Updates 2020-07-14

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for July 2020.

This Month in Technology

Apple has formally announced that they’ll be switching to ARM processors on their new hardware. While Apple asserts that “most apps will just work,” the truth is that if it’s not a 64-bit app or it hasn’t been updated in more than a year, chances are not only won’t work on ARM but will never work on ARM. If you were here when they switched from PowerPC to Intel you remember the issues were long and wide. You’ll likely need a VM to make many of your apps work.

Piracy doesn’t pay, except for those creating the pirated apps.

Macs are still getting infected through fake “Flash update” malware, even on Catalina. From the comments, “Which is worse, a real Flash installer or a fake one? It’s a toss-up.”

Microsoft was caught breaching user trust, again, by hijacking your data from other browsers and importing into their forced update to their new Edge browser without your permission.

Mozilla switched to a 4-week cadence for major updates in March. This has resulted in even less time for beta testing and the expected release+1 security updates.

Google Chrome is planning to hide everything in a URL other than the domain name. Google, the most popular purveyor of information and also the self-appointed gatekeeper to what is true and false, believes that having the complete URL is bad for you.

Google resolved a major email spoofing vulnerability through customer services, shortly before allowing a core domain name for their Blogger service to expire.

Slack vulnerability allowed hackers to distribute malware to victims devices.

What is it going to take before you stop copying passwords on your phone?

Everyone knows Facebook is always listening. Now the courts have finally considered their web widgets “Wiretaps.” Others are, too. They’re also designing systems to be able to trigger recording of all background noise from external queues. In states like California, Facebook is already violating the all-party consent requirements by recording audio 24/7. Maybe they’ll eventually acknowledge that it’s bad and stop? Ouch. Sorry, I hurt myself laughing there. Oh, and the Facebook Messenger app allowed you to be infected with persistent malware. If you have a website with Facebook integration, you need to take action now to comply with the CCPA.

Airlines are perfectly happy to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act – and treat you like a terrorist – if you have medical conditions.

Bitdefender Antivirus allowed any website you visited to run code on your device. Apache’s Guacamole remote support client allows attackers to take over the entire enterprise. Backdoors in operating systems, why not backdoors in encryption software?

Surprise: phishing still works. Even by text. …and launching a service that relays content to third-parties will ensure it is abused. Honeypots (systems designed to be opened for abuse to see how attacks take place) demonstrate four previously unknown zero-day vulnerabilities.

Nintendo, Plex, Honda, Samsung, Oxford University, University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UCSF, anyone banking with various Chinese banks, Night Lion Security, 79 different Netgear router models, hundreds of online retailers, and it won’t be long before IoT vulnerabilities can be used to provide big game hunting for rare species.

June Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft broke Outlook and other apps for some users.

Selective enforcement means you’re a publisher, says AG Barr of Section 230 of the CDA. There’s no better way to prevent the abuse of Section 230 to censor voices you disagree with.

Now for the good news:

Starlink is coming. LEO internet access could provide up to 1 Gbps Internet access from space. Testing will begin in the next weeks and will gradually move south as satellites take place.

For now, you can cut your internet bill by taking advantage of the free Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots through the end of the year.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday this month is huge. The typical computer should see roughly 1.5 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, Edge, .NET, Internet Explorer, DNS Server, Office, Servicing Stack, and MSRT (~900 MB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.403 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Google Chrome OS 83.0.4103.119 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 Catalina (10.15) means that macOS Sierra (10.12) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS High Sierra (10.13) on your Mac then you should immediately remove it from the Internet and use it offline only. It will no longer receive patches or updates and can now no longer be secured.

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (2004) is a huge (about 25% larger than any prior build) so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 10 pushes you to get the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, this process 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.

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.

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.

Crucial Storage Executive 6.04 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.crucial.com/support/storage-executive

Daemon Tools Lite 10.13.0 improves activation and creation and use of bootable disk images. This is not a security update.
https://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 20.7.26 adds support for new hardware and improves application detection. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 451.67 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.10.97 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 84.0.4147.89 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Microsoft Edge 83.0.478.64 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Firefox 78.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 68.10.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.53.3 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Vivaldi 3.1.1929.45 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.

OutlookAttachView 3.41 adds an option to copy the preview content and resolves a bug in the cfg switch. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 68.10.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

Trillian 6.3.0.6 resolves dozens of bugs, including 2FA and stability issues. This is a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Trillian Mac 6.3.0.6 resolves several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

curl 7.71.1 resolves several sanitation issues. This should be treated as a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 101.4.434 doesn’t provide a useful changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

FileZilla Client 3.49.0 resolves a several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 10.25 adds support for Google Drive Shared Drives and Shortcuts, resolves several bugs, and improves user interface. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Npcap 0.9995 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

PuTTY 0.74 is a security update.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Technitium DNS Server 5.0.1 is a major update that refactors how blocklists are stored and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://technitium.com/dns/

Zoom 5.1.28656.0709 is a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam 2020.07.09 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter 12.3 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
Mac: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6955
Win: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6957

Adobe Download Manager 2.0.0.529 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/adm/apsb20-49.html

Adobe ColdFusion 2016.16 and 2018.10 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb20-43.html

Adobe FrameMaker 2019.0.6 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
Win32: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6963
Win64: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6965

Adobe Genuine Service 7.1 is a security update. (Point this one out the next time someone says pirating Adobe software can reduce the security of your computer.)
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/integrity_service/apsb20-42.html

Adobe Media Encoder 14.3 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/media-encoder/apsb20-36.html

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application 5.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/creative-cloud/apsb20-33.html

Magento SUPEE-11346 (for Magento v1) is a security update.
https://www.magentocommerce.com/products/downloads/magento/

Adobe Audition 13.0.7 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/audition/apsb20-40.html

Adobe Premiere Rush 1.5.16 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/premiere_rush/apsb20-39.html

Adobe Premiere Pro 14.3 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/premiere_pro/apsb20-38.html

Adobe Illustrator 2020 24.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/illustrator/apsb20-37.html

Adobe After Effects 17.1.1 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/after_effects/apsb20-35.html

Adobe Campaign Classic 20.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/campaign/apsb20-34.html

Artweaver 7.0.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.artweaver.de/

Atom 1.49.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://atom.io/

Blender 2.83.2 resolves over 1250 bugs, adds improves performance and stability across several features and adds viewport denoiser. This is not a security update.
https://www.blender.org/download/

Krita 4.3.0 adds several new watercolor effects with brush presets and gradient map and palettizer filters. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.4.5 resolves over 100 bugs. This is beta software so should be avoided in favor of the “Still” version (LibreOffice stable). This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Nextcloud Desktop 2.6.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Notepad++ 7.8.8 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Adobe Reader DC 20.009.20074 resolves several bugs. 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.

Bitmessage 0.6.3.2 is a security update.
https://github.com/Bitmessage/PyBitmessage/releases/latest

DrWeb CureIt! 14.07.2020 should be treated as a security update.
https://www.freedrweb.com/download+cureit+free/?lng=en

Hashcat 6.0.0 adds 51 new algorithms, CUDA support, GPU emulation, improved auto-tuning and more. This should be treated as a security update.
http://hashcat.net/hashcat/#downloadlatest

RogueKiller 14.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

TinyWall 3.0.7 adds support for WSL, whitelisting from network shares, improves detection of short-lived processes, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://tinywall.pados.hu/

uBlock Origin 1.28.2 improves syntax highlighting in My Filters and asset viewer, resolves several bugs, and replaces the default filterlists with a new composite list.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

VT-CLI 0.8.0 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://github.com/VirusTotal/vt-cli/releases/latest

Wireless Network Watcher 2.22 updates the internal MAC database and improves the CFG switch. 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.

ScreenToGif 2.26.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest

SnagIt 2020.1.3 adds support for direct publication through TechSmith Knowmia, adds transparency support for color replacement, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 11.0.9.7 adds support for new encodings, adds several new conversion tools, presets, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

FFmpeg 4.3.1 updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

HandBrake 1.3.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://handbrake.fr/

IsoBuster 4.6 adds a bunch of new features and format supports. This is not a security update.
https://www.isobuster.com/download.php

PDF Creator 4.1 resolves several bugs and improves watermark support. This is not a security update.
https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Mac 7.6 is a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

1Password for Windows 7.6.778 resolves dozens of bugs and improves reliability, adds notifications of website compromise, and improves accessibility. This is a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

8GadgetPack 33.0 resolves several bugs, improves high-DPI support, removes defunct widgets. This is not a security update.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

AS SSD Benchmark 2.0.7316.34247 resolves a device access bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4

Autoruns 13.98 now shows the Windows Defender binary as a signed binary. This is not a security update.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

Beyond Compare 4.3.5.24893 improves integration and compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.scootersoftware.com/download.php?zz=dl4

Bitwarden 1.19.0 improves password concealment, adds soft delete and vault timeouts. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

Cygwin 3.1.6 adds support for new socket options, resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 7.48 adds SSL to automatic update capability. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

Etcher 1.5.101 resolves several bugs, improves UI, and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

GoodSync 11.2.5 resolves several bugs and changes licensing…again. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

MS ISO Downloader 8.38 adds support for new images. This is not a security update.
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool

NTLite 1.9.0.7539 adds controls for Target release, Store pinning, Fast Startup, Fast User Switching, Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling, Shutdown menu, Variable refresh rate, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

PowerToys 0.19.1 resolves dozens of bugs and stability issues. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest

Rufus 3.11 improves compatibility and adds several keyboard shortcuts to toggle behaviors. This should be treated as a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html

Sysmon 11.10 now captures ADS content into logs, introduces an is-any filter condition, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.80 adds an option for specifying a trust GUID for signature verification and now shows certificate signing chains. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

SimpleWMIView 1.41 adds cell-copying and case-sensitivity filtering. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

TeamViewer 15.7.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

WifiInfoView 2.61 updates the internal MAC addresses list. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

WinScan2PDF 5.81 resolves several bugs and improves rotation support. 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.

ADB 30.0.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

Android Studio 4.0.1.0 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

AutoHotkey 1.1.33.01 resolves several bugs and adds encoding, warnings, and version requirement options. This is not a security update.
https://www.autohotkey.com/download/

Godot 3.2.2 makes over 800 changes, adding C# support for iOS, 2D batching for GLES2, re-architecture of the Android plugin system, DRLS support and ENet integration, and better handling of Variants. This is not a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

Java 8u261 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Node.js 14.5.0 resolves dozens of bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js v12 12.18.2 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.32.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

DB Browser for SQLite 3.12.0 improves table editing, conditional formatting, and multi-threading, as well as dozens of other improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://sqlitebrowser.org/

Visual Studio Code 1.47.1 is a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 6.1.12-139181 resolves over a dozen bugs and improves hardware compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

PPSSPP 1.10.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

Apache Tomcat 10.0.0-M7, 9.0.37, and 8.5.57 are security updates.
https://tomcat.apache.org/

Coppermine Gallery 1.6.08 improves installation and compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://coppermine-gallery.net/

Dada Mail 11.10.3 improves AWS signature v4 support. This is not a security update.
https://dadamailproject.com/

Drupal 8.8.8 and 8.9.2 are security updates.
https://drupal.org/download

Drupal 9.0.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.9.20 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

phpList 3.5.5 is a security update.
https://www.phplist.org/

ScreenConnect 20.7.29305.7496 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

WordPress 5.4.2 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 2.7.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 6.1.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 5.2 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Email Log 2.4.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.4.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Raw HTML 1.6.3 resolves a warning. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 7.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.14.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 4.3.0 adds template caching, PHP warnings, improves accessibility, and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 2.2.1 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. 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 2020-04-01

Happy April Fools’ Day, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but updates from Microsoft, Apple, Google, and others have triggered an out-of-cycle update.

This Month/Week in Technology

The FCC announced that by July 2021 every US phone company (landline and mobile) must adopt STIR/SHAKEN which will massively reduce the amount of robocalls and phone spam people receive and ensure that call blocking features work as intended.

Microsoft has rebranded Office 365 to Microsoft 365 and is launching more features and cross-platform monitoring across the system. Is this the next step towards Windows-as-a-Service?

Dell and HP Enterprise have issued updates for the runtime bug in certain Enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) that will begin bricking them in only a couple months.

The latest to jumping on the virus-free-trial bandwagon is Plex.

The country of Georgia has been hacked, with data on almost every citizen being posted online.

How bad are companies at dealing with ransomware? Most corporations and governments just give in and negotiate the ransom. Others pay insurance through companies like Chubb, a cyber-insurer for this type of thing. Can a company insure itself?

For a couple days, the latest builds of iOS and macOS wouldn’t let you search for a “+” sign. This is more common than you might think, and one of the pieces of advice in my Selecting the Perfect Domain” guide.

#3 Don’t use any strange characters

CloudFlare’s 1.1.1.1 public DNS resolver received glowing marks in a recent study. While it’s very private and fast, it doesn’t provide built-in security as does OpenDNS, though.

Now for the good news:

Even the scientist most cited for his chicken-little response to COVID-19 has reversed course and said he over-estimated lethality and virulence.

Let’s Get Busy

Microsoft released an out-of-cycle update to address connectivity problems for VPN users. If you’re using a VPN, use Windows Update to install the most current version.

Apple released security updates for iCloud for Windows 7.18 and iCloud for Windows 10.9.3. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

Google Chrome OS 80.0.3987.158 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.2.3 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 80.0.3987.162 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

WinSCP 5.17.3 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam 2020.03.26 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

PlayStation PS3 4.86 improves system performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps3/

Office Updates

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

Krita 4.2.9 adds Airbrush and Ratio controls to the Color Smudge brush, and resolves 70 bugs. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

Security Software Updates

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

RogueKiller 14.4.0 resolves several bugs, improves compatibility and adds warnings to certain scans.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 11.0.8.2 adds support for new encodings. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 8.6.8 improves data synchronization, Windows Hello integration, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 10.11.4 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

DesktopOK 6.91 improves compatibility with the next build of Windows. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

NetworkInterfacesView 1.20 adds option to open device properties window with F2. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_interfaces.html

PSAppDeploy 3.8.1 adds Repair action and new installation controls, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://psappdeploytoolkit.com/

MS ISO Downloader 8.34 adds several new ISOs. This is not a security update.
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool

WinScan2PDF 5.25 resolves a TWAIN bug under Windows 10 x64. 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.

Android Studio 3.6.2.0 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Node.js 13.12.0 improves build notarization for macOS, upgrades libraries, adds option to disable proto to CLI, moves diagnostic reports to stable, and now allows URL in worker constructor. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Web Package Updates

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

OpenPetra 2020.03 resolves the PDF printing bug, as well as several other bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.openpetra.org/

WordPress 5.4 improves the block editor, adds Social Icons and Buttons, gradients to Buttons and Cover block, color options to Group, Columns, and Rich Text, improved consistency, as well as many developer and privacy improvements. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Postie 1.9.45 resolves an email notification bug. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

Custom Facebook Feed 2.13 adds a Block. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2016-05-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

The typical computer should see roughly 1gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 16 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, .NET, Internet Explorer, Remote Desktop, and MSRT (~700mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for Xcode 7.3.1 and Apple Remote Desktop. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.226 for Mac is a security update.
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Adobe will be releasing Flash updates again on Thursday, and may release AIR updates then as well.

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Intel Driver Update 2.5 is a security update.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 50.0.2661.94 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 37 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 46.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.22 is 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.

NK2Edit 3.20 adds several new features and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.92 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 45.0.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 7.23.0.105 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Mumble 1.2.16 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page

aria2 1.22.0 improves threading and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://aria2.github.io/

DynDNS Updater 5.3.0 adds CLI support and ability to opt-out of DynDNS recursive DNS.
https://www.dyndns.com/

Dropbox 3.20.1 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 6.0.6.1769 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.17.0.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP 201605 updates data. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

IPInfoOffline 1.43 updates internal database and fixes a selection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

IPNetInfo 1.72 fixes a selection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 7.1.0 is a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.6.1993 updates services and media flags. This is a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.12.1.43352 is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

SteamOS 2.70 is a security update.
http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom

Office Updates

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

IcoFX 2.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Adobe Reader 11.0.16 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC Patch 15.016.20039 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

FrameMaker 2015.0.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6047

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.6.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bitmessage

OpenSSL 1.0.2h is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 11.2.2262 fixes crashes, stability and excess logging. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.6 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1196 is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/

MSRT 5.36 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 1.97 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OSFClone 1.1.1001 fixes bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/create-disk-images.html

RogueKiller 12.2.0 is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SuperAntiSpyware 6.0.1218 is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.96 fixes bugs. 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.

CDex 1.81 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

MakeMKV 1.9.10 adds support for newer media, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.3.9 adds support for newer media, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

AVStoDVD 2.8.4 is a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Java 8u91 is a security update. If you are not 100% sure you require Java (not JavaScript!), remove it instead of updating.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

SpaceSniffer 1.3.0.0 is a security update.
http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

7-Zip 16.00 adds multi-volume Zip support, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

Bitcoin 0.12.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

Cygwin 2.5.1 is a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

GSmartControl 0.8.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/index.php/

Drive Snapshot 1.44 adds support for Windows 10, and cleaner restore. This is not a security update.
http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/

ImageUSB 1.3.1001 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2651 improves installer, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

DiskSmartView 1.20 adds support for external USB drives, improved SMART data parsing, and improved refresh. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/disk_smart_view.html

DriveLetterView 1.42 adds Cluster Size and 64-bit build. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.87 adds change-monitoring export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 2.02 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.16 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.76 improves Windows 8 and Windows 10 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhosIP 1.15 adds IPv6 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.42 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 2.00 improves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.17.5590 fixes several bugs, improves application support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Sysmon 4.0 improves filtering. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Procdump 8.0 improves support for lightweight reflection dumps, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.51 is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 11.0.59131 adds chat support, display improvements, fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 10.6.2 fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Seagate DiscWizard 18.0.6030 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/discwizard-master-dl/

Remix OS 2.0.205 fixes several bugs and adds storage options. This is not a security update.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.4 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Redemption 5.11.0.4476 fixes CTR bugs, adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

StrawberryPerl 5.22.2.1 updates Core and common modules. This is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.1.1 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.20-106931 fixes several 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.

ColdFusion 2016.1, 11.8 and 10.19 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb16-16.html

Piwigo 2.8.1 is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

TinyMCE 4.3.12 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.1.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 9.12 fixes bugs, improves reliability and web admin. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.5.2 is a security update.

bbPress 2.5.9 improves user mentions behavior.

Contact Form 7 4.4.2 improves validation, updates language support. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.8.2 improves logging and parsing. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.32 improves header parsing. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.9 is a security and stability update.

WPtouch 4.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.3.1 improves performance. 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 2016-04-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday. The typical computer should see roughly 1gb in updates today (that’s a lot). Let’s get started. Among other things, this month we have the last Chrome update ever to be released for Vista, XP and OS X prior to 10.9, WordPress, Flash, Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office, as well as vulnerabilities in network sharing, wireless mice, and more.

Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, .NET, Internet Explorer, Wireless Mouse Input Filtering and MS Office (~1gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS 9.3.1, and iBooks Author. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 21.0.0.198 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.213 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.7.5.5 adds Vulkan removal support and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/

Samsung Kies3 201604 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/kies

Samsung SideSync 4.3.0.92 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Remix OS 2.0.202 fixes bugs, adds 32-bit support, UEFI support, OTA update and a hard drive installer, significantly improving device compatibility. This is still in beta, so caveat emptor.
http://www.jide.com/en/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112 is the latest in a series of 4 incremental security updates from the last 2 weeks. Almost all of them are directly related to Flash and the EOL of Chrome on older devices. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. This is also the LAST VERSION of Chrome that will be supported on XP, Vista, and OS X prior to 10.9. If you’re still using one of these operating systems then you’re already unsupported for many other applications, so Chrome should really be the least of your concerns. Either buy another computer, upgrade your operating system to Windows 7/OS X 10.9 or above, or replace your operating system with a supported third party option, such as Ubuntu 14 LTS.

Firefox 45.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 3.16 adds executable signing. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.90 improves export file format options. 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 7.22.0.108 adds Skype Bots for automated audio and video responses. This is brought to you by the same people responsible for Nazi Bot.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Prosody 0.9.10 is a security update.
https://prosody.im/download/start

Dropbox 3.18.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.9.9.9915 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.12 fixes several bugs, improves detections. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

FreeNAS 9.10 fixes several bugs, improves performance and hardware support, updates libraries. This is a security update.
http://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release.html

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201604 updates the current GeoIP information. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.86 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DNSDataView 1.45 adds ability to extract domains from raw data. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

IPNetInfo 1.71 improves -B handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.4.1911 fixes several bugs, improves transcoding and media optimizer. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.12.0.34172 improves handling for add-ons and bonuses, reduces support for older operating systems (XP and Vista), and fixes bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

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

Adobe RoboHelp Server 9.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/robohelp-server/apsb16-12.html

Adobe Creative Cloud 3.6.0.244 is a security update. Use Creative Cloud to install the most current version.

Artweaver 5.1.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

LibreOffice 5.1.2 fixes several bugs and improves features. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 6.9.1, fixes bugs, improves “folder as a workspace” functionality and adds FORTRAN 77 support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice Dictionary 2016.04.01 is not a security update.
http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/english-dictionaries-apache-openoffice

Security Software Updates

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

RKill 2.8.4.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/

Avast! Home Edition 11.2.2261 adds SafeZone to the free feature list. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

RouterPassView 1.65 fixes a bug with certain hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/router_password_recovery.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.96 adds “save all items” export support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

OSFClone 1.1.1000 is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/tools/create-disk-images.html

RogueKiller 12.1.1 improves detections, and fixes a bug in Chrome scanner. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.3.7 fixes compatibility and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MKVToolNix 9.0.1 fixes subtitle and merge bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

BFGMiner 5.4.2 updates libraries, fixes bugs and improves stability. This is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Cygwin 2.5.0 updates support for POSIX, extensions, and APIs. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

Process Hacker 2.39.124 improves compatibility, inline editing of environment variables, fixes several bugs and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

FolderChangesView 1.86 improves export file format options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Easy2Boot 1.79 fixes several bugs and updates editors. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.4.1 improves logic and reliability, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

iExplorer 3.9.4.0 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

LicenseCrawler 1.75 build-1329 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler_download.htm

FileLocator Pro 8.0.2646 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

SearchMyFiles 2.68 adds wildcard support for folder exclusion. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WirelessKeyView 1.76 adds ability to open file in notepad. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

OSForensics 3.3.1004 is a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

RapidEE 9.0 build 930 updates libraries and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

SystemRescueCD 4.7.2 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.20 adds ability to copy a Task’s XML profile. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.7.12 adds rapid plugin support, improvements to stability and performance. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

Web Package Updates

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

TinyMCE 4.3.9 fixes several bugs, improves keyboarding, style and visual feedback. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.0.6 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.5.1 fixes several bugs improving stability, reliability and other issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

jQuery 1.12.3 and 2.2.3 improves version compatibility and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://code.jquery.com/

MailEnable Enterprise 9.11 improves compatibility, fixes protocol stability and adds monitoring. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.5 fixes several bugs and improves the customizer, editor, comment management, embed templates, inline link editing and media features. This build also generates secret keys locally instead of using a third party service, which improves security. This is a security update.

BuddyPress 2.5.2 fixes email issues, stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.4.1 fixes several bugs, improves language translations. This is not a security update.

FV Top Level Categories 1.8.1 fixes bugs. This is not a security update.

MU Menus 4.3 adds support for WordPress 4.5. This is not a security update.

Raw HTML 1.4.16 adds support for WordPress 4.5. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.4.4 improves compatibility and language support. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.1.1 improves compatibility, stability and fixes 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 2016-03-23

Hi, Folks!

It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla, Google, Adobe and more released updates today. The typical computer should require approximately 250mb of updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released out-of-cycle security updates to address issues in Windows Update (~10mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Apple Software Update, Apple Remote Desktop, iOS 9.3, iTunes 12.3.3, OS X, Safari, tvOS, watchOS and Xcode. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update (no joke) to install these updates.

Adobe AIR 21.0.0.176 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.197 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Cisco Wireless Residential Gateway security updates have been released. Check for your specific hardware through it’s web interface.

Display Driver Uninstaller 15.7.5.2 fixes several bugs and adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Intel Driver Update 2.4 adds support for newer hardware.
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 341.95 is a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 49.0.2623.95 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current update.

Firefox 45.0.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Opera 36 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.40 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 38.7.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Java 8u77 is a security update. I’ll say it as many times as it takes: if you don’t need it (and you probably don’t), you’re far better off removing Java than upgrading. Do it now. If you decide to keep it, make sure you update ALL installed versions and REMOVE all the others.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

BIND 9.9.8-P4, 9.10.3-P4 and 9.9.8-S6 are security updates.

DynDNS Updater 5.2.0 is a security update.
https://help.dyn.com/update-clients/

Dropbox 3.16.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.9.8.9906 fixes many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 7.10 is a security update.

FileZilla 3.16.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

OpenSSH 7.2p2 is a security update.

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.6.6059 re-signs the code using a higher strength algorithm and fixes a format bug. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.3.1840 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

iTunes 12.3.3 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

iOS 9.3 for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, and iPad 2 and later is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Battle.net Client 20160319 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://us.battle.net/en/app/

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.9 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Security Software Updates

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

CertData 2016-02-26 is a security update. If you roll your own certificates, re-roll them now.
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/security/nss/lib/ckfw/builtins/certdata.txt

KeePass 1.31 adds regex search support, per-user start options, HTML export, rich text conversion and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.info/.

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.4 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.2.1 is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Nmap 7.10 with many great improvements! It’s got 12 new NSE scripts, hundreds of new OS/version fingerprints, and dozens if smaller improvements and bug fixes.

Defraggler 2.21.993 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

RogueKiller 12.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1-RU6-MP4 is a security update.

TinyWall 2.1.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tinywall.pados.hu/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 2.7.1602.2231 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.7.1602.1927 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.2.3.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.18 fixes several bugs and updates signing algorithm. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

iExplorer 3.9.2.0 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

CurrPorts 2.22 fixes elevation bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

DevManView 1.48 improves external device display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.85 adds summary mode. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SimpleWMIView 1.12 adds ability to launch new instances. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.75 improves command line interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

TaskSchedulerView 1.17 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

OSForensics 3.3.1002 fixes several bugs and improves file system support. This is not a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.16.5551 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

WSUS Offline 10.6.1 fixes several bugs and updates components. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

StrawberryPerl 5.22.1.3 is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.2.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

ModSecurity 2.9.1 is a security update.
https://github.com/SpiderLabs/ModSecurity/releases

TinyMCE 4.3.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

jQuery 1.12.2 and 2.2.2 fix several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.6.0 fixes dozens of bugs, including security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Joomla 3.5.0 is a major performance boost and adds over 30 features. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

Anti-Splog 2.1.8 is a security update.

Autoptimize 2.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.5.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Register IP – Multisite 1.7.1 fixes a minor bug. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.5.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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