Updates 2012-08-15

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released nine updates addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Exchange, SQL Server, Server Software, Developer Tools and VBA. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for various printers, Safari 6.0, Xcode 4.4, iPhoto 9.3.2, Apple Remote Desktop, Aperture 3.3.2, iMovie 9.0.7, Apple FIPS, iWork 9.2, Workgroup Manager, Windows Migration Assistant, and MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader 10.1.4 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me anytime, 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.

WD SmartWare Firmware 1.6.2 provides several bugfixes and added hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp?id=wdfMB_Essential&os=win

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 21.0.1180.77 is a security update. Use the wrench, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 14.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.01 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.11 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.36 adds an option to auto-resize columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 14.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/14.0/releasenotes/

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.6.636 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 5.10.0.116 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Connectify 3.6.0.24540 improves stability, performance and software compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

WinSCP 4.3.9 improves stability, and ports several features from the 5.x betas to this version. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.7.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 6.3.4 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.7.5 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.1.3341 adds a playlist filter, and fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/en/download

MPC HC 1.6.3.5818 updates ffmpeg library. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Picasa 3.9.136.07 corrects several bugs, primarily with the sync functionality. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.0.3 adds support for OS X Mountain Lion, improves stability and updates translations. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.3.1 and Minecraft Server 1.3.1 improves single-player mode by integrating MC server, LAN world detection, adds cheats, bonus chest, adventure mode, trading, emeralds, cocoa, tripwires, creative mode inventory, writeable books, temples, improved debug, stacking, performance and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat X 10.1.4 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Artweaver 3.1.1 improves a variety of features. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

SuperAntiSpyware 5.5.1012 provides a number of improvements. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireshark 1.8.1 corrects several stability bugs, and adds newer protocols and MS NetMon capture file support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.5.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.35 adds support for new Chrome defaults. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.2.0.0 corrects several stability and quality bugs, and adds Blu-ray chapter support and additional output presets. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Education updates

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

Kodu 1.2.88.0 “Mars Edition!” adds a new character, Rover, new games, curriculum, commands, and other features. This is not a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10056

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.0 fixes several bugs, including Chrome and Opera compatibility, crash and stability problems. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.2.9 corrects several bugs with file change detection, sync, conflict resolution and propagation. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Autoruns 11.33: This fixes a bug that caused the run as administrator elevation to fail if Autoruns was started from a path with spaces. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 15.22 fixes a crash bug. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.1 fixes a bug that could cause an infinite loop and a verbose command-line option (-v). This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 3.21.1767 adds newer application support, GUI improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

FolderChangesView 1.10 adds several command-line options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.50 adds an autoexec-on-detect option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

USBDeview 2.12 corrects a reliability problem. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

CPU-Z Installer 1.61 corrects a clock-speed bug and adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

GPU-Z 0.6.4 adds newer hardware support, fixes several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

RapidEE 7.0 build 817 corrects several bugs and adds various key mappings. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

CrucialScanner 20120723 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/index.aspx

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.27 corrects a number of bugs, primarily with InnoDB and replication and variable/settings reliability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 5.2.0 is now bundled with three WYSIWYG editors, improves Send option pages, cleans GUI, and changes settings configuration. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.15 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

phpList 2.10.19 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

phpMyAdmin 3.5.2.2 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Adminer 3.5.1 improves SQLite support and CSV export. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

MailEnable 6.59 corrects the installer package and improves stability and security of service accounts. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Anti-Splog 2.0.1 corrects a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.

bbPress 2.1.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 1.6.1 corrects several non-security issues. This is not a security update.

BuddyStream 2.6.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.2.1 corrects a number of bugs and updates included libraries. This is not a security update.

Email Log 0.8.1 is only a typo fix. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.2.2 corrects several bugs, including a stability issue. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.5.1 corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2012-06-12

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 7 updates today for Windows, RDP, IE, .NET, Office, VBA, Lync, and MS Dynamics. These are all security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Java (now they’re only 1 major and 5 minor versions behind baseline), MacBook Pro, AirPort, iPhoto, iMovie, RDP, and Aperture. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions. A reboot is required.

iTunes 10.6.3 is a security update, but also provides several other fixes, including stability, performance, reliability and several bugfixes. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

QuickTime 7.7.2 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257 and Adobe AIR 3.3 are security updates that patch actively exploited vulnerabilities. Adobe has reintegrated 32- and 64-bit installers into a single package, which will simplify updates on systems built within the last 5 years. To update, download each of these, close all browsers, then install:
https://12pd.com/click?air
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

For Mac and Linux, update from here:
http://get.adobe.com/air
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
This Flash build adds automatic update support to Mac – but you have to install this version before it’ll update for you!

These security updates also apply to every other platform that supports Flash and Air including iOS, Android, and Chrome. Use your device update mechanism to get the most current versions.

Java 7u5 is a security update. This update applies to all prior versions including previous major versions, so after installing 7u5 please visit your OS uninstaller and remove previous releases of Java.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

nVidia 301.42 adds newer hardware support, improves performance and updates application profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

WD SmartWare Software 1.6.0 corrects a memory exhaustion bug and adds shared folder support for NAS backups. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp?id=wdfMB_Essential&os=win

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 13.0 is a security and feature update. This version adds newer CSS and HTML abilities, and corrects over well over a thousand outstanding bugs – most dating back years, some dating back more than a decade. These fixes will NOT be ported to resolve the issues in the original versions they were detected within – you MUST update to the current Firefox version to enjoy the improved stability and security fixes under this release. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 19.0.1084.56 is a security update. This build incorporates the AIR and Flash security updates from Adobe as well as other fixes. Use Help, About to ensure you have the most current version.

Opera 11.64 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Safari 5.1.7 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.10 is a security update. Use Help, About to get teh most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 13.0 is a security and feature update. This build incorporates over 200 bugfixes, including several to address bugs reported over a decade ago. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.31 adds a new direct export feature that will significantly reduce the memory load while increasing performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Trillian Astra for Windows 5.2.10 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update. Get the update here:
http://www.trillian.im/

Skype 5.9.0.123 is a stability fix that corrects a resource exhaustion bug. If you run Skype on Windows, this is very important. This is not a security update. Get the update here:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype

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

Evernote 4.5.6.6884 relaxes the login behavior to allow either the username or email address and corrects a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 6.00 is a new major version, providing a couple dozen improvements and bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27327 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use uTorrent, Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

WinSCP 4.3.8 corrects more than a dozen bugs, and incorporates features from the recent 5.x betas. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 6.3.0 updates included codecs and filters, and FINALLY removes the Bing toolbar! To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win7 Codec Package 3.6.6 updates included codecs and FINALLY removes the Bing toolbar! To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.6.6 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.1.3184 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 10.6.3 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

MPC HC 1.6.2.4902 updates included libraries and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

MusicBrainz Picard 1.0 is finally “released” after only 5 years of active development and testing. This version corrects a couple dozen bugs, adds several new features and simplifies the user interface. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Picasa 3.9.135.87 fixes several crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.1.3 corrects several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1, Adobe Illustrator CS5 and CS5.5, Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Premiere CS6, Adobe Prelude CS6, and Encore CS6 each include security updates. Get the updates for your platform and build here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Artweaver 3.1 corrects multiple bugs and improves several features. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Google SketchUp 8.0.14346 fixes several bugs, improves compatibility, stability and adds several improvements in licensing behavior and security. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012.2180 is a feature and performance update. This is not a security update. If you’re using AVG “Free” already, you will be prompted to install the update and during the installation the updater will “offer” a trial of AVG Internet Security, which has a handful of additional features – but likely will interfere with any network activity you perform. I suggest you install only the “free protection” version when prompted.

Wireshark 1.6.8 corrects a handful of bugs, includes a large number of additional protocols, adds GeoIP IPv6 support, and a handful of other features. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.5.5 corrects several stability and quality bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.26 improves Opera support, adds the ability to read temp Flash files from any browser, fixes bugs, and improves reliability under the newest builds of Flash. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.1.8.5 improves reliability, fixes several bugs, adds support for forced subtitle information. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.7.8 is a stability update. This version corrects several general bugs, as well as targeted fixes for Search, Start Page, Sync, Chrome and Firefox. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.2.1 fixes reliability for On File Change operations, Sync, SSL, SFTP, GSFTP and DAV. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn Win 4.1.2450 improves the automatic updater engine, display quality, and adds screen suspension. This is not a security update.
https://secure.logmein.com/logmein.msi

Autoruns 11.3.1 adds several new autostart locations, sets a file association for its log file extension, reports the target of Rundll32 and other host executables, and fixes several bugs, including a bug that caused Autoruns to not automatically refresh when relaunched from the “Run as Administrator” menu option. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 15.2 merges Autoruns functionality by adding a new Autostart Location column, .NET stack walking, a process timeline and uses the Windows 8 private ETW logger. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Pskill 1.14 includes some minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Strings 2.5 adds an option to specify the starting offset in the file from where it will scan for strings. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 3.19 removes the UAC prompt, adds Firefox 13 support, separated Firefox and Thunderbird cleaning options, improves cleaning in various applications and provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.10.413 improves defragmentation speed, optimizes free space algorithms, and provides several other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

IPXWrapper 0.3.4 corrects a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.solemnwarning.net/ipxwrapper/

USBDeview 2.11 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.36 includes add and edit device options, as well as the ability to bypass the ARP cache on each load. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.46 adds a device options window to control behavior for specific hardware, and the ability to bypass the ARP cache on each load. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Inno Setup 5.5.0 now supports the Windows Restart Manager API, adds detection for locked files, improves auto-retry behavior, and various other changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

MySQL 5.5.25 corrects a number of stability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

TortoiseSVN 1.7.7 corrects several dozen bugs, including some very important stability and reliability issues. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.16-78094 cprrects a number of stability, reliability and crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.1 and earlier have had a security hotfix released. This fix corrects an actively exploited vulnerability affecting ColdFusion. Get the update here:
http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb12-15.html

Dada Mail 5.1.1 corrects two minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Movable Type 5.14 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

OpenCart 1.5.3.1 adds Company ID, Tax ID, and VAT support, updated components and installed fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.opencart.com/

After the Deadline is now a part of Jetpack and has been discontinued as a separate project. You’ll need to install and activate Jetpack to continue to receive updates to the After the Deadline functionality.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/

Anti-Splog 2.0 is an amazing update to this anti-spam library. This plugin adds regex parsing, custom rules, and adds additional third-party filtering options. This should be treated as a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

BuddyStream 2.5.13 corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Contact Form 7 3.2 improves the user interface, adds Flamingo, and updates included libraries. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Simple Facebook Connect 1.4 corrects internationalization issues, fixes $post meta data bug, and corrects a couple other issues. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Theme My Login 6.2 corrects over 20 issues, including security and reliability fixes. This is a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

WPtouch 1.9.41 updates translations. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Also note that WordPress 3.4 is now at RC4. It will be released in a matter of days, perhaps only hours. If you use WordPress, you should start preparing for another significant upgrade, followed by a series of updates to most themes and plugins.

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2012-05-08

Hey folks!

Microsoft released 16 updates today for Windows, Office, .NET, Silverlight, MSRT and an updated Certificate Revokation List (CRL). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
Note that among those “offers” included in the current cycle are Microsoft Security Essentials and the Bing Desktop application. If you already have a security or antivirus software you do not need (and probably should not install) Microsoft Security Essentials. You can ‘hide’ the update to prevent it from being offered again. Likewise, if you do not wish to install the Bing desktop toolbar and search service, you can ‘hide’ this option so it will not be offered again.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple has released several updates this month for printer drivers, an iOS security update and a removal tool for the Flashback trojan. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions of this software, and to check for and remove the Flashback trojan from your Mac.

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 is a security update. This version corrects a security vulnerability that’s being actively exploited on multiple platforms (Mac, Win, Linux and Android). If you’re on Windows, ensure that you have Flash Player set to perform automatic updates (available since last month within the control panel), otherwise be sure to install this update ASAP. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 is a security update. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 7u4 is the first official release of Java 7 for consumers. This is a bugfix and feature update, adding several new capabilities to developers. This is not a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

AMD Catalyst x64 12.4 adds newer hardware support, improved anti-aliasing, texture filter quality improvements, and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

iOS 5.1.1 for all versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod fixes several bugs with AirPlay, purchases, network switching, and HDR photos, as well as security fixes. This is a security update. Use iTunes to install this update.

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 12.0 improves the upgrade experience, find behavior, stability and security improvements. This is a security update.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Note that Mozilla, the creator of Firefox, is the first major tech company to voice opposition to CISPA, which under the guise of protecting national security, would provide government at all levels with warrantless wiretapping of all US Internet users.

Google Chrome 18.0.1025.168 is a security update. Restart Chrome to install the most current version, or download it here:
http://www.google.com/chrome/

HTTrack 3.46.1 adds support for UTF-8 filenames. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

SeaMonkey 2.9 + 2.9.1 correct more than a dozen security issues.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 12.0 + 12.0.1 provide performance, stability and security fixes. This is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.30 adds a new column to indicate the domain of the from/to email address. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Skype 5.9.0.115 corrects a login bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Trillian for Windows 5.1.19 is a maintenance release. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/windows/

Trillian for Mac 1.3 contains more bugfixes and a few minor features. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/mac/

Connectify 3.4.0.23678 improves stability, performance and reliability. Improves support for 3G/4G cards, streaming video, p2p, UPnP and gaming. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 4.5.5.6827 adds email address as a login option and fixes a crash on timeout. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Google Earth 6.2.2.6613 improves search, rendering, adds Google+ integration and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27167 corrects memory leaks, crash bugs, and improves update behavior. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.6.1 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.1.3099 adds a File Name column to the track list, “send to” integration, a couple minor bugfixes and language improvements. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Picasa 3.9.135.87 corrects several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://picasa.google.com/

Unreal Live Server 9.0, Unreal Media Server 9.0, Unreal Archival Server 1.5, Unreal Flash Player 2.0, Unreal Streaming Media Player 6.1 provide a variety of updates including RTSP streaming, RTMP(T) streaming, removed limitations, quality and performance improvements, native UMS support, streaming of any media format regardless of container, unicast and multicast MPEG2-TS support and more. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

VideoStream Server 1.0.3.1 corrects several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://collect3.com.au/videostream/

Office Updates

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

OpenOffice 3.4.0 is the first release since Oracle passed the license to the Apache Foundation, and shows significant progress, adding MailMerge, significantly improving CSV support, correcting and improving upon the library of functions and coding abilities, adding UTF-32 support to Math symbol catalog, improved defaults, performance, compatibility and style elements. SVG support has been added, as well as a significant range of graphics and line-mode capabilities. Last but not least, the name has been changed from “OpenOffice.org” to “Apache OpenOffice” or simply “OpenOffice”, which will surely frustrate those who’ve spent the last few years publicly arguing the finer points of trademark law on those four silly characters (“.org”).
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Notepad++ 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 correct several critical bugs, including stability and crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Gimp 2.8.0 is a major update, providing a much-improved interface, file support, text editing, export handling, layer groups, simple math in size entries, and a dozen other feature improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.gimp.org/

Scribus 1.4.1 corrects a few minor bugs, integrates GiveLife Color System(R) swatch palettes, improves bitmap and SVG import, scripting and corrects application data storage to follow OS-preferred placements. This is not a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 is a security update to CS5.5. This is a paid version upgrade. Earlier versions will NOT be updated to address this vulnerability, so if you opt not to ugprade, be careful with opening files from untrusted sources.
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash.html

Let me take a moment here and bring to light that Adobe, who learned of these security vulnerabilities (and exploit methods) over 4 months ago, delayed releasing an update for all previous ($$$) versions of their software, opting instead to push their new subscription-ware model. Not surprisingly, they released these security notices with no fanfare and little more than a “too bad for our existing customers” the day after they “launched” CS6. Shame on you, Adobe. For everyone else, if you’re looking for a powerful graphic suite without the price tag, check out Paint.net, Gimp, and Scribus. Even more options are listed at Alternative.to.

IcoFX 2.2.1 improves supported file handling. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Security Software Updates

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

Password Security Scanner 1.06 corrects a parsing bug for the Firefox password list. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SuperAntiSpyware 5.0.1148 improves performance, heuristics, and corrects several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.5.0 corrects several bugs and now provides the ability to create AVI files over 4gb in size on NTFS volumes, also adding split option to automatically create smaller AVI files. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.20 adds split video capture for sites (such as YouTube) that generate multiple FLV files for a single video. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.1.7.8 corrects several crashes, improves decoding, and fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.18.1707 adds support for the newest builds of popular software, corrects several bugs, and provides improvements for existing detections and the GUI. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

CPU-Z Installer 1.60.1 adds support for newer hardware and corrects a Win8 clocking bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 1.7.14-2 corrects a minor bug. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Daemon Tools Lite 4.45.4 improves privacy of connection with MountSpace.com, fixes file association bug and several other bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

DriveLetterView 1.20 adds a speed test option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

Goodsync 9.1.8.5 corrects more than a dozen bugs related to file monitoring, GSTP, S3, HTTP/FTP, sync algorithm and conflict resolution. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

GPU-Z 0.6.2 corrects a minor display bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Process Monitor 3.01 adds decoding of several new Windows 8 file system control codes and obtains image version information for 32-bit DLLs when run on 64-bit Windows. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

RapidEE 6.1 build 812 corrects a device detection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

RoboForm 7.7.6 corrects more than a dozen bugs, providing improved stability, reliability, visual improvements and potential security issues. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

USBDeview 2.10 corrects diagnostic information on Windows 7. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Windows Image Writer 0.6 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.24 is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

MySQL ConnectorNet 6.5.4 corrects stability and authentication bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.14-77440 and VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.1.14-77440 correct several crash and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 4.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 7.14 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 6.53 corrects a number of stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 3.5.1 corrects several GUI, stability and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 3.3.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Contact Form 7 3.1.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

BuddyStream 2.5.09 provides several styling and filtering fixes, adds CSS classes for custom styling, fixes license check, and various other bugfixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Email Log 0.6 corrects a couple cosmetic issues and improves help. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/email-log/

Front-end Editor 2.2.1 updates libraries, enables align buttons, highlighting of elements, and adds a filter for processing changes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end-editor/

Redirection 2.2.13 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

Register IP – Multisite 1.5 only updates the readme file. Still no native support for linking to additional IP information. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/register-ip-multisite/

Smart YouTube 4.1.6 corrects a bug with looping videos. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-youtube/

WPtouch 1.9.40 removes AppStores support and fixes video embedding script. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

Zemanta 1.1.2 provides several minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zemanta/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2012-04-10

Hey folks!

Microsoft released 6 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Forefront UAG, and .NET Framework.

Adobe released quarterly security updates for Reader and Acrobat. If you’re uing a version of Adobe Reader prior to Adobe Reader X, or are using a version of Acrobat prior to Acrobat 9.5, your version is no longer maintained and will not receive further updates. PLEASE remove the currently installed version and upgrade to the current version (link below). If you’re using current versions of Reader and Acrobat use Help, Check for Updates to install the update.
http://get.adobe.com/reader
As with all Adobe products, be sure to UNCHECK any toolbars, add-ons and other “offers” both during download and during installation.

Adobe AIR 3.2 is a security and feature update. This version adds a number of performance updates, including multithreading support. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228 is a security and feature update. In addition to security and performance updates, this version adds automatic update capability. About time!
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flash

Apple released updates for Java, iTunes, Safari, Logic Express, Logic Pro, RAW compatibility, and the Apple Updater. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version. This includes security updates that are already being exploited in the wild. You’ll need to install updates, reboot, then install updates again.

Looking for an upgrade?

‘Tis the season! This time of year (tax time), tends to have the second-best hardware sales of the year (second only to Black Friday – and who wants to shop on Black Friday?). If you’ve been putting off an upgrade for “the sale” and can’t wait another 6 months, start looking now. Most of these sales will only be around the next week or so. Check out Amazon:
https://12pd.com/click?amazoncomputers
https://12pd.com/click?nicelaptops
Or at your preferred office supply store.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

AMD Catalyst 12.3 (formerly ATI Catalyst) adds support for newer hardware, compatibility updates, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

WD SmartWare Software 1.5.4.5 adds newer hardware support and fixes an uninstall issue. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp

BullZip PDF Printer 8.2.0.1406 improves printing accuracy and provides better print auditing. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 11.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 11.62 is a security update. Use Opera, Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Safari 5.1.5 is a compatibility and security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 18.0.1025.152 fixes an SSL issue and updates the integrated Flash Player. This type of bug encourages users to trust invalid certificates, which is a significant user behavior issue. Google Chrome has an integrated version of Adobe Flash Player, which was updated recently to address multiple security issues. This is a security update. Use Wrench, About to get the current version.

SeaMonkey 2.8 adds several features, corrects several bugs and stability issues. This is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.45.3 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.25 adds From/To and message direction columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 11.0 and 11.0.1 correct multiple security and stability issues. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Internet Updates

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

Trillian for Android 1.2.3 changes photo behavior to directly interact with the camera when possible, as well as several bugfixes. Use the device update mechanism to get the most current version.

Evernote 4.5.4.6498 provides several stability and performance updates. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27022 fixes several minor cosmetic issues, compatibility with anti-virus applications and resetting default options to be more user-friendly. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.6.0 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.6.0 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 10.6.1 is a security and stability update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

XBMC 11.0 is a new major release. This version adds a number of new features and performance improvements, including improved networking, media parsing, AirPlay, upgraded weather service, interactive update support and more. This is not a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Audacity 2.0 is a major update, correcting a large number of stability and performance bugs, as well as adding several new features. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Picasa 3.9.135.87 corrects a number of stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates, or download the updated installer from:
http://picasa.google.com/

VLC Media Player 2.0.1 adds new format and protocol support, and corrects two security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

CDBurnerXP 4.4.0.3018 adds track randomization option when burning, forced burn speeds and corrects a minor bug with UDF support. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

ImgBurn 2.5.7.0 improves hardware support and corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://imgburn.com/

MPC HC 1.6.1.4235 adds automatic update checking (Help, Check for Updates), improved codec and file format support, and corrects several stability and cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.2.4 and 1.2.5 correct a couple long-standing bugs, improves chat and debugging support, and makes cats more annoying (seriously), and corrects a dozen bugs, including crash bugs. This is not a security udpate.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.1 is a major update, adding significantly improved language support, PCRE, Document Map, and large file performance. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

IrfanView 4.33 corrects a number of bugs, adds performance, stability and filter updates and corrects a publicly disclosed security issue. This is a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Kindle for PC 1.9.3 Build 38425 adds “Print Replica” which emulates the actual print layout for many books, Book Extras by Shelfari, support for collections, and reading most PDF files. This is not a security update. You can install this update by opening the Kindle for PC application, closing it and reopening it.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Artweaver 3.0.4 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.61 improves performance, usability and update reliability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Password Security Scanner 1.05 adds an option to stop scanning. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

Wireshark 1.6.7 several minor bugs address malformed packets, SSL decryption and rpcap crashes, and updates h.263 protocol support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.15 adds a minimum size option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.1.7.5 improves hardware compatibility, corrects a crash bug, and several other minor changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 3.0.2 adds presets for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4S, and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

IsoBuster 3.0 is a major update, adding support for flash drives, SD, MMC, Compact Flash, SSD, Jazz, Zip, Floppy drives, additional file systems, and more. This is a huge update, and takes IsoBuster to the level of many data recovery and advanced backup & migration tools. This is not a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.7.5 provides several bugfixes, including crash, stability, cosmetic and browser-compatility fixes. This version also improves performance in IE and Firefox, as well as a Chrome “popup” toolbar option. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.1.4.4 corrects several bugs, including Google Docs, Azure & SkyDrive compatibility issues, OnFileChange improvements, and consistency of temporary files (for external process exclusion). This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn Mac 4.1.2229 adds HD support, remote sound support, and automatic updates. Use LogMeIn, Advanced, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

FileHippo Update Checker 1.39 updates language support. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_update_checker/

CCleaner 3.17.1689 provides several performance improvements and corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Autoruns 11.22 fixes a bug in the XML output structure, jump-to-folder functionality for scheduled task entries, and fixes a buffer overflow triggered by very long registry paths. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Accesschk 5.03 adds object owner as well as security descriptor flags to the -l switch. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.0 adds bookmark support, shortcuts, include filters, and now records process environment variables and current working directory for process create events. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Pslist 1.3 fixes a rounding bug that caused Pslist to report lower than actual CPU utilization when used with the -s option. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

DQSD 4.1.1.0 updates searches and improves Windows Vista/7 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dqsd/

GPU-Z 0.6.0 adds newer hardware support, display compatibility, and additional installer options. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

RapidEE 6.1 build 810 adds several new shortcuts, translation improvements, inline substitution and corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

DriveLetterView 1.12 corrects a stability bug related to disconnected drives. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

USBDeview 2.06 corrects a stability bug related to disconnected drives. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.30 adds NetBIOS support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.42 adds initial detection notification and the number of connected devices in the tray icon.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.22 corrects several InnoDB and replication bugs, as well as two significant security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Redemption 5.3.0.2696 adds improved .Net coding, VTODO support, improved RFC822 export compatibility, greater scope for passed arguments, and corrects a couple dozen stability and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.12-77245 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

BuddyPress 1.5.5 is a maintenance and security update. This update also changes the CSS for the jumpbar, so your theme may need modification.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

phpMyAdmin 3.4.10.2 and 3.5.0 are security updates. 3.5 adds a number of improvements that affect performance and style, as well as the native ability to remember last sort field, improved support for triggers, events and stored routines, and a vastly improved SET/ENUM editor (but seriously, ANYTHING would have been an improvement here). This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

phpList 2.10.18 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

WordPress Importer 0.6 adds support for WXR 1.2 and multiple CDATA sections, and now treats posts as unique if their post_type is different. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-importer/

BuddyStream 2.5.08 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.20 is a security update. Follow the directions at the link below if you use Coppermine Gallery:
http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,74682.0.html

DotNetNuke 06.01.05 corrects over 30 non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://dotnetnuke.codeplex.com/

MailEnable 6.5 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including those affecting stability and performance, and adds the ability to bind SSL certificates to different postoffices. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

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

Regards,

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

 

Updates 2012-03-13

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 6 updates this week for Windows, RDP, DNS, VS and Expression. This includes security updates, and a reboot is required. Visit Windows Update immediately to install these updates (12mb-45mb).
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iTunes, iOS, Safari, GarageBand, iPhoto, and Aperture, as well as for OSX and various drivers. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current releases.

Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 is a security update. Download both of these, close all browsers, then install. Even if you think you “just updated”, you did *not* get this one. Install these updates!
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flash
This security update affects OSX, too, so if you’re running a Mac go get the update here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

Sick of doing it yourself?

We recenty re-designed the pricing structure to help reduce costs for single-computer homes. You can now get a monthly SaferPC update subscription for as low as $30/month! (Yes, all existing subscribers get the new rate, too.) Click, call or email for more details:
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Looking for an upgrade?

‘Tis the season! We’re coming up on April 15th, which is typically the second-best in-store sale period of the year…second only to Black Friday. The difference is that tax season they actually have the items in stock. This is a good time to replace your WinXP or Vista computer with a Windows 7 one…or you can wait until October and get on with Windows 8. Around August OEM vendors will start providing a certificate with new computers that provides a free upgrade to Windows 8 when it’s released.

Recently several of our clients have been asking about what they should do for a replacement laptop, as theirs are either on it’s last leg or just aren’t sufficient to cope with the hardware requirements for newer software. You can see my recommendations on Amazon here:
https://12pd.com/click?nicelaptops
To further filter that, I also recommend against getting Dell or Toshiba, as they commonly have overheating problems.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

iOS 5.1 is a security update. Use iTunes to install the updated version (700mb-810mb).

AMD Catalyst 12.2 adds newer hardware support, improved performance, more stable video output, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/auto_detect.aspx

nVidia 296.10 adds newer hardware support, improved performance, and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us

BullZip PDF Printer 8.2.0.1394 is a major update. This version adds support for Win8, optional Ghostscript Commercial build support, and various other improvements and fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 10.0.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Safari 5.1.4 does not include a changelog, so it should be treated as a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the current version.

SeaMonkey 2.7.2 is a security udpate. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 10.0.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.15 adds tray icon support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Trillian for Mac 1.2.40 incorporates a number of optimizations and bugfixes, including significant upgrades to the Twitter engine. Get the update from:
http://trillian.im/get/mac

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 26837 fixes a command-line parsing bug and several other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/

WinSCP 4.3.7 corrects a handful of bugs and upgrades the SSL layer. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Skype 5.8.0.158 is a minor bugfix release. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Yahoo Messenger 11.5.0.192 does not include a changelog, so it should be treated as a security update. If you use the Yahoo Messenger client, get the update here:
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/

Connectify 3.3.0.23104 adds drag-and-drop wifi file transfer, connectify peering, and simplifies the interface. This is not a security update.
http://connectify.me/download/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.5.6 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 6.2.6 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.5.6 updates included codecs and improves Win8 compatibility. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 10.6 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.0.2971 improves stability, track printing and adds refresh by interval option to disc checking. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Picasa 3.9.2.539 does not include a changelog, so should be treated as a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

VLC 2.0.0 is a major update, adding dozens of new features, vastly improved performance and stability and enhanced support for newer hardware. If you’re not absolutely thrilled about whatever media player you’re using now, give VLC a chance. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.2.3 add a number of new features, mobs, behaviors, increased map height limit, and corrects various bugs. This is not a security update. Use the Minecraft update option to get the latest version. For the server version, get the update from:
http://www.minecraft.net/download

Office Updates

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

TaskCoach 1.3.9 is a minor bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.taskcoach.org/

Kindle for PC 1.9.0 Build 38364 does not include a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 7.0.1426 improves performance, stability, Outlook compatibility, and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

SuperAntiSpyware 5.0.1146 improves performance, detection libraries, and various other bugfixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.7.4 fixes several bugs, addresses performance issues and increases overall responsiveness. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.1.2 adds Real Time Sync (on file change), and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.1.0.166 fixes various stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Process Explorer 15.13 adds additional process prioritization options and includes a bug fix for restoring user-entered process comments. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

WakeMeOnLan 1.27 improves wakeup command-line option and adds start as hidden option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

CCleaner 3.16.1666 provides various improvements and bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

CPU-Z Installer 1.60 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Cygwin 1.7.11-1 is a minor bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

USBDeview 2.05 corrects the speed test error details and adds a new feature to submit results to the Nirsoft website.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.21 corrects a number of bugs, including a significant error in a recent date-handling change, as well as InnoDB and replication changes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

MySQL ConnectorNet 6.5.4 improves compatibility with .NET. This is not a security update.
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

TortoiseSVN 1.7.6 corrects a number of bugs, inluding stability and a potentially devastating accidental data-delete issue. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.10-76795 and VirtualBox Extension Pack correct a number of bugs, including stability and reliability issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 3.4.10.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Adminer 3.3.4 corrects a number of bugs including key behaviors, AJAX-browser consistency and platform-specific SQL issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Hotfix available for ColdFusion 9.0.1, 9.0, 8.0.1 and 8.0 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. This is a security update.
http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix.html

OpenCart 1.5.2.1 is a bugfix release, correcting dozens of issues with stability, reliability and consistency. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.opencart.com/

PHP 5.4.0 is a major update of the PHP engine, incorporating a built-in webserver in CLI mode, cleaner code, improved performance and reduced memory requirements and new language features including traits, shortened arrays and more. This version implements major changes that remove register globals, magic quote, and safe mode, as well as ‘continue $var’ behavior, and provides a number of bugfixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://php.net/releases/5_4_0.php

Movable Type 5.13 is a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

DotNetNuke 06.01.04 is a bugfix release. This is a security update.
http://dotnetnuke.codeplex.com/

Skipfish 2.05b provides a number of stability bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/skipfish/

WURFL 2.3.1 updates device details. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wurfl/

Zemanta 1.1.0 provides several minor changes and optimizations, now uses WP_Http for all networking, and adds Featured Images support. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zemanta/

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.1 adds Pro Sites support. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-plugin-manager/

Simple Facebook Connect 1.3 corrects stability, reliability and sync issues, as well as an issue related to FB auth tokens. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/

WPtouch 1.9.39 corrects admin style bug, and adds file and image optimizations. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

BuddyStream 2.5.07 fixes FB video imports, adds core functionality to check for existing content and removes time filter to ensure all items are imported from FB. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Conditional Widgets 1.5 fixes a conditional check bug and improves WP_DEBUG support.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/conditional-widgets/

Contact Form 7 3.1.1 adds Nonce support, improves cached forms behavior, and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Front-end Editor 2.2.1 updates libraries, and adds type management. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end-editor/

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.5 reverts to plain text answer files with hashed values as a performance improvement. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-captcha/

PressWork 1.0.4.2 provides improved loop handling, post content functions, footer controls, font preview and a number of bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/presswork/

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

Regards,

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