.0.1.1 adds support for denoise, improves upscaling performance, and 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 8.10.24 resolves several bugs, improves idle behavior, and improves integration. This should be treated as a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

Agent Ransack 2022.3420 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Agent Ransack – Download

AMD Ryzen Master 2.13.0.2908 adds support for new hardware and improves Curve Optimizer settings. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master

AOMEI Partition Assistant 10.3.0 adds Bitlocker support and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskpart.com/

Autoruns 14.11 fixes a parameter parsing bug. This is a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

balenaEtcher 1.18.11 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://etcher.balena.io/

Bitwarden 2024.2.0 improves self-hosting controls, TOTP capture and import. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.20.10897 improves cleaning, adds bookmark backup removal, and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

CPU-Z Installer 2.09 adds support for new hardware and adds the ability to benchmark a single coreset/cluster. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 3.5.0 drops support for older Windows versions, adds several new raw maps, API calls, and mixer control. This is not a security update.
https://cygwin.com/

Dell Command Update 5.2.0 improves controls and notifications. This is not a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln311129/dell-command-update?lang=en

DesktopOK 11.16 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

dnGrep 4.1.7.0 improves PDF search, date-time display, adds mutliple custom editor support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

email-oauth2-proxy 2024-01-20 adds support for GWS Cloud Service accounts, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://github.com/simonrob/email-oauth2-proxy

Everything CLI 1.1.0.27 improves performance and adds x64 build. This is not a security update.
https://www.voidtools.com/

Fido 1.55 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

FileLocator Pro 2022.3420 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

FileLocator Pro – Download

Fing 3.6.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fing.com/products/fing-desktop-download-windows

Go 1.22.0 adds several new language constructs, improved auditing and performance, adds go/version, and enhanced routing. This is not a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.5.5 improves compatibility and resolves more than a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

Hiren’s BootCD PE 1.0.4 adds several new utilities, updates libraries and applications, adds hundreds of new drives, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.

Download

Homedale 2.10 adds support for MU-MIMO detection. This is not a security update.
https://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/

HWiNFO 7.72 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.

Download HWiNFO

Inkchip WIC 1.17 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://inkchip.net/wic/

Kingston SSD Manager 1.5.3.6 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

MS Printer Metadata Troubleshooter 1.0.0.1 is a security update.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5034510-microsoft-printer-metadata-troubleshooter-tool-december-2023-b3197f24-fd25-430d-96d2-70f2044ce6a1

OSForensics 11.0.1004 improves compatibility and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

osquery 5.11.0 updates libraries, adds support for new tables, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://osquery.io/downloads

PowerToys 0.78.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

Rufus 4.4 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_US/

ScreenConnect 23.9.7.8804 is a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

SearchMyFiles 3.24 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

Sysmon 15.12 resolves several stability and reliability bugs. This is a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysmon

Ventoy 1.0.97 adds support for FreeBSD 14.0 and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

WhyNotWin11 2.6.0.0 improves detection and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11

WizTree 4.18 improves scan performance and filter behavior, improves Copy/Cut/Delete, progress bar and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskanalyzer.com/

ZoomIt 8.01 adds DemoType (autotyping) support and fixes a crash. This is not a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 2023.1.1.28 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

GitHub Desktop 3.3.8 resolves more than a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Microsoft Visual C++ 2022 Redistributable 14.38.33135.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist

MySQL ConnectorNet 8.3.0 is a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

MySQL Server 8.0.36 is a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Node.js 21.6.1 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 20.11.0 is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Python 3.12.2 is a security update.
https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/

SQLite 3.45.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Visual Studio Code 1.86.1 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

WinMerge 2.16.38 improves BOM detection and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://winmerge.org/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.17.1 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ppsspp.org/download/

VirtualBox 7.0.14 resolves more than a dozen 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.

Coppermine Gallery 1.6.26 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://coppermine-gallery.net/

Grocy 4.1.0 updates library and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/grocy/grocy

HumHub 1.15.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Home

Invision Community 4.7.15 resolves over 50 bugs. This is a security update.
https://invisioncommunity.com/

MailEnable 10.48 resolves more than a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

ownCloud Client 5.2.1.13040 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.com/desktop-app/

Piwigo 14.2.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://piwigo.org/

WordPress 6.4.3 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Akismet 5.3.1 resolves several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

BuddyPress 12.2.0 is a minor security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

Contact Form 7 5.8.7 improves compatibility and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Duplicator 1.5.8.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

Duplicator – WordPress Migration & Backup Plugin

Email Log 2.4.9 adds controls to limit actions. This is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/email-log/

Redirection 5.4.2 removes Geo IP and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

Social Post Feed 4.2.2 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/

Sucuri Security 1.8.41 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sucuri-scanner/

WooCommerce 8.5.2 resolves a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WordPress Importer 0.8.2 updates documentation and improves workflow. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-importer/

WP Cerber Security 9.6.2 updates design, adds event insights, and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wpcerber.com/

WP Mail SMTP 3.11.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

WPBakery 7.4 adds built-in SEO toolkit and improves social media controls. 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 2023-11-14

Happy Thanksgiving, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for November, 2023. It’s ugly.

This month brings a new version of Windows 11 (v23H2), critical security updates for all supported Apple products, and (literally) new security updates for every browser every single week since the last update cycle on October 10th. That’s on top of the 190+ major hacks, and over 205 application updates this month. Prepare yourself, there will be about 5 GB of updates for most devices this month.

The new Windows Copilot AI feature is now enabled by default in Windows 10 and 11, but can be disabled either in the deep settings or within group policy.

This Month in Technology

1Password, 23andMe, Accenture, Ace Hardware, Advarra, Air Canada, Air Europa, Allen & Overy, Allied Pilots Association, AlohaCare, American Family Insurance, Ampersand, Android 13, AndroidLista, Apache ActiveMQ, Apple Safari, Apple “Find My”, Atlas Healthcare CT, Atlassian Confluence, Avito, BHI Energy Health and Welfare Benefits Plan, BHI Energy I Specialty Services LLC, BHS Physician Network, Inc., Boeing, British Library, Bukalapak, BulletProftLink, Bureau van Dijk, Cadence Bank, Caesars Entertainment, Inc., Casio, CCleaner, Chess, Cisco IOS XE, City of Philadelphia, City of Victorville, California, Clark County School District (CCSD), Colonial Pipeline, Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma, Crum & Forster, D-Link, Dakota Eye Institute, Deer Oaks Behavioral Health, 22 companies overseeing energy infrastructure in Denmark, District of Columbia Board of Elections, DP World Australia, Drug Free Workplaces USA, LLC, Edward C. Taylor, PhD., PL, eleHealth, Ethereum wallet system, European government email servers, F5 BIG-IP, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Financial Asset Management Systems, First Judicial Circuit, Fitmart, Five Guys Enterprises, LLC, Frax Outsourcing, Frazier & Deeter, LLC, Fredericksburg Foot & Ankle Center, PLC, GameSprite, GamingMonk, GPD Holdings LLC (CoinFlip), Grammarly, Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association, Inc., Growers Express, LLC, Grupo GTD, Healthsoft LLC, Helping the Aging Needy and Disabled Inc, Henry Schein, Hill International, Inc, Hospital & Medical Foundation of Paris, Inc, Hospital Sisters Health System, Indian state government, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)…which paid the ransom, International Criminal Court, IPM Healthcare DBA Boomerang Healthcare, Jeffco Public Schools, Juniper devices, Jupyter Notebooks, JustSystems Corporation Ichitaro, Kansas Supreme Court, Kwik Trip, Kyocera AVX Components Corporation (KAVX), La Red Health Center, LastPass, LCS Financial Services, LDLC ASVEL, Lennar Corporation, Life Generations Healthcare LLC, Lobel Financial Corporation, Longhorn Village, macOS, Marina Bay Sands, Mattson Technology, Inc., McLaren Health Care, MemeChat, Microsoft Exchange, Morrison Community Hospital, Mozi IoT Botnet, Mr. Cooper, Napa Integrated Medicine PC, NASCO, NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway appliances, New York Life Insurance Company, Northern Iowa Therapy PC, Okta (again and again), OrthoAlaska, LLC, Oscar Insurance Company of Florida, Pacific Clear Vision Institute, Pacific Union College, Peerstar LLC, Pennsylvania General Store, peplink Surf SOHO, Perry Johnson & Associates, Personify Care, Pharmacy Group of Mississippi, LLC, Phoenix, Pisenti & Brinker LLP, Postmeds, Inc./Truepill, Progress Software MOVEit, Progressive Leasing, Prolific Puma, Pypl, QNAP QTS, Radius Global Solutions, RagnarLocker ransomware, Redcliffe Labs, Refresco Beverages US Inc., Resort Data Processing, Inc., Revival Animal Health, Riverside County Office of Education, Roundcube Webmail, Royal Elementor, Samsung Galaxy S23, San Diego PACE, San Francisco Jazz Organization, Sberbank, Seiko, Shadow PC, Simpson Manufacturing, Singing River Health System, 1 million Windows and Linux hosts using SMBv1, SoftEther VPN, SolarWinds Access Rights Manager, South River Technologies Titan MFT and Titan SFTP, Sphero, Stanford University, Stars Arena, State of Maine, Sumo Logic, Sun Life Financial, Sutter Health, SysAid, Taylored Service Parent Co., TeamCity, The Chattanooga Heart Institute, The Commerce Insurance Company (MAPFRE Insurance), The Hilb Group Operating Company, LLC, The Newtron Group, LLC, Toronto Public Library, Toumei, Town of Iowa, Louisiana, Transaction Data Systems, TransForm, Tri Counties Bank, Tri-City Medical Center, Trigona ransomware gang, Trust Benefit Technologies, LLC, Tunngle, 11 Ukrainian telcos, University Federal Credit Union, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, User Submitted Posts WordPress plugin, Veeam ONE IT, Vidio, VMware vCenter Server, VMware vRealize Log Insight, WACOSA, Wescom Central Credit Union, West Texas Gas, Westat, Inc., Western Washington Medical Group, Weston Embedded uC-HTTP HTTP Server, Women Political Leaders Summit, WS_FTP, Wyze Cam v3, Yifan YF325, Zhefengle have reportedly been hacked or compromised this month.

In what should be no surprise to 40,000 people, yes, leaving the default “admin” password will get you hacked.

Cloudflare, OpenAI/ChatGPT, Outlook.com, and the Toronto Public Library have suffered from outages this month.

Last months updates broke .NET 6.0 security patches, .NET 7.0 security patches, Apple device integration with Enterprise Single Sign On, Hosted Exchange, HP motherboards, Hyper-V, Microsoft 365 admin system, Microsoft 365, MS Office, Outlook Desktop, Rivian infotainment systems, Veeam RCT, VMware ESXi, Windows desktop icons, Windows Server 2022 VMs on VMware ESXi, Windows Update, and WSUS.

Microsoft violated (again) their promise not to push bloatware on LTSC.

Microsoft also introduced over 110 security vulnerabilities (discovered so far…) to Microsoft 365 by integrating SketchUp 3D capabilities.

Sadly, Microsoft has also disabled the free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and 8. Until about a month ago it was still possible to upgrade older machines to Windows 10 without having to purchase a license. Now it is no longer possible.

Microsoft has also changed Authenticator behavior to suppress notifications for “risky sign-ins.” The idea is that when a login occurs from an unlikely source, somewhere you have not logged in before or a country you’re unlikely to be in, they can prevent the out-of-the-blue popup asking if you’re trying to log in. Unfortunately, if you’ve reused passwords, or used weak passwords, then this will increase the likelihood of a random calls “from microsoft” or “your IT department” asking you to “verify that you still have access to account” by opening the authenticator and actively approving the login. This kind of UI behavior teaches people to be less wary since they have to then go out of their way to “prove” themselves, which is something most humans innately want to do. It’s going to be bad. To reduce the risk please use strong, unique, random passwords to lessen the risk of successful password spraying attacks.

Microsoft extended the security update support period for Windows Server 2012 to October 2026.

LBRY, Inc is finally throwing in the towel after years of fighting the SEC. LBRY is the organization behind the best (IMHO) video and data sharing service in the world, and was targeted because the federal government chooses not to understand crypto. LBRY is dead, long live LBRY!

The US is leading an alliance to never pay ransom to cybercriminals. A US court has ruled that it is not a privacy violation for your car to harvest your contacts, texts and call logs even when you do not grant those permissions. The SEC has charged SolarWinds and their CISO with fraud over the massive hack in late 2020.

Not only is it foolhardy to assume that any automated system could prevent abuse by 100% of the advertisers, Google’s own data shows that the number of malicious ads they have detected has increased by over 50% in the last year.

The “they have detected” clause is the important takeaway from that statement. Google has over a thousand dedicated people within their ad review department whose sole purpose is to detect and block malicious advertisements, and ads that violate any other policies. Even with that, many people that interact with ads still don’t realize they’re advertisements or are taken to malicious or fraudulent sites. They simply can not detect all malicious advertisements.

Now that Google is pushing a new ad-blocker war via YouTube, it’s actually increasing the number of people that realize that they can, and should, take action to block advertisements. Is it any wonder why people are increasingly blocking ads? You should, too. Start with uBlock Origin. Blocking advertisements is not just about security, though, it could help save the planetNeed help? Ask.

Moody’s has downgraded the US financial outlook to “negative”.

Now for the good news:

According to the CDC there are now record-high childhood vaccine refusals across the country. It’s about time.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday is huge this month. The typical computer should see roughly 5 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to address 83 vulnerabilities in .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Azure, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Remote Registry Service, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Microsoft Windows Search Component, Microsoft Windows Speech, Open Management Infrastructure, Tablet Windows User Interface, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Windows Authentication Methods, Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver, Windows Common Log File System Driver, Windows Compressed Folder, Windows Defender, Windows Deployment Services, Windows DHCP Server, Windows Distributed File System (DFS), Windows DWM Core Library, Windows HMAC Key Derivation, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Installer, Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), Windows Kernel, Windows NTFS, Windows Protected EAP (PEAP), Windows Scripting, Windows SmartScreen, Windows Storage, and MSRT (~ 2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Monterey 12.7.1, macOS Ventura 13.6.2, macOS Sonoma 14.1.1, iOS 15.8, iOS 16.7.2, iOS 17.1.1, iPadOS 15.8, iPadOS 16.7.2, iPadOS 17.1.1, Safari 17.1, tvOS 17.1, and watchOS 10.1.1. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 15.8, 16.7.2, and 17.1.1 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 15.8, 16.7.2, and 17.1.1 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 10.1.1 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 17.1 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 118.0.5993.123/124 and 114.0.5735.339 are security updates. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Fedora 39-1.5 is a major update, adding cosmetic, networking, security and other improvements, and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/

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 23.11.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/support

Daemon Tools Lite 12.0.0 is a major update with a redesign, improves search and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.6.9 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

DS4Windows 3.2.19 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows/releases/latest

Nvidia Driver 474.66 is a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Samsung DeX 2.4.1.22 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.samsung.com/us/apps/dex/

Wacom Driver 6.4.4-3 adds support for new hardware 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 1.60.114 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 119.0.6045.123 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 119.0.2151.58 is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Firefox 119.0.1 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Firefox ESR 115.4.0 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

Vivaldi 6.4.3160.42 is a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Microsoft Edge WebView2 119.0.2151.44 is a security update.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/

Email Updates

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

DavMail Gateway 6.2.0 updates dependencies and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://davmail.sourceforge.net/

Spark 3.10.2 adds Spark Integrations and +AI to improve automation and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.10.2.61166 adds Spark Integrations and +AI to improve automation and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 115.4.2 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 8.0.6 adds dark mode, improves key handling, improves UI, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

AnyDesk (macOS) 7.2.3 vastly improves key handling and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

BrowsingHistoryView 2.57 improves compatibility with Opera. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

curl 8.4.0 adds support for IPFS and resolves more than 100 bugs. This is a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 186.4.6207 improved hard drive space controls. This is not a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 199.0.0.9.236 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

FileZilla Client 3.66.1 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 13.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Google Drive 84.0 is a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Microsoft Teams 1.6.00.29964 adds SMS notifications, unique join links, workflows within channels and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Nextcloud Server 27.1.3 is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Npcap 1.78 is a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Pocketnet-GUI 0.8.67 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://pocketnet.app/

Rclone 1.64.2 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://rclone.org/

Signal 6.38.0 improves contact management, voice and video calls. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Signal (Android) 6.39.3 improves contact management. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Skype 8.106.0.212 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Syncthing 1.26.0 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://syncthing.net/

Technitium DNS Server 11.5.3 resolves several bugs. This follows shortly after a security update, so should be treated as a security update.
https://technitium.com/dns/

Telegram (Android) 10.2.3 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://telegram.org/apps

Telegram 4.11.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Zoom 5.16.6.24712 is a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

3tene 3.0.13 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://en.3tene.com/

Bitwig Studio 5.0.11 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.bitwig.com/download/

iTunes 12.13.0.9 is a security update.
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Picard 2.10 is a security update.
https://picard.musicbrainz.org/

Plex Desktop 1.81.0.4012 adds Discover Together and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.50.1.4014 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Media Server 1.32.8.7639 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-media-server

VLC Media Player 3.0.20 is a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GameMaker Studio 2023.8.2.108 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.yoyogames.com/en/gamemaker

GDevelop 5.3.180 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://gdevelop.io/download

Lego Studio 2.23.10_1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd

Minecraft Server (Bedrock) 1.20.41.02 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server/bedrock

Nintendo Switch 17.0.0 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 23.02-08.20.02 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

SteamOS SteamDeck Update 2023-11-13 is a security update.
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675200/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat and Reader DC 23.006.20380 is a security update.
https://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Acrobat and Reader 20.005.30539 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb23-54.html

Adobe After Effects 23.6.2 and 24.0.3 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/after_effects/apsb23-66.html

Adobe Animate 23.0.3 and 24.0 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/animate/apsb23-61.html

Adobe Audition 23.6.2 and 24.0.3 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/audition/apsb23-64.html

Adobe Bridge 13.0.5 and 14.0.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/bridge/apsb23-57.html

Adobe ColdFusion 2021.12 and 2023.6 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb23-52.html

Adobe Dimension 3.4.10 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/dimension/apsb23-62.html

Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 2022.1 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/framemaker/apsb23-58.html

Adobe InCopy 18.5.1 and 19.0 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/incopy/apsb23-60.html

Adobe InDesign 18.5.1 and 19.0 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/indesign/apsb23-55.html

Adobe Media Encoder 23.6.2 and 24.0.3 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/media-encoder/apsb23-63.html

Adobe Photoshop 24.7.2 and 25.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb23-56.html

Adobe Premiere Pro 23.6.2 and 24.0.3 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/premiere_pro/apsb23-65.html

Adobe RoboHelp Server 11.5 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/robohelp-server/apsb23-53.html

Artweaver 7.0.16 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 3.4.1 adds musical view, pitch controls, and resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Blender 3.6.5 doesn’t provide a detailed change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.blender.org/download/

Calibre 6.29.0 resolves several bugs, improves zoom control, and adds a command line option to open a new instance. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Ghostscript 10.02.1 is a security update.
https://www.ghostscript.com/releases/gsdnld.html

GIMP 2.10.36 is a security update.
https://www.gimp.org/

ImageMagick 7.1.1-21 is a security update.
https://imagemagick.org/

Kdenlive 23.08.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://kdenlive.org/

Kindle for PC 2.1.70471 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Krita 5.2.1 improves various features and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice 7.5.8 resolves more than a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Manager 23.11.13.1143 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.manager.io/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.10.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Notepad++ 8.5.8 resolves more than a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Paint.net 5.0.11 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

PDF-XChange Editor 10.1.2.382 is a security update.
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

QuickBooks Pro 2022 R13_09 improves migration assistant and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

QuickBooks Pro 2023 R6_25 resolves resolves a major billing bug. This is not a security update.
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

QuickBooks Pro 2024 20230817-R3_61 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

SumatraPDF 3.5.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/download-free-pdf-viewer

Security Software Updates

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

JShelter 0.17 adds several new controls and features. This is not a security update.
https://jshelter.org/install/

KeePass 2.55 resolves more than a dozen bugs and adds several new features. This is a security update.
https://keepass.info/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 4.6.5 improves compatibility and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

OpenSSL 3.1.4 is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/

ProtonVPN (macOS) 4.0.0 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

RogueKiller 15.13.0 is a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Stinger 12.2.0.664 adds support for several new detections. This should be considered a security update.
https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

SuperAntiSpyware 10.0.1258 is a security update.
https://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Tails 5.19 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/index.en.html

Tron 2023-10-17 is a security update.
https://www.bmrf.org/repos/tron/

uBlock Origin 1.53.4 improves stability.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

Wireless Network Watcher 2.40 adds columns for IPv6 Address and Link Local IPv6 Address. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 30.0.0 is a major update which removes support for older platforms, adds support to new features and capabilities, and resolves over 50 bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://obsproject.com/

SnagIt 24.0.1 resolves several bugs, improves performance and adds output to Teams. 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 13.0.0.4 resolves dozens of bugs and adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

FFmpeg 20231114 adds caption decoding. This is not a security update.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

StreamFab 6.1.4.9 improves compatibility and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

UniFab 2.0.0.3 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. 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 6.0.30 is a security update.
https://www.zotero.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

.NET Runtime 7.0.13 and 8.0.0 are security updates.
https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet

1Password 8.10.18 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/

Agent Ransack 2022.3416 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download/

AMD Ryzen Master 2.11.2.2659 is a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master

AOMEI Partition Assistant 10.2.1 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskpart.com/

Beyond Compare 4.4.7.28397 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.scootersoftware.com/download.php?zz=dl4

Bitwarden 2023.10.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.17.10746 improves junk cleaning. This is a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

CurrPorts 2.76 adds option to show only incoming TCP connections. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

Dell Command Update 5.1.0 is a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln311129/dell-command-update?lang=en

Dell OS Recovery Tool 2.3.2.7523 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/drivers/osiso/recoverytool

DesktopOK 11.13 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

dnGrep 4.0.129.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

email-oauth2-proxy 2023-11-01 adds support for secret rotation, resolves a couple bugs, and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/simonrob/email-oauth2-proxy

Everything Toolbar 1.3.2 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar/

Fido 1.52 adds support for Windows 11 23H2. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

FileLocator Pro 2022.3416 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

Fing 3.5.1 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fing.com/products/fing-desktop-download-windows

Go 1.21.4 is a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.4.5 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

HDD Raw Copy 1.20 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-Copy-Tool/

HWiNFO 7.66 adds support for newer hardware and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.hwinfo.com/download/

Java 8u391 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

NConvert 7.163 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.xnview.com/en/nconvert/

NetworkInterfacesView 1.35 adds support for IPv6 addresses and IPv6 DNS servers. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

NTLite 2023.11.9477 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

osquery 5.10.2 is a security update.
https://osquery.io/downloads

PingInfoView 3.01 adds support for IPv6, sorting, reporting improvements, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/multiple_ping_tool.html

PowerToys 0.75.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

RoboForm 9.5.4 reduces nags and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.roboform.com/

Rufus 4.3 adds support for Windows 11 23H2, improves compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_US/

ScreenConnect 23.8.5.8707 is a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

Sysmon 15.11 improves performance and resolves a couple bugs. This is a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysmon

TcpLogView 1.40 adds option to show only incoming connections. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

VMMap 3.4 adds support for .NET 6 and higher. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/vmmap

WinGet 1.6.3133 adds support to configure behavior and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli/releases/latest

WinScan2PDF 8.68 improves performance and reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 4.16 adds several new features, cosmetic and reliability improvements, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskanalyzer.com/

ZoomIt 7.2 adds highlighter and blur and microphone selection. This is not a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ADB 34.0.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

Android Studio 2022.3.1.21 resolves a couple issues with Gradle. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

GitHub Desktop 3.3.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Godot 4.1.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

Microsoft Visual C++ 2022 Redistributable 14.36.33130.0 is a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist

MySQL ConnectorNet 8.2.0 updates libraries and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

MySQL Server 8.0.35 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Node.js 18.18.2 is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 20.9.0 is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 21.2.0 resolves several bugs, updates libraries, and provides dozens of improvements. This is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.44.0 provides more than a dozen improvements and bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Visual Studio Code 1.84.2 resolves several bugs. As of 1.84 Microsoft has dropped support for 32-bit versions of Visual Studio. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

WinMerge 2.16.34 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://winmerge.org/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.16.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ppsspp.org/download/

VirtualBox 7.0.12 resolves dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

HumHub 1.15.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en

Invision Community 4.7.14 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://invisioncommunity.com/

Joomla 5.0.0 and 4.4.0 are both major updates with many new features, compatibility improvements, and bug fixes. These are not security updates.
https://www.joomla.org/

ownCloud Client 5.1.2 is a major update improving compatibility, performance, stability and resolving many bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.com/desktop-app/

ownCloud Server 10.13.2 updates depenendencies and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://owncloud.com/download-server/

WordPress 6.4.1 is the third update to WordPress in the last month, following several security issues.
https://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 3.1.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/autoptimize/

BuddyPress 11.4.0 improves stability and compatibility. This is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

Contact Form 7 5.8.2 improves stability and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Duplicator 1.5.7 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/#developers

My Sticky Bar (formerly myStickymenu) 2.6.5 rebrands, adds a couple features, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mystickymenu/

Postie 1.9.66 improves compatibility and resolves a notification bug. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

Show IDs 1.1.10 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpsite-show-ids/

W3 Total Cache 2.6.0 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

WooCommerce 8.2.2 resolves several bgus. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WP Mail SMTP 3.10.0 improves OAuth integration and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

WP Plugin Update Checker 5.3 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/YahnisElsts/plugin-update-checker/releases/latest

WPBakery 7.2 adds AI support and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wpbakery.com/

WPtouch 4.3.55 resolves several bgus. 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 2023-10-10

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for October, 2023.

This month brings a new version of macOS, version 14.0/Sonoma, an impending new Windows 11 build, and several very high profile vulnerabilities in shared code that affect thousands of applications. Vendors for some will not even discover that they’re vulnerable until their applications are used in mass hacks. The next few months are going to be ugly as this plays out.

There were 153 major hacks, and over 200 application updates this month. It’s an insane month, with about 6 GB of updates for most users.

This Month in Technology

23andMe, Accusoft ImageGear, Activision, Actors Fund Home, Air Canada, Airbus, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Amazon, Amerita, Android, ApexSMS, Apple iOS/iPadOS (several times), Aretis Health LLC, Arkansas Total Care, Inc., Arm chips, Arm Mali GPU drivers, Asian National Power Grid, Atlassian Confluence Data Center and Server, Atrium Health, Auckland Transport, Bermuda, Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists LLC, Bluegrass Care Navigators, BORN Ontario, Bureau van Dijk, Caesars Entertainment, Cascade Family Dental, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Charlotte Radiology, ChildFund New Zealand, Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Manager, Cisco Emergency Responder, Cisco IOS, Citrix NetScaler, City of Dallas, Texas, Clover Health LLC, CoinEx, Colombian Government, Community First Medical Center, Cyberport, D-Link DAP-X1860 WiFi 6 range extenders, dBforums, Delta Dental of California, District of Columbia Board of Elections, DLP Central Carolina Medical Center, Donald Trump Jr.’s X account, Dr. Patty DiBlasio, PC, Duke University Health System, ECU Health, Erlanger Health, Inc., Exim, FirstHealth, Flagstar Bank, Florida’s First Judicial Circuit Court, Founder Project Rx, Inc., GitLab, glibc ld.so – standard in all modern Linux flavors, GNOME, Google Chrome (again!), all modern GPUs, Health First, Inc., Horse Isle, hotels, booking sites, and travel agencies, hundreds of known apps using Electron due to the webp vulnerability, HWL Ebsworth, indeed.com, India’s National Logistics Portal-Marine, Indiana University Health, International Criminal Court (ICC), JetBrains’ TeamCity, Johnson Controls, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, Juniper SRX firewalls and EX switches, Just Kids Dental, LabCorp, Lakeland Community College,
Lakeview Clinic, libwebp, Linux GNU C library (Looney Tunables), Lone Star Alliance, Inc, Lyca Mobile, MalindoAir, McLaren Health Care, MGM Resorts, Microsoft AI-powered Bing Chat, Microsoft AI, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft Skype, Microsoft SQL Servers, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft XboxMission Health System, Mixin Network, MNGI Digestive Health, Mosaic Mental Health, Motel One Group, MOVEit (again), Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center, Nansen, National Student Clearinghouse, Navvis & Company, LLC, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, NorthStar Anesthesia, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Novant Health, NTT Docomo, Nuance Communications, Oak Valley Hospital District, Omnicell Specialty Pharmacy Services (OSPS), Openfire messaging servers, ORBCOMM, OrthoAlaska, LLC, Parkers Chapel School District, PaySystem.tech, Peach State Health Plan, Pharm-Pacc Corporation, Physical Therapy, PLLC, Physicians Insurance Company, Physio Logic Chiropractic, Piilopuoti, Pizza Hut Australia, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., Qualcomm GPU and Compute DSP drivers, Retool, Rock County Health Department, Rollbar, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Ryders Health Management LLC, See Tickets, Skype for Desktop, Sony Interactive Entertainment, South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Sutter North Surgery Center, T-Mobile, multiple telecommunication service providers in the Middle East, Western Europe, and South Asia, Temple University Health System, Inc., Texas Medical Insurance Company, Texas Medical Liability Trust, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), TissuPath, TorchServe AI, TransUnion, Trend Micro Apex One, UNC Health, United Healthcare Services, Inc. Single Affiliated Covered Entity, United Kingdom’s Greater Manchester Police, VA Dept. of Medical Assistance Services, Vitalik Buterin’s X account, Wake Radiology Diagnostic Imaging, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Walmart, Inc. Associates Health and Welfare Plan, WebP, Wellstar Health System, Windows 11 Theme system, 17,000 WordPress sites, and WS_FTP Servers have reportedly been hacked or compromised this month.

Auckland Transport, Bing Chat AI, Caesars, Canadian airports, Discord, Lyca Mobile, MGM, Microsoft Teams, and the Royal Family website have suffered from outages this month.

Google, Amazon, and CloudFlare have been seeing record-breaking numbers of attacks using a weakness in the HTTP/2 protocol.

Last months updates broke BitLocker, Excel, faith in Windows (forcing an incompatible application), Outlook (twice), and USB printing.

The Magecart skimming malware is now abusing online store error pages.

The UK passed the “Online Safety Bill” which, among other things, grants government (and those with an ax to grind – like LOVEINT) mandated access to all private internet conversations.

Microsoft is pushing Edge and Bing in violation of their own policies. If they treated themselves with the same rules they treat others, then microsoft.com would be blocked for distributing the BGAUpsell crapware.

PayPal is finally making news for their complicity in the latest rash of invoice scams. Netcraft is playing it off as PayPal being the victim, but they can hardly be held blameless. They’ve been supporting these scams for years.

Google will be retiring the Basic HTML view in January. Half of the ISPs in Tuolumne County will suffer as a result. Google is also now pushing Passkeys as their default authentication platform, meaning that instead of knowledge of your password, all it will take for new logins to your Google account is possession of one of your devices.

Apple iPhone 12 violates French health laws for exceeding allowable EF radiation. Apple is planning to release an update to reduce the emissions in order to comply.

Even staff in military and defense organizations can’t be trusted to use good passwords.

CISA has been slapped yet again for their government-sponsored censorship. Maybe this time it will take?

Now for the good news:

Google is now (finally!) treating unauthenticated Microsoft 365 email as spam (it is).

Google announced they’ll be supporting all Chromebooks for 10 years — twice as long as was promised before. This should massively reduce e-waste.

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.

Microsoft released updates to address 105 vulnerabilities in Active Directory Domain Services, Azure, Azure DevOps, Azure Real Time Operating System, Azure SDK, Client Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS), HTTP/2, Microsoft Common Data Model SDK, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Office, Microsoft QUIC, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Microsoft Windows Media Foundation, Microsoft Windows Search Component, Microsoft WordPad, Skype for Business, SQL Server, Windows Active Template Library, Windows AllJoyn API, Windows Client/Server Runtime Subsystem, Windows Common Log File System Driver, Windows Container Manager Service, Windows Deployment Services, Windows DHCP Server, Windows Error Reporting, Windows HTML Platform, Windows IIS, Windows IKE Extension, Windows Kernel, Windows Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol, Windows Mark of the Web (MOTW), Windows Message Queuing, Windows Microsoft DirectMusic, Windows Mixed Reality Developer Tools, Windows Named Pipe File System, Windows NT OS Kernel, Windows Power Management Service, Windows RDP, Windows Remote Procedure Call, Windows Resilient File System (ReFS), Windows Runtime C++ Template Library, Windows Setup Files Cleanup, Windows TCP/IP, Windows TPM, Windows Virtual Trusted Platform Module, Windows Win32K, and MSRT (~ 1.5 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Sonoma 14.0, macOS Ventura 13.6, macOS Monterey 12.7, iOS 16.7.1, iOS 17.0.3, iPadOS 16.7.1, iPadOS 17.0.3, Safari 16.6.1, Safari 17.0, tvOS 17.0, watchOS 10.0.2, watchOS 9.6.3, Xcode 15.0, Apple Service Utility, and Pro Video Formats 2.2.7. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 16.7.1 and 17.0.3 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 16.7.1 and 17.0.3 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 9.6.3 and 10.0.2 are security updates. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 17.0 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 117.0.5938.157 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 (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 23.9.3 improves game support and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/support

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.6.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

DS4Windows 3.2.17 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows/releases/latest

Garmin Express 7.18.3 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express/

GnuCash 5.4 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.gnucash.org/

TP-Link Archer AX73 v2.0 230829 is a security update.
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/archer-ax73/v2.0/#Firmware

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.58.137 is a security update.
https://brave.com/

Firefox 118.0.2 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Firefox ESR 115.3.1 is a security update.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

Google Chrome 109.0.5414.168 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Google Chrome 117.0.5938.149 is a security update.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 117.0.2045.60 is a security update.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Microsoft Edge WebView2 117.0.2045.60 is a security update.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/

SeaMonkey 2.53.17.1 is a security update.
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Vivaldi 6.2.3105.58 is a security update.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Spark 3.9.0.57590 adds group invitations and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.9.0.57684 adds group invitations and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 115.3.1 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 8.0.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

AnyDesk (macOS) 7.2.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

curl 8.3.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 184.4.6543 is a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 196.0.0.4.210 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

Google Drive 82.0 increases nags and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Microsoft Teams 1.6.00.27573 improves app controls. This is not a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Nextcloud Server 27.1.2 is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Npcap 1.77 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Omada Software Controller 5.12.7 adds IDS/IPS, support for newer hardware, and resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/omada-software-controller/

Signal 6.33.0 adds the ability to edit messages. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Signal (Android) 6.35.3 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Skype 8.104.0.207 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Syncthing 1.25.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://syncthing.net/

Telegram 4.10.3 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Telegram (Android) 10.1.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://telegram.org/apps

Trillian 6.5.0.33 is a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

WinSCP 6.1.2 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Zoom 5.16.2.22807 is a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Bitwig Studio 5.0.9 improves DAWproject mapping, export, and import, and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.bitwig.com/download/

iTunes 12.12.10.1 is a security update.
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Plex Desktop 1.79.1.3984 is a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.48.1.3982 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Media Server 1.32.6.7557 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not 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.

GameMaker Studio 2023.8.2.106 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.yoyogames.com/en/gamemaker

GDevelop 5.2.175 adds collaboration for Cloud projects, simplified variable syntax. This is not a security update.
https://gdevelop.io/download

Minecraft Server (Bedrock) 1.20.32.03 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server/bedrock

Minecraft Server (Java) 1.20.2 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server

PlayStation PS4 11.00 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps4/system-software/

PlayStation PS5 2023.101 adds Dolby Atmos support, increased M.2 SSD size support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

SteamOS SteamDeck Update 2023-10-06 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675200/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Bridge 13.0.4 and 14.0.0 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/bridge/apsb23-49.html

Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta2, 2.4.6-p3, 2.4.5-p5, 2.4.4-p6, 2.4.3-ext-5, 2.4.2-ext-5, 2.4.1-ext-5, 2.4.0-ext-5, and 2.3.7-p4-ext-5 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb23-50.html

Adobe Photoshop 24.7.1 and 25.0 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb23-51.html

Blender 3.6.4 is a security update.
https://www.blender.org/download/

Calibre 6.28.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Ghostscript 10.02.0 is a security update.
https://www.ghostscript.com/releases/gsdnld.html

IcoFX 3.9 resolves several bugs, adds support for PNG, and adds several export options. This is a security update.
https://icofx.ro/

ImageMagick 7.1.1-20 is a security update.
https://imagemagick.org/

Kdenlive 23.08.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://kdenlive.org/

Kindle for PC 2.0.70350 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

LibreOffice 7.5.7 is a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 7.6.2 is a security update. The Fresh line is beta software so most people should avoid it in favor of the Still line.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.10.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Paint.net 5.0.10 is a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

PDF-XChange Editor 10.1.1.381 is a security update.
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

Security Software Updates

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

Chainsaw 2.8.0 adds support for parsing ESE and SRUM databases, new rules and support for aggregated reports. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/countercept/chainsaw

JShelter 0.16 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://jshelter.org/install/

LibreJS 7.21.1 is a security update.
https://www.gnu.org/software/librejs/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 4.6.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Mac 4.21 adds support for macOS Sonoma. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

OpenSSL 3.1.3 is a security update.
https://www.openssl.org/source/

ProtonVPN (macOS) 3.3.3 resolves a couple bugs and improves user interface. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

RogueKiller 15.12.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Stinger 12.2.0.659 adds support for new detections. This is not a security update.
https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

uBlock Origin 1.52.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

elementary OS 7.1 improves privacy, color blindness, and keyboard controls, personalization, sideloading, and adds new hardware support. This is not a security update.
https://elementary.io/

Tails 5.18 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/index.en.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ScreenToGif 2.39 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest

SnagIt 24.0.0 is a major update adding ability to combine videos, click animations, capture pinning, and updated stamps. 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.

MakeMKV 1.17.5 improves reliability and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.makemkv.com/download/

StreamFab 6.1.4.4 improves compatibility. 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 (macOS) 6.0.27 adds macOS Sonoma compatibility and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.zotero.org/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password 8.10.16 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

Bitwarden 2023.9.1 is a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.16.10662 changes Health Check interface. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

CPU-Z Installer 2.08 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DesktopOK 11.12 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

dnGrep 4.0.115.0 adds support for Filters, including *.ignore files, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

Fing 3.4.1 is a security update.
https://www.fing.com/products/fing-desktop-download-windows
https://www.fing.com/products/fing-desktop-download-mac

FullEventLogView 1.80 adds dark background and resolves a bug with export data. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/full_event_log_view.html

Go 1.21.3 is a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.4.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

GUIPropView 1.26 adds a WindowsCount action and the ability to run as administrator. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/gui_prop_view.html

Homedale 2.08 adds stream count column and per-monitor DPI support. This is not a security update.
https://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/

IsMyHdOK 3.93 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

Mac Migration Assistant 2.4.4.0 adds support for macOS Sonoma. This is not a security update.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204087

MobileFileSearch 1.47 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mobile_device_file_search.html

NConvert 7.161 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.xnview.com/en/nconvert/

NTLite 2023.9.9419 adds new controls. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OSFMount 3.1.1002 resolves network access issues. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/tools/mount-disk-images.html

OSForensics 10.0.1016 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

AOMEI Partition Assistant 10.2.0 adds duplicate file finder and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.diskpart.com/

PointerStick 6.33 adds keyboard shortcuts. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick

PowerToys 0.74.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

ProcDump 2.2 for Linux resolves memory leaks and adds support for Azure Linux. This is not a security update.
https://sysinternals.com/

ProcessMonitor 3.96 is a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon

ScreenConnect 23.7.8.8676 is a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

SDelete 2.05 improves command line reliability and output. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sdelete

Sysmon 1.3.1 for Linux resolves a hash bug. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Sysinternals/SysmonForLinux/releases/

TaskSchedulerView 1.74 adds dark background support and resolves a data export bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Unity 2023.1.16 adds several new features and resolves dozens of bugs. Unity also announced that they’re changing their licensing model to charge developers for each installation, even pirated installations, so this is going to end up causing a major upset in the industry, then reversed course after the outcry. This is not a security update.
https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive

USBDeview 3.07 adds toolbar sorting and resolves a data export bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Ventoy 1.0.96 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

WinGet 1.6.2771 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli/releases/latest

WinRAR 6.24 is a security update.
https://www.rarlab.com/

WinScan2PDF 8.67 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

.NET Runtime 7.0.12 is a security update.
https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet

AutoHotkey 2.0.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

Android Studio 2022.3.1.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

GitHub Desktop 3.3.3 is a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Godot 4.1.2 resolves over a hundred bugs. This is not a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

Node.js 18.18.1 is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 20.8.0 is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Python 3.12.0 is a security update.
https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/

SQLite 3.43.2 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

TortoiseGit 2.15.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://tortoisegit.org/

Visual Studio Code 1.83 adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.16.5 resolves a crash bug. 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.

Drupal 9.5.11 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.14.4 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en

OpenCart 4.0.2.3 updates libraries and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.opencart.com/

ownCloud Server 10.13.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.com/download-server/

phpList 3.6.14 is a security update.
https://www.phplist.org/

Akismet 5.3 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

Antispam Bee 2.11.5 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/antispam-bee/

Contact Form 7 5.8.1 improves validation, email templates, and adds action hooks. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Duplicator 1.5.6 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/#developers

W3 Total Cache 2.5.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

WooCommerce 8.1.1 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WPBakery 7.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wpbakery.com/

WP Cerber Security 9.5.8 resolves a couple bugs and adds support for auditing password resets. This is not a security update.
https://wpcerber.com/

WPtouch 4.3.54 resolves several bugs and 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. 😉

Happy Anniversary, my Love. I will miss you more than you’ll ever know.

Regards,

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

Updates 2023-08-08

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for August, 2023.

This month brings a whole bucket of ugly, and a reminder that fixing a bug is not the same thing as fixing the software. Every common browser released at least a security update each week for the last month, with Firefox maxing out sanity tests by releasing five (5) security updates in a mere ten (10) days. I warned about this years ago.

There were over 160 major hacks (some involving millions of users and thousands of organizations, one involving billions of users, Microsoft’s own security keys), and over 200 application updates this month. It’s a huge month, with about 4 GB of updates for most users.

This Month in Technology

Acupuncture and Integrative Solutions Incorporated, All-In-One Security, Allegheny County, AlphaPo, AMD Zen CPUs, AMD Zen2 CPUs, AMI MegaRAC Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), Argentina’s Comprehensive Medical Care Program, PathGroup Health Plan, Barracuda ESG, Batesville Tool & Die, Inc., Baylor College of Medicine, BAZAN Group, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Bi-Bett Corporation, BookCrossing, Buckingham County Public Schools, Buffalo State, California Public Employee and Retirement System (CalPERS), Call of Duty, Canon printers, CardioComm Solutions Inc, Care N’ Care Insurance Company, Inc., Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cisco SD-WAN vManage, Citrix Netscaler ADC and Gateway serversCloudzy, CoinsPaid, ColdFusion (several times),  Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), Colorado State University (CSU), Comdirect, Commerzbank, Conic Finance, almost all CPUs, CraftRise, Curve Finance, Deutsche Bank AG, air-gapped systems in Eastern Europe, Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population, Era Lend, Estée Lauder (twice!), European diplomats, Evotec, Exchange Online, EY Law, Fairfax Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Family Vision of Anderson, P.A., Fortinet SSL VPNs, FortiOS and FortiProxy, Gary Motykie, M.D., Ghostscript, Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Google Cloud Build, Harkins Pain & Sleep Management Group, Harris Health System, Hawai’i Community College, Helix, Henry Ford Health, Highland Health Systems, Hillsborough County, Hines Interests Limited Partnership, Hot Topic, Howard County General Hospital, Immigration Directorate General in Indonesia, ING, Italian government, Ivanti Endpoint Manager Mobile/Mobileiron — an unknown number of devices are effected, likely in the millions (and again, and again), IVF Michigan, P.C., Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, JumpCloud, Kenya’s e-Citizen, LeetSwap, LetMeSpy, Life Management Center of Northwest Florida, Inc., Locally, MagicDuel, Majorel, Maximus Federal Services, Inc,  Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Exchange, MikroTik RouterOS routers, Military and Police “Secure” Radio systems, Minecraft servers, MobiMed ePR, Molina Healthcare, Mondee, at least 545 servers/organizations running MOVEit software, Multichain, National Student Clearinghouse (3,500 colleges and universities97% of postsecondary enrollment in the US), NATO (yes, that NATO), New England Life Care, Inc., 12 Norwegian Ministries, Norwegian Government Security and Service Organisation (DSS), NPO Mashinostroyeniya, OpenAI, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Ortivus, Outlook.com, PaperCut NG/MF, Paramedic Billing Services, Park Royal Hospital, Pension Benefit Information, Performance Health Technology (PH Tech), Physicians Insurance, Poly Network, Postbank, Prospect Medical Holdings, Quinn Emanuel, Razer, Redis, Rite Aid Corporation, Roblox, Roblox Developer Conference, Rockstar Games Inc., Rockwell Automation ControlLogix, Rodeo Finance, Saint Francis Health System, Salesforce, Serco Inc., several hospitals, Shutterfly, 70,000 small office/home office (SOHO) routers, SonicWall, South Central Ambulance Service, South Western Ambulance Service, Southern Association of Independent Schools, Sutter Senior Care, Tampa General Hospital, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), Tesla, The Chattanooga Heart Institute, The Health Plan of West Virginia, Inc., Tigo, TLScontact, Tomra, Uber Technologies Inc, Ubuntu OverlayFS, UEFI boot loader security, UK Electoral Commission, Ukrainian and Polish businesses, Unified Pain Management, US Ambassador to China, US Department of Commerce (and at least two dozen other US government agencies), UT Southwestern Medical Center, Vermillion, VirusTotal, VMware ESXi, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Wake Family Eye Care, WooCommerce Payments, WordPress Ninja Forms, Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center, Yamaha, Zimbra (twice), and Zyxel firewalls have reportedly been hacked or compromised this month.

In light of all that, Barracuda Networks asserts that fewer than 100 scammers are responsible for global email extortion campaigns, leading to record breaches. There is yet another means of exfiltrating user information and passwords – this time from the sound your keyboard makes as you type.

BAZAN Group, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft Sharepoint, Reddit, Slack, Spotify, and WhatsApp have suffered from outages this month.

Last months updates broke display and audio hardware, Outlook for Desktop saving, Outlook hyperlinks, websites in Safari, Screen Time on iOS, video recording and playback, certain VPNs, and Windows Update. I am also seeing reports from dozens of my clients that the iOS and iPadOS updates released last week are triggering alerts about “new devices” connecting to users’ Apple accounts. In all cases it was triggered shortly after a restart of a device that had received the OTA update.

Google is *really* pushing Enhanced Safe Browsing, the feature that allows them to monitor all activity on your devices, including third-party apps and websites in other browsers, even when you tell them no. Google announced they will be making it easier to remove personal information and explicit images from Google Search. Google is pushing WEI, though, which will make it impossible to enforce security and privacy in your own browser. As an example, your local Taco Bell could refuse to show you their address on their own website – or even load at all – unless you enable their ability to access your precise location, microphone and camera. This isn’t just my paranoia, it’s a standard Google is pushing at this very moment.

IBM’s Red Hat has announced that they will change the way they “comply” with the GPLv2 open source requirements, limiting access to some of their source. Oracle (yes, that Oracle!) is actually pointing out the insanity of this move.

Amazon is raising prices on some IPv4 addresses.

Clop ransomware is now using bittorrent to bypass takedowns. Cloudflare, primarily known for their security and privacy features, is being abused to aid malware.

The SEC is now mandating that publicly traded companies disclose attacks in four business days after discovery. The Australian government isn’t sure if the Privacy Act applies to their own actions when they violate citizen’s trust or privacy.

Microsoft is going to be forcing users of the native Windows Mail and Calendar applications to the “new Outlook” starting this month. Don’t do it!

Now for the good news:

The FBI finally found out which evil organization purchased malicious spyware after the US banned it: the FBI itself!

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday is huge this month. The typical computer should see roughly 4 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to address 88 vulnerabilities in .NET Core, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Azure Arc, Azure DevOps, Azure HDInsights, Dynamics Business Central Control, Memory Integrity System Readiness Scan Tool, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office SharePoint, Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft WDAC OLE DB provider for SQL, Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, Reliability Analysis Metrics Calculation Engine, SQL Server, Tablet Windows User Interface, Visual Studio, Windows Bluetooth A2DP driver, Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver, Windows Common Log File System Driver, Windows Cryptographic Services, Windows Defender, Windows Fax and Scan Service, Windows Group Policy, Windows HTML Platform, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Kernel, Windows LDAP – Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, Windows Message Queuing, Windows Mobile Device Management, Windows Projected File System, Windows Reliability Analysis Metrics Calculation Engine, Windows Smart Card, Windows System Assessment Tool, Windows Wireless Wide Area Network Service, and MSRT (~ 2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Ventura 13.5, macOS Monterey 12.6.8, macOS Big Sur 11.7.9, Safari 16.6, iOS 15.7.8, iOS 16.6, iPadOS 15.7.8, iPadOS 16.6, tvOS 16.6, watchOS 9.6, and Pro Video Formats 2.2.6. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 15.7.8 and 16.6 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 15.7.8 and 16.6 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 9.6 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 16.6 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 108.0.5359.239 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 — 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 23.7.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.amd.com/en/support

BullZip PDF Printer 14.3.0.2961 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.6.5 improves removal. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Drivers by Seagull 2023.3 adds support for 300 new models including several RFID tag printers. This is not a security update.
https://www.seagullscientific.com/support/downloads/drivers/

DS4Windows 3.2.13 several new features and improves hardware compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/Ryochan7/DS4Windows/releases/latest

Ghostscript 10.01.2 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/download.php

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.56.20 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://brave.com/

Microsoft Edge 115.0.1901.200 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Firefox 116.0.2 is a security update…the fifth in the last ten days! Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Firefox ESR 115.1.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

Google Chrome 115.0.5790.170 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 115.0.1901.188 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Microsoft Edge WebView2 115.0.1901.200 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/

SeaMonkey 2.53.17 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Vivaldi 6.1.3035.257 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Mailspring 1.11.0 improves cosmetics and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

Spark (macOS) 3.6.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Spark 3.6.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://sparkmailapp.com/

Thunderbird 115.1.0 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 (macOS) 7.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads

curl 8.2.1 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 179.4.4985 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Facebook Messenger 192.0.0.8.125 is a security update.
https://www.messenger.com/download

FreeFileSync 12.5 resolves several bugs and improves stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Google Drive 79.0 is a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Grocy Desktop 2.5.0 updates Grocy to 4.0.1 and resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/grocy/grocy-desktop

Microsoft Teams 1.6.00.20074 updates the channels experience and improves security. This is a security update.
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Nextcloud Server 27.0.1 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Npcap 1.76 resolves a couple bugs, improves performance, and updates the code signing key. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Qbox 4.0.5.48 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.coraltreetech.com/qbox

Rclone 1.63.1 resolves several bugs, improves compatibility and resilience. This is not a security update.
https://rclone.org/

Signal (Android) 6.27.10 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://signal.org/android/apk/

Signal 6.27.1 improves voice and video calling. This is not a security update.
https://signal.org/download/macos/
https://signal.org/download/windows/

Skype 8.99.0.403 resolves several bugs, integrates motr Bing AI, and adds self-chat. This is not a security update.
https://www.skype.com/

Telegram 4.8.10 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://telegram.org/

Zoom 5.15.6.19959 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update. Note that Zoom has also recently updated their Terms of Service to assert ownership of any audio, video, or other communication through their platform IN ANY WAY THEY SEE FIT with no way to opt out.
https://zoom.us/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

3tene 3.0.11 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://en.3tene.com/

Bitwig Studio 5.0.4 resolves a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.bitwig.com/download/

darktable 4.4.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.darktable.org/

Picard 2.9 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://picard.musicbrainz.org/

Plex Desktop 1.75.0.3920 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Home Theater 1.44.1.3926 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app

Plex Media Server 1.32.5.7349 resolves several bugs and improves hardware compatibility. 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.

GameMaker Studio 2023.6.0.92 improves macOS compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.yoyogames.com/en/gamemaker

GDevelop 5.2.169 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://gdevelop.io/download

Lego Studio 2.23.7.3 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd

Minecraft Server (Bedrock) 1.20.14.01 is a security update.
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server/bedrock

PS5 23.01-07.60.00 improves performance. 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 Acrobat and Reader 23.003.20269, 20.005.30516.10516, and 20.005.30514.10514 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb23-30.html

Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.4.6-p2, 2.4.5-p4, 2.4.4-p5, 2.4.3-ext-4, 2.4.2-ext-4, 2.4.1-ext-4, 2.4.0-ext-4, and 2.3.7-p4-ext-4 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb23-42.html

Adobe Dimension 3.4.10 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/dimension/apsb23-44.html

Adobe XMP Toolkit SDK 2023.07 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/xmpcore/apsb23-45.html

Blender 3.6.1 improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.blender.org/download/

Calibre 6.24.0 adds the ability to operate full text search across a subset of books, fixes calibre:// links, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://calibre-ebook.com/

GnuCash 5.3 resolves a couple bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.gnucash.org/

ImageMagick 7.1.1-15 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://imagemagick.org/

Inkscape 1.3 resolves dozens of bugs and improves several tools. This is not a security update.
https://inkscape.org/release/

Kdenlive 23.04.3 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://kdenlive.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 7.5.5 resolves 70 bugs. This is not a security update. Remember that the “Fresh” line is beta software and you should use the “Still” line instead.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.9.1 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Paint.net 5.0.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

Security Software Updates

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

Gpg4win 4.2.0 resolves a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

HTTP Toolkit 1.13.0 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://httptoolkit.tech/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 4.5.34 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Mac 4.20.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

OpenSSL 1.1.1v and 3.1.2 are security updates.
https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

ProtonVPN 2.4.3 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://protonvpn.com/download

Radmin VPN 1.4.4642.1 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.radmin-vpn.com/

Tails 5.16 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/index.en.html

uBlock Origin 1.51.0 resolves several bugs and adds support for several new filters and scriptlets. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

VT-CLI 0.14.0 adds silent operation support, winget and go support, and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/VirusTotal/vt-cli/releases/latest

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Camtasia 23.1.2 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html

SnagIt 23.2.0 updates libraries and resolves over a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 12.1.1.2 adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

StreamFab 6.1.3.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader-new.htm

UniFab 1.0.2.8 improves conversion speed and resolves a couple 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.

.NET Runtime 7.0.10 is a security update.
https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet

1Password 8.10.9 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

8GadgetPack 37.0 updates My Weather and removes unsupported widgets. This is not a security update.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

Bitcoin 25.0 improves network communication, RPCs, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

Bitwarden 2023.7.1 adds commands to the CLI Secrets Manager. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

CCleaner 6.14.10584 is a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

Dell Command Update 5.0.0 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln311129/dell-command-update?lang=en

DesktopOK 11.01 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

dnGrep 4.0.45.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs to improve compatibility. This is a security update.
https://dngrep.github.io/

Etcher 1.18.12 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Everything Toolbar 1.2.0 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar/

Go 1.21.0 is a major update, adding several new tools and language constructs. This is a security update.
https://go.dev/

GoodSync 12.3.1 improves AutoUpdate sync, stability, and resolves several compatibility issues. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

HWiNFO 7.60 doesn’t provide a change log so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.hwinfo.com/download/

Java 8u381 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

JShelter 0.13 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://jshelter.org/install/

LiveTcpUdpWatch 1.51 adds dark background and full screen support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/live_tcp_udp_watch.html

NetworkOpenedFiles 1.61 adds dark background and full screen support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_opened_files.html

NTLite 2023.7.9371 resolves several bugs and improves features. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

OSForensics 10.0.1015 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

osquery 5.9.1 adds ARM support and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://osquery.io/downloads

PowerToys 0.72.0 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

Process Explorer 17.05 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

Rufus 4.2 improves compatibility and stability, adds conversion options, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_US/

ScreenConnect 23.5.8.8598 improves logging. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

SmartMonTools 7.4 adds several new switches, improved hardware support, and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://smartmontools.org/

TcpLogView 1.38 updates IP database. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

Ventoy 1.0.94 resolves compatibility issues. This is not a security update.
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

VMMap 3.33 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/vmmap

WinRAR 6.23 is a security update.
https://www.rarlab.com/

WinScan2PDF 8.61 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

ZoomIt 7.1 adds audio capture support. This is not a security update.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit

ZoomText 2023 2023.2307.29.400 improves keyboard shortcuts and resolves several bugs.
https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/ZoomText

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ADB 34.0.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

Android Studio 2022.3.1.18 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

AutoHotkey 2.0.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

AutoHotkey 1.1.37.01 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

GitHub Desktop 3.2.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

Godot (macOS) 4.1.1 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

MySQL ConnectorNet 8.1.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

MySQL Server 8.0.34 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Node.js 18.17.0 updates libraries, improves performance, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 20.5.0 updates libraries, improves performance, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Visual Studio Code 1.81 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 7.0.10 resolves dozens of 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.

HumHub 1.14.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en

ISPConfig 3.2.11 adds support for Debian 12 and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ispconfig.org/ispconfig/download/

Invision Community 4.7.12 updates libraries and resolves dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://invisioncommunity.com/

Grocy 4.0.1 is a major update adding new API features, compatibility, and performance improvements. This build also resolves several bugs.
https://github.com/grocy/grocy

MailEnable 10.47 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

ownCloud Client 4.2.0.11670 resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://owncloud.com/desktop-app/

Contact Form 7 5.8 adds several hooks and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Duplicator 1.5.5.1 improves messaging and subsite mapping structure. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

Social Post Feed 4.1.9 adds promotional link, updates the block and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/

Theme My Login 7.1.6 resolves a couple bugs and adds a new hook. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-my-login/

W3 Total Cache 2.4.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

WooCommerce 7.9.0 resolves over a hundred bugs, updates blocks and options. This is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

WP Mail SMTP 3.8.2 resolved several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

WPBakery 7.0 adds a couple elements, improves notifications and compatibility. 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 2023-06-13

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:
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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/