Updates 2018-05-08

Hi, Folks!

The next build of Windows 10 v1803 was released last week. While Microsoft has given 1803 the nod, on half the computers I’ve tested it on there are driver conflicts. Don’t be the guinea pig. For at least the next month, when you’re prompted that “the new version of Windows is ready,” just say no! I’ll report here when I believe it is safe for most users. Unfortunately, if you’re running the Home version of Windows 10, you may not be given the option to say no. Restart your computer during the 1803 download and this will buy you some time.

Note that since 1803 is now released, some older versions are EOL (end-of-life). If your version of Windows 10 is older than 1607 (build 14393), then it is no longer supported and CAN NOT be secured: Update now, or remove it from the Internet.

It’s Patch Tuesday and it’s a big one.

The typical computer should see roughly 2.6gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Edge, .NET, Office, Flash, Internet Explorer, and MSRT (~2gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released macOS Security Update 2018-001 10.13.4, Safari 11.1 (11605.1.33.1.4, 12605.1.33.1.4, and 13605.1.33.1.4), and Security Update 2018-001 Swift 4.1.1 for Ubuntu 14.04. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 11.3.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 66.0.3359.137 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 29.0.0.171 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Fedora 28-1.1 is a major update, adding several new features including improved battery life and security. This is a security update.
https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/

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

Important Notes

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

The now-current release of the Windows 10 (1803) will cause your computer to feel unusually slow until it is installed. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 6gb through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients at The Farmory, 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.

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.

UniFi Controller 5.7.23 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ubnt.com/download/

BullZip PDF Printer 11.7.0.2716 resolves setup issues, 64-bit compatibility improvements, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.8.6 adds support for the latest release of Windows 10, and removal improvements. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Dymo Label 8.7.1 resolves performance issues. This is not a security update.
https://dls.dymo.com/en-US/Pages/DLS8Download.aspx

Intel Driver Update 3.3.1 adds support for newer hardware, improves reliability, and resolves upgrade bug. This is not a security update.
https://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 66.0.3359.139 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 59.0.3 improves stability. This is not a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 52.7.4 improves stability. This is not a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.49.3 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.

Thunderbird 52.7.0 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.

FreeFileSync 10.0 removes installer ads, adds parallel sync support, GUI improvements, and more. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201805 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/

Npcap 0.99-r5 is a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Java 8u171 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

FastStone Viewer 6.5 improves Import and Video Player, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

VLC Media Player 3.0.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.5.18.58059 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

PlayStation PS4 5.53-01 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/

RetroPie 4.4 adds support for newer hardware, and updates libraries. This is a security update.
https://retropie.org.uk/

Office Updates

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

Scribus 1.4.7 improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://www.scribus.net/

Kindle for PC 1.23.1 Build 50133 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.amazon.com/kindleforpc

Security Software Updates

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

Wireshark 2.6.0 adds several new features, updates libraries, adds support for new protocols and capture formats. This is a security update.
https://www.wireshark.org/

Gpg4win 3.1.1 is a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

RogueKiller 12.12.16 adds detections. This is a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

SanDisk SecureAccess 3.01 improves performance and start-up, support file streaming, adds automatic logout on time-out. This should be treated as a security update.
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2399

TDSSKiller 3.1.0.17 is a security update.
https://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility#TDSSKiller

Fedora Security 28-1.1 is a security update.
https://labs.fedoraproject.org/security/download/index.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 3.3.1805.0302 resolves several bugs, including crash issues. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 3.3.1805.0401 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 2.02 improves reliability and resolves several bugs.
https://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.9.0 adds support for new encodings and resolves bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.12.2 adds support for new encodings, improves reliability and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

7-Zip 18.05 is a security update.
https://www.7-zip.org/

NTLite 1.6.0.6174 improves integration and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

8GadgetPack 26.0 adds support for the next release of Windows 10. This is not a security update.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

GoodSync 10.8.9 improves performance and resolves bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

RoboForm 8.4.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CPU-Z Installer 1.85 adds support for newer hardware, adds Spectre detection, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DesktopOK 5.18 resolves a detection bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

CurrPorts 2.51 adds creation timestamp column. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

WifiInfoView 2.32 adds option to save to JSON. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Sysmon 7.02 resolves a memory leak. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sysinternals.com/

TaskSchedulerView 1.41 resolves command line option bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WinScan2PDF 4.22 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 3.21 resolves several bugs, improves performance and stability, and extends export options. This is not a security update.
http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

WSUS Offline 11.3 removes support for 1511, resolves several bugs, including the removal of UPX packing to reduce false detections.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 3.1.2.0 resolves several bugs. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

GitHub Desktop 3.3.6 updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://desktop.github.com/

MySQL 8.0.11 resolves dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

SQLite 3.23.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

StrawberryPerl 5.26.2.1 is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Web Package Updates

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

Joomla 3.8.7 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

Drupal 8.5.3 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

phpList 3.3.2 is a security update.
https://www.phplist.com/download

TinyMCE 4.7.12 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.tinymce.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.8.0.1 is a security update.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.6.18120.669 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

myStickymenu 2.0.5 cleans up admin code. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.2.3 adds support for Facebook profiles and pages, improves security and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.

Postie 1.9.21 resolves compatibility with older versions of PHP.

Sucuri Security 1.8.15 adds filtering for options, improved controls. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.7 resolves several bugs, improves several options, including default behavior and configuration improvements.

WooCommerce 3.3.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2016-01-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! The typical computer should see roughly 250mb in updates today. Let’s get started.

If you’re still running Windows 8 (not 8.1), you will no longer receive Windows updates. You MUST install 8.1 to continue to receive security updates for Windows.

Today is the last day for updates to “older” versions of Internet Explorer. Historically, this means that a critical security issue will be discovered and exploited as early as tomorrow. Upgrade Internet Explorer to the latest version supported by your operating system NOW. Yes, this means you’ll lose DQSD. 🙁 Even if you’re not using Internet Explorer as your primary browser, many applications including Office, Windows Explorer and third party components will still utilize Internet Explorer “under the hood”. Thus, whether you want it or not, you MUST install the current version to ensure you continue to receive security updates that *do* impact you.

Windows 10 will be switched from an “optional” update to an “important” update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 today, which means that it will attempt to automatically install whenever you install updates (and sometimes just for fun at 3am) and will also download (3gb+!) whether or not you plan to install it.

The privacy controls for some features are buried in places most people won’t look, and the defaults for some options are very insecure. The delay and potential issues you may experience from neglecting to either update or block the update can have serious repercussions.

My recommendation is to make some time to install Windows 10 as soon as possible. Typically the installation will take between 2 and 6 hours, with no ability to do other things on your computer while it’s installing. During installation you will be prompted with several option pages to enable/disable options and features. Disable them all. Yes, every single one. Uncheck every box and slide every slider “off”. Immediately after installation disable Cortana’s web-integration functionality, then go to All Settings and review every single option. If you have problems with Windows 10, you can revert to your existing OS.

If you are running software that’s not compatible with Windows 10, or need to prevent the installation for some other reason (such as my wife’s patented “I don’t wanna”) then your best option is to use GWX Control Panel to block the icon and disable OS upgrades (the first two options).

Now back to our regular patch notes.

Microsoft released 18 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MSRT, Silverlight, Visual Basic, and Windows Live Essentials (~125mb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, QuickTime and iTunes to address security vulnerabilities. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 20.0.0.233 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.270 are security updates.
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 15.7.3.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Ext2IFS 1.12 adds hibernate support and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.fs-driver.org/

Intel Driver Update 20151221 improves hardware support. This is not 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 47.0.2526.110 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 43.0.4 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version. If you have an older version you may need to repeat this process until you get to the current release.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.87 adds the ability to append to log files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 38.5.0 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.

Adobe Shockwave 12.2.3.183 is a security update. Instead of updating, please consider removing Shockwave!

Silverlight 5.1.41105 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/

QuickTime 7.7.9 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Skype 7.18.0.103 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Trillian Mac 3.3.0.24 fixes an echo bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.trillian.im/

Dropbox 3.12.6 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Nmap 7.01 fixes over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.4.5 Build 41628 fixes several bugs and adds ad-free premium support. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

IPInfoOffline 1.42 updates the included IP country database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

WGet 1.17.1 is a security update.
https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Plex Media Server 0.9.14.6.1620 fixes several bugs and improves Sync and iOS/Apple TV support. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

iTunes 12.3.2 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.

EA Origin 9.11.2.10120 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

PlayStation PS3 4.76 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/index.htm

PlayStation PS4 3.11 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.8.8 fixes a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Paint.net 4.0.9 fixes quite a few crash bugs and improves quality and performance. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Krita 2.9.10.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://krita.org/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice 5.0.4 fixes many bugs and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Scribus 1.4.6 doesn’t yet have a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Adobe Acrobat XI 11.0.14 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Acrobat DC 15.009.20077 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader 11.0.14 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Reader DC Patch 15.010.20056 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Kindle for PC 1.14.0 Build 43019 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

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

BelArc Advisor 8.5c doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

TDSSKiller 3.1.0.9 improves detection and removal. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?tdss

DrWeb CureIt! 10.0.10 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.freedrweb.com/download+cureit+free/?lng=en

KeePass 1.30 fixes a couple dozen bugs and improves search handling. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

Wireshark 2.0.1 fixes dozens of bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.2 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware Chameleon 3.1.28 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/chameleon/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware Mac 1.1 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Rootkit 1.09.3.1001 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antirootkit/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1045 improves a number of detection methods. This is a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/

MalwareBytes’ FileAssassin 1.06 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin/

MalwareBytes’ RegAssassin 1.03 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/regassassin/

MalwareBytes’ StartUpLite 1.07 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.51 improves compatibility with Netmon3. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.91 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 11.0.7 adds new detections and ADS black/whitelisting. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

TinyWall 2.1.7 improves stability, display on hi-res devices and application database. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tinywall.pados.hu/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.95 improves Yandex Browser compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 2.7.1512.2124 adds support for new hardware, fixes several bugs and improves social integration. This is a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.7.1512.1833 adds support for new hardware, Record live stream on Dailymotion, and social logins. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.9.8 improved compatibility, fixes several bugs, updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.2.2.4 fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

IsoBuster 3.7 adds breadcrumbs, improved navigation, improved performance and stability, and updated libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

MKVToolNix 8.8.0 fixes several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.17 fixes several bugs including stability, hi-res display issues, and more. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

7-Zip 15.14 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.7-zip.org/

TeamViewer 11.0.53254 fixes several reliability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/download/windows/

GWX Control Panel 1.7.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

iExplorer 3.8.8.0 adds iOS 9.2 compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

FolderChangesView 1.81 adds support for the Windows Explorer context menu. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

SearchMyFiles 2.66 adds wasted space column, and now defaults to opening the properties window on double-click. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

SimpleWMIView 1.10 adds option to automatically update on class/query change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

USBDeview 2.51 adds option to open INF file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.72 adds scanning to selected IP addresses option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.41 updates the internal MAC address database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

CCleaner 5.13.5460 adds Opera and Chrome Media Cache cleaning, improves application support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Rufus 2.6 simplifies zeroing a device, fixes mode support, crash bugs and stability. This is not a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Sigcheck 2.4 improves certificate trust list validation. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sysmon 3.2 adds support for logging raw disk access. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 16.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Autoruns 13.51 fixes a WMI parsing bug, selective verification of signing status of individual entries and BOM flag in export file. This should be treated as a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.01 fixes registry parsing bug and a kernel access bug. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

SystemRescueCD 4.7.0 updates kernels. This is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TaskSchedulerView 1.15 improves refresh. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

WSUS Offline 10.3.1 fixes a bug in .NET installation. This is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.3 many bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

ActivePerl 5.22.1.2201 is a security update.
http://www.activestate.com/activeperl/downloads

StrawberryPerl 5.22.1.2 is a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Inno Setup 5.5.7 improves defaults, adds support for new CLI options, indexing behavior, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 12.1.0 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 5.0.12-104815 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.

Dada Mail 9.0.2 is a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/

BIND 9.9.8 and 9.10.3 are security updates.
https://www.isc.org/downloads/bind/

Drupal 8.0.2 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.4.8 is a security update.

jQuery 1.12.0 and 2.2.0 fix several bugs and introduce new features. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.5.3.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

WordPress 4.4.1 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

Autoptimize 2.0.0 is a major improvement, adding several new controls and features, cache controls, optimizations and bug fixes. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.8.1 fixes a bug. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.3.2 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.7.27 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.4.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Top Commentators Widget 1.5.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.4.13 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 3.7 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.0.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2014-06-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

It’s been a month already, so if you haven’t changed all your passwords, please do it now. Then come back. I’ll still be here.

Microsoft released 7 updates for Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates (~60mb). A reboot is required. Some of the vulnerabilities these updates resolve apply to Windows XP but will never be patched on that platform. Upgrade to Windows 7 NOW or switch to a new computer.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Safari, OS X, Java, iTunes and MacBook Air SMC. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.125 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF 10.6.0.2267 adds support for Ghostscript 9.14 and fixes installation error. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?bullzippdf

nVidia 337.88 provides universal performance improvements with all DirectX environments/games, updates device compatibility, improves specific gaming performance and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Samsung Kies 20140527 does not provide a changelog (or even version information!) so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP

PlayStation 4 1.71 adds changes to support existing PSN features and improves stability. This is not a security update, but is required for continued online functionality.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 30.0 fixes over 3,600 bugs (yes, really), including scripting, debugging, plugin behavior and much more. While none of the bugs are flagged security, the scope of changes suggest this should be treated as a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 22.0.1471.50 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

HTTrack 3.48.13 corrects several bugs and updates libraries. This 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.

Thunderbird 24.6.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.68 adds secondary column sorting 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.

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.2.152 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 7u60 updates time zone data, changes expiration behavior, and fixes well over 100 bugs. This is not a security update. If you do not need Java, or do not have Java installed, DO NOT INSTALL IT NOW!
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Mumble 1.2.6 is a security update.
http://blog.mumble.info/

Evernote 5.4.0.3698 improves offline security. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.52 corrects an access bug with remote viewing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.55 adds the ability to automatically retry failed queries. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Dropbox 2.8.3 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.8.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

WinSCP 5.5.4 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.6.4 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 4.5.4.4852 updates libraries, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cdbxp

iTunes 11.2.2 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current version.

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.6.4 adds the ability to centralize your settings via Dropbox. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

IcoFX 2.7 improves crop, trim, color dialog, rounded rectangle behavior, and others. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

SketchUp 14.1.1282 corrects several dozen non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Scribus 1.4.4 corrects a number of bugs, improves several features and adds PDF/X-1a export, integrated barcode support, full support for OpenICC, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/

Security Software Updates

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

OpenSSL 1.0.1h is a security update.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 2.0.2 corrects more than a dozen bugs, improves reliability, stability and performance, as well as cosmetic improvements. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.624 Beta corrects several stability and sync bugs. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9 9.1.5.0 fixes several stability and reliability bugs, adds support for new discs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Synergy 1.5.0 makes progress on the sticky key bug. This is not a security update.
http://synergy-project.org/

RoboForm 7.9.7 fixes stability problems with Firefox & Chrome and improves accessibility. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?roboform

GoodSync 9.8.6 restores direct command-line functionality, improves UI, provides improved self-diagnostics. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.6.1 improves search, selection, and provides a number of usability fixes. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/

CCleaner 4.14.4707 improves Firefox support, adds new application support, minor UI improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

WifiChannelMonitor 1.0 is a new release from Nirsoft. WifiChannelMonitor is an amazing utility for troubleshooting and scanning your Wi-Fi networks. This is the first release but it has quite an amazing feature set already.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

MyEventViewer 2.11 adds secondary column sorting support and the ability to hide events meeting certain conditions. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

WifiInfoView 1.60 adds percent column, fixes command-line scanning and adds the ability to scan repeatedly via the command line. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Autoruns 12.0 now reports the presence of batch file and executable image entries in the WMI database, a vector used by some types of malware. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Procdump 7.0 improves support for lightweight reflection dumps on Windows 7 and Windows 8, adds debug print statements as a new trigger type, has support for memory commit duration triggers, and now includes an option to unregister Procdump as the system last-chance exception debugger. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

BFGMiner 4.1.0 provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Hamachi 2.2.0.193 improves error reporting. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4401 and LogMeIn Win 4.1.4400 are security updates.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Recover Keys 8.0.3.110 doesn’t provide a distinct changelog so should be treated as a security update.
http://recover-keys.com/en/download.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SQLite Database Browser 3.1.0 adds plotting, SQLite 3.8.2 grammar fix, file association fix for OS X, and updated license. This is not a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

MySQL 5.6.19 corrects a number of stability and reliability bugs, including crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.7 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

TortoiseGit 1.8.9.0 corrects over a dozen bugs, primarily related to UI and usability. This is not a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.12-93733 corrects a couple dozen stability and reliability bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.0.4 corrects a bug with Amazon SES. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.2.3 corrects a handful of bugs and imposes new minimal PHP (5.3) and MySQL (5.5) version requirements. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Plupload 2.1.2 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

Autoptimize 1.8.5 improves Apache compatibility, updates libraries, adds improved exclusion filters, and treats multisite sites distinctly for cache purging. This is not a security update.

bbPress 2.5.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.7 fixes ajax bug. This is not a security update.

Conditional Widgets 1.8 simplifies UI. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.1 fixes bugs and updates design. This is ot a security update.

Email Log 1.7.3 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

Front End Upload 0.6.1 updates included libraries. This should be treated as a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.0.5 adds favicon support and fixes active plugin list. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 140605.1 adds 404 caching, branched cache structure, auto-caching, auto-purge of specific sectional pages, improved compatibility, debugging, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.4 makes og:image optional. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.10 provides a number of new features and bug fixes, including some major performance improvements for very large sites. This should be treated as a security update.

WP Edit 1.9 fixes RSS feed, makes cosmetic changes. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.3.4 updates libraries, improves mobile detection, adds WP 3.9.1 compatibility, fixes several bugs. This should be treated as 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 2013-08-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Not too much this month, but it’s almost exclusively security updates. Let’s get right to it.

Microsoft released 8 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Exchange. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. IMPORTANT: Make sure you also install the “optional” root certificate update!
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X and a variety of printer drivers. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe AIR 3.8.0.870 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone or kindle – 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.

BullZip PDF Printer 9.10.0.1629 enables images compression by default, and adds digital signing of PDFs. 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 23.0 is a security update. This version also improves content sanity for security, various diagnostic and performance improvements, and several developer features. Use Help, About to install the most recent version.

Google Chrome 28.0.1500.95 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.47.22 adds punycode support, corrects several crashes and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

SeaMonkey 2.20 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 17.0.8 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.75 adds several new switches for sanity, output preference and automation. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.56 is a cosmetic update. 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.

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

BrowsingHistoryView 1.36 is a cosmetic change only. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.6.7.8409 provides bug fixes for editing notes across various Evernote clients. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.7.3 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Google Earth 7.1.1.1888 now enables controllers by default, and updates the LEAP API to 0.8.1. This is not a security update.
http://earth.google.com/index.html

Nmap 6.40 adds several new detections, provides bugfixes, and feature improvements. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

PuTTY installer 0.63 is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

uTorrent 3.3.1 Build 30003 improves automatic updating. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.1.6 is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

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

ADVANCED Codec Package 4.2.2 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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.2.4214 adds the ability to create a print contact sheet, video DVD verification, updated libraries, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

VLC Media Player 2.0.8 corrects several stability and performance issues. This is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Winamp 5.65 updates libraries, bug fixes and more. This is a security update.
http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.1.4482 adds group chat, improved notifications, installation and download improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Digital Editions 2.0.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

Adobe Drive 5.0 is a major version update with workflow and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Adobe Bridge 6.0.1 is a reliability update. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Dynamic Link Media Server 7.0.1 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html

Blender 2.68a corrects 14 bugs including crashes, and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

Notepad++ 6.4.5 corrects a bug in file history. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

OpenOffice 4.0.0 is a major update, providing over a thousand bugfixes, improvements and features. This is a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Scribus 1.4.3 adds QR barcode support, Haiku OS support and new professional Color Tools. This is not a security update.
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download

Security Software Updates

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

Bitmessage 0.3.5 adds a number of new distributions, improved OSX support, improved performance and other fixes. This is a security update.
https://bitmessage.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.06 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

KeePass 1.26 adds preloading via command line, database repair warning, and a number of improvements including DEP and ASLR compatibility. This is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

SmartSniff 2.07 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html

Stinger 12.0.0.485 adds support for newer malware. This is not a security update.
http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 1.66 is a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Wireshark 1.10.1 improves logging, trace and updates protocol support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.542 Beta corrects several security and performance bugs. This is a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.52 improves support for Chrome, and adds support for YouTube MPEG-DASH files.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.4 improves performance, reliability with mastering issues, audio selection and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Autoruns 11.70 adds a new option to have it show only per-user locations. This is a security update.
Disk2vhd 1.64 now supports disk sizes of up to 2 TB. This is not a security update.
Process Explorer 15.40 now shows WMI providers hosted in Wmiprvse processes, includes an autostart option and introduces a process view column that shows process DPI awareness support on Windows 8.1 systems. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 4.04.4197 improves software detection and cleaning. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.15.741 improves performance, adds file type and modified date to display, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.48.980 adds UDF support, improves LFN support and several drive performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

BlueScreenView 1.52 improves research with quick-search functionality. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.75 adds protocol grouping. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

NirCmd 2.75 adds moverecyclebin, suspendprocess, resumeprocess parameters, etitle support for find, and the ability to read Unicode files from clipboard. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

USBDeview 2.25 adds the ability to cycle devices, device control via Instance ID, and improved UAC support. This is not a security update. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.52 adds cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhatIsHang 1.20 adds 64-bit support, cosmetic improvements, and improved reporting. This is a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

WirelessKeyView 1.67 modifies application behavior to trigger fewer security alerts. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

TeamViewer 8.0.20202 improves mobile support and provides bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.1 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

MailEnable 7.50 provides compatibility fixes to installer, improved language support, and a fix for script handling. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.5 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.5 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

Dada Mail 6.5.2 fixes a send logging bug. This is not a security update. h
ttp://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.23 is a bugfix release. This build also provides significant changes to the image API. Don’t forget to run update.php after updating the code! This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

WordPress 3.6 is a major update that provides a more streamlined approach to uploads, embedding, autosave, revisions, post locking, updates included libraries, and more. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyPress 1.8.1 is a minor bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.1 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.

Developer 1.2.2 adds WP-CLI and removes Grunion Contact Form. This is not a security update.

Front-end Editor 2.3.1 updates included libraries and translations. This is not a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.8.1 fixes a download issue. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.3 adds a variety of new features, improved plugin compatibility, performance and more. This is a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8 improves Adsense support, fixes admin 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 2013-02-08

Hi, Folks!

There must be something in the water. This week a bunch of different companies opted to release emergency security updates the week before Patch Tuesday. That is not to say they’re done for the month, but only that the issues were so severe (in many cases being actively exploited in the wild) that an emergency release was necessary. So let’s get to it.

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149 is a security update, patching a vulnerability that’s being actively exploited as of last night.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Adobe Flash Player for Mac OS X is also a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Expect an update for AIR by Patch Tuesday next week.

Java 7u13 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?java

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.

iOS 6.1 is a security and stability update for iPhone, iPad, iPod and other devices using the Apple mobile OS. You can download the current version either through iTunes or at:
http://iphoneroot.com/firmwares/

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 18.0.2 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 24.0.1312.57 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.14 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.15.2 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 2.42 adds field contraints. 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 5.3.14 corrects a number of bugs, in history, XMPP, IRC, firewall compatibility and several enhancements. This is not a security update.
http://www.trillian.im/windows/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.21 corrects a reliability bug with IE history files.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.6.2.7927 corrects several stability and sync problems. This is not a security update.
http://evernote.com/download/

Google Drive 1.7.4018.3496 does not provide a changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.0.0 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 4.0.0 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.

XBMC 12.0 is a major update. This version adds several codecs, HD Audio support, PVR & LiveTV support, h.264 10bit, and new hardware support. This is a fantastic program for media management and viewing. This is not a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.1.12.73 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.3 provides improvements in regex support, UDL and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Audacity 2.0.3 corrects several crash bugs, looping, resampling, accessibility issues, and other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Gimp 2.8.4 provides improvements in the GUI, docking, dialogs, save/export, layer grouping, and a number of bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.gimp.org/

Scribus 1.4.2 vastly improves cross-platform portability, offers 64-bit support and includes a spellchecker. This is not a security update.
http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus

Security Software Updates

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

KeePass 1.25 provides a number of bugfixes, UI improvements and other changes. This is not a security update.
http://keepass.info/

Wireshark 1.8.5 corrects a couple dozen bugs, improves support for more than 30 protocols. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.0.6.2228 is the first official and reliable release version of Greenshot. If you need to be able to do quick and simple screenshots, especially if you’ve been dealing with another application – you’ll want to check out Greenshot.
http://getgreenshot.org/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.2.2.7 improves decryption. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

LogMeIn adds Chrome host support, updated OpenSSL libraries, and several other improvements. This is not a security update. To get the most current version open LogMeIn, click About, Check for Updates.

RoboForm 7.8.6 provides a number of improvements, including improved activation support, GUI improvemetns, fixes to the Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Win32 implementations and finally, UTF-8 everywhere.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.4.4.4 prevents file locking during sync, improves Google Drive support, FTP, SSH and other improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CPU-Z Installer 1.63 adds support for newer hardware and adds TDP. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

GPU-Z 0.6.7 adds support for newer hardware, improved GUI, TMU support, and other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

CCleaner 3.27.1900 adds Metro support, Chrome v24, improved support for Firefox, Chrome extensions, Unicode text and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Autoruns 11.42 fixes a bug in the parsing of network file paths introduced in 11.41. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Handle 3.51 fixes a bug in its file share drive letter formatting. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Movefile 1.01 now correctly handles 64-bit system paths. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Pendmoves 1.2 adds support for 64-bit directories. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Procdump 5.13 now supports triggers for when process CPU usage, memory consumption or arbitrary performance counters fall below a specified value. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 15.3 includes heat-map display for process CPU, private bytes, working set and GPU columns, sortable security groups in the process properties security page, and tooltip reporting of tasks executing in Windows 8 Taskhostex processes. It also creates dump files that match the bitness of the target process and works around a bug introduced in Windows 8 disk counter reporting. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 1.91 prints the link time for executable files instead of the file last-modified time, and fixes a bug introduced in 1.9 where the –q switch didn’t suppress the print out of the banner. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Zoomit 4.42 now includes an option to suppress zoom-in and zoom-out animation to better support remote RDP sessions and fixes a bug that caused static zoom to snap to the top and left side of the screen in some cases. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

RapidEE 7.1 build 845 updates 3rd party components and corrects an AV error. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

USBDeview 2.21 adds the ability to enable/disable/remove devices. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.48 updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.57 updates the internal MAC addresses database. 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 5.5.3 provides a number of bugfixes and several new features, including restart manager, improved 64-bit compatibility, portable app support, and Windows 8 improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

WinMerge 2.14.0 is the first update in almost 4 years and removes ANSI support, improving startup time, linefilters, color organization, 3rd party libraries and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://winmerge.org/

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 3.5.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Adminer 3.6.3 improves display, corrects several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Drupal 7.19 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Movable Type 5.2.3 fixes a minor upgrade bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

OpenCart 1.5.5 adds several new features, including improved filters and upgrade system. This is not a security update.
http://www.opencart.com/

SMF 2.0.4 is a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 3.5.1 is a security update. Use the WP updater to get the most current version.

bbPress 2.2.4 is a security update. Use the WP updater to get the most current version.

BuddyPress 1.6.4 is a security update. Use the WP updater to get the most current version.

Contact Form 7 3.3.3 corrects two bugs, provides additional language translations. This is not a security update. Use the WP updater to get the most current version.

Developer 1.1.2 corrects a couple bugs and adds a French translation. This is not a security update. Use the WP updater to get the most current version.

Smart YouTube 4.2.0 updates included libraries. This is not a security update. Use the WP updater to get the most current version.

WPtouch 1.9.6.1 adds BlackBerry 10 support. This is not a security update. Use the WP updater to get the most current version.

MailEnable 6.79 corrects a number of minor bugs. 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/