Updates 2020-03-10

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for March 2020.

The next build of Windows 10 is just around the corner. If you don’t want to be the guinea pig I strongly suggest you update to v1909 within the next month. This will grant you a reprieve from the new version for a couple months. Let everyone else beta test and you can upgrade when they’ve worked out the bugs.

Windows 7 is still end-of-life (EOL). If you’re still running it, shame on you, and if you are running a licensed version of Windows 7 or 8 you can still upgrade to Windows 10 and have a supported version of Windows for the foreseeable future. Don’t want to do it yourself? Call me!
https://saferpc.info/contact/

This Month Week in Technology

In 2019, Android reportedly had the most vulnerabilities of any OS, but in its defense, there are literally dozens of manufacturers that build on Android and many of the issues stem from these third-parties. Also, if you’re running Android, you really should also be using SnoopSnitch which can identify whether security updates have been applied to your device or if it’s been abandoned by the vendor.

Movies like Eagle Eye demonstrated how easy it was for a malicious actor to observe your mobile remotely, but if you have a smart assistant enabled (such as Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana) then it is possible to remotely control it using audio signals that are beyond the range of human hearing.

There’s more evidence than ever that selling your Intellectual Property to a third party puts your users at risk. It’s very common in browser extensions and website plugins. It doesn’t matter how secure the core engine is if the user installs a malicious or defective extension/plugin. There’s always a line, though, right? Facebook is actually suing an SDK maker for harvesting the data that…Facebook collected.

Netgear has issued security patches for almost 50 router models. If you use Wi-Fi then, by it’s very nature, you’re susceptible to being tracked. The protocol itself is your enemy since it requires that it transmit all your “known” networks on a regular basis during a heartbeat connection status report. Even if you disable Wi-Fi everywhere except trusted locations, those trusted locations can be still be compromised due to weak security in the on-device encryption key. Intel and AMD CPUs for nearly a decade have had significant flaws that allow data exfiltration by unprivileged users.

More than a million enterprise Microsoft accounts have been compromised, primarily through password reuse. Guys, NEVER reuse passwords! Defense contractors getting hacked isn’t really anything new, but you’d think they had better backups so they wouldn’t have to pay half-million dollar ransoms.

Malware authors evade detection in many ways. One of the most common diagnostic tests for malicious software is to run it within a virtual machine. As expected, developers can detect and disable their malware within these environments. The Malware Evasion Encyclopedia provides advice to educate researchers to keep one step ahead of the malware.

.NET Core 3.0 is dead. Long live .NET Core! Oh, and switching to 3.1 is easy.

I’ll end my soapbox on a happy note:

A new Wi-Fi chip design for IoT devices consumes only 1/5000th of the energy of current models. Wow!

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Thanks to the monster of updates pushed during “weekly update February”, Patch Tuesday this month is pretty light. The typical computer should see roughly 1.1 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Servicing Stack, and MSRT (~600 MB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Google Chrome OS 80.0.3987.137 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 (1909) is a pretty small update so will install quickly. 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.

BullZip PDF Printer 11.13.0.2823 resolves an SFTP bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 20.2.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 442.59 adds support for new hardware and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Logitech Options 8.10.154 adds support for newer hardware and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/options

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 80.0.3987.132 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 74.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 68.6.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.11.1811.47 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://vivaldi.com/

Internet Updates

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

WinSCP 5.17.2 resolves several bugs and disables TLS 1.3 by default. This is not a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Npcap 0.9988 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 7.8.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Nextcloud Desktop 2.6.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

Security Software Updates

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

NSudo 8.0 resolves several bugs, improves reliability, and reduces file size. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/M2Team/NSudo/releases/latest

TinyWall 2.1.15 now offers the upgrade to 3.0.0 on 64-bit systems. 3.0.0 is in beta and provides user interface, performance, stability and reliability improvements. It is, however, beta software, so should be avoided until it is stable.
https://tinywall.pados.hu/

uBlock Origin 1.25.2 resolves several bugs and improves GUI. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ScreenToGif 2.22 resolves several bugs and improves automatic update. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest

SnagIt 2020.1.1 adds SharePoint sharing, and resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.15.0 updates the user interface, adds new preferences for LibMMBD integration, and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.makemkv.com/download/

MKVToolnix 44.0.0 adds attachment drag and drop, improves reliability, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html

DVDFab 11.0.7.7 adds support for new encodings, new profiles, and adds BluPath feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Windows 7.4.750 adds several new features, including Windows Hello support, rewritten interface engine, improved display support, and over 80 fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

Beyond Compare 4.3.4.24657 updates libraries, resolves several bugs, and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.scootersoftware.com/download.php?zz=dl4

Bitcoin 0.19.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

DesktopOK 6.88 updates the language file. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DMDE 3.6.1.773 adds support for 64-bit macOS. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

Everything 1.4.1.965 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.voidtools.com/

Fing 8.9.0 resolves several bugs and integrates a database of supported devices (Fingpedia), this is not a security update.
https://community.fing.com/

GoodSync 10.10.26 improves compatibility and status reporting. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Rufus 3.9 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html

TeamViewer 15.3.8497 resolves compatibility bug with hash authentication, but disables hash auth for settings. This is not a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

WSUS Offline 11.9 is the last version to support Windows 7, updates supersedence URLs, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://download.wsusoffline.net/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 3.6.1.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Godot 3.2.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

Node.js 13.10.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

TortoiseGit 2.10.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://tortoisegit.org/

Visual Studio Code 1.43 adds a search editor, shangle controls, minimap improvements, column selection, and more. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Web Package Updates

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

Joomla 3.9.16 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

Drupal 8.8.3 resolves over 50 bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.4.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en/download

ScreenConnect 20.1.27036.7360 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

Contact Form 7 5.1.7 adds LTR support and adds a cosmetic change to warning. This is not a security update.

Email Log 2.3.2 improves compatibility, user interface, and resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

Simple Lightbox 2.8.1 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.3.13 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 4.0.0 is a major update adding over 70 changes and fixes, updated libraries, and feature improvements. 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 2020-02-11

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for February 2020.

Microsoft blinked and released three updates to Windows 7 this month, however two of the issues that were resolved were actually caused by their EOL updates released last month. It’s no longer trustworthy, so do not let Windows 7 touch the Internet!

Windows 7 is officially end-of-life (EOL). If you’re still running it, shame on you, and if you are running a licensed version of Windows 7 or 8 you can still upgrade to Windows 10 and have a supported version of Windows for the foreseeable future. Don’t want to do it yourself? Call me!
https://saferpc.info/contact/

The Windows Update engine relies upon a file called “wsusscn2.cab” which is currently choking on download. While there are several Windows updates available today, it looks like the time just to check for updates will be over 2 hours for most devices today. Have patience or wait to start patching until later when they resolve this issue. There’s plenty of other stuff to patch anyway.

This Month in Technology

macOS finally fixes the Sudo bug (after 9 years), but this pales in comparison to the ease at which Mac users are infected through social engineering tactics. If you still think Mac’s are more secure than Windows, you need to see the numbers from MalwareBytes which show the typical Mac is targeted by nearly double the malware that Windows devices are. One special note here is that the users trusted the names of the websites that were involved, mostly a result of allowing domains to expire (a common concept within the broad scheme of domain hijacking).

While we’re on the subject of renewing domains, don’t forget your certificates! TLS/SSL certificates are often an enterprise’s weakest point of failure, especially when they’re not renewed on time. This will become even more important as TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are deprecated over the next couple months, which will prevent most older devices from being able to safely use the Internet at all. How important is certificate trust? Last months certificate hijacking bug allowed a researcher to replicate NSA and Github certificates in less than 24 hours which could be used immediately in MitM and DNS cache poisoning attacks with no effort from the attacker and as little as 10 lines of browser-based code.

Microsoft has decided to end it’s own ad platform within UWP apps, which will seriously hurt the entire UWP ecosystem and likely their users, by encouraging less security- and privacy-concerned third-party platforms to take their place.

This month we’ve seen data dumps from Twitter user details (shortly before a Twitter outage), Trello, Google, half a million servers, routers, and IoT devices, a major cannabis dispensary POS vendor, THSuite, WhatsApp had a major vulnerability (since patched), a Zoom vulnerability allowed hackers to eavesdrop on your calls, Mitsubishi was hacked via their enterprise security software, Trend Micro OfficeScan, and the United Nations was hacked through an unpatched server.

Is your privacy important? Apple bowed to the FBI to prevent fully-encrypted backups, ICE is using cellphone location data to track immigrants, but Avast has decided to stop selling it’s user data and they’re “sorry”, so at least there’s some good news.

Of course, any account can be hacked, even Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, and the NFL, and this month the City of Oshkosh (WI) and Duplin County (NC) join the “yet another government network hijacked” club.

It’s one thing to be incompetent when it comes to security, but Blizzard doesn’t even understand their users. This month they’re asserting total copyright ownership of any mods their users create and they released Warcraft: Reforged, which is the first game to ever be reviewed this poorly by the userbase. You might give Blizzard some credit for this – after all, they did build the engine that allowed the third-party “Dota” to flourish. LastPass, however, built their own system but accidentally removed their own extension from the Chrome Web Store!

In IoT news, more than 2/3rds of corporate and government entities were compromised with endpoint attacks in 2019, the weakest link might be the building itself or any of tens of millions of devices on a typical corporate or government network, though, as expected, many Huawei IoT devices have a backdoor. A serious public key exposure in Fortinet SIEM allows evildoers to kill your security appliance, and a critial zero-day in SolarWinds RMM allows attackers to hijack your network. Supply chain attacks targeting EOL Windows 7 devices remind us why we should avoid EOL hardware and software, and Phillips Hue lightbulbs are still proving that they weren’t well though-out security-wise. Thousand of WordPress-based websites have been hijacked to redirect visitors to evil sites, and there is always more to security than patching.

Let’s end my soapbox on a happy note: The best news this month might just be that Netflix finally offers an option to disable those #@$& autoplay previews. It’s about time.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. The typical computer should see roughly 2.2 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Flash, Servicing Stack, and MSRT (~1.2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Catalina 10.15.3, Security Update 2020-001 Mojave, Security Update 2020-001 High Sierra, iCloud for Windows 10.9.2, iCloud for Windows 7.17, iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, iTunes for Windows 12.10.4, Safari 13.0.5, tvOS 13.3.1, and watchOS 6.1.2. These are security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions.

iOS 13.3.1 and 12.4.5 are security updates. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 13.3.1 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 6.1.2 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 13.3.1 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 79.0.3945.123 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.330 is a security update. Take comfort knowing that Flash will be EOL in only 10 months.
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.

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 (1909) is a pretty small update so will install quickly. 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.

Display Driver Uninstaller 18.0.2.2 resolves several issues and improves removal procedure. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

BullZip PDF Printer 11.12.0.2816 improves compatibility with Chrome 80+. This is not a security update.
https://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Intel Driver and Support Assistant 20.1.5 improves user interface, performance, uninstall, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

nVidia 442.19 adds framerate capping, performance improvements for certain games, VRSS controls, and support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Garmin Express 6.20 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 80.0.3987.100 is a security update. This version is also the predecessor to the new samesite cookie handling behavior that will cause problems for various industries, including ad-services. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 73.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 68.5.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Iridium 2019.11.78 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Vivaldi 2.10.1745.27 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 68.5.0 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.

MaxMind GeoLite: Due to their interpretation of the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), MaxMind has opted to no longer provide direct downloads of their IP information databases. An account and agreement to perform updates immediately upon publishing new releases and removal of all existing copies is now required. Due to this we will no longer be listing MaxMind on SaferPC. I suggest you integrate their automatic update service into your existing platform to ensure that you can comply with their new usage agreement.

Prosody 0.11.4 improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://prosody.im/download/start

BrowsingHistoryView 2.36 adds option to delete Chrome and Firefox history records. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

FreeNAS 11.3 is a major update offering improved performance, security controls, community plugin integration, improved granularity of alerts and more. This is not a security update.
https://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release/

Npcap 0.9987 is a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.10.4 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.

Steam 2020.01.20 resolves several bugs and improves reliability of Remote Play. This is not a security update.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Reader DC 20.006.20034 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe DNG 12.2 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
Mac: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6879
Win: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6881

Adobe Experience Manager 6.5.0-31870 and 6.4.0-31868 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/experience-manager/apsb20-08.html

Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.11 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/Digital-Editions/apsb20-07.html

Adobe Framemaker 2019.0.5 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/framemaker/apsb20-04.html

Adobe Illustrator CC 24.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/illustrator/apsb20-03.html

Artweaver 7.0.4 resolves several bugs and improves performance with impasto and PSD text layers. This is not a security update.
https://www.artweaver.de/

Atom 1.44.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://atom.io/

LibreOffice Still 6.3.4 is a major update adding a wide variety of new features and performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

LibreOffice Fresh 6.4.0 resolves almost 500 bugs, including security issues. The typical user should run LibreOffice Still (stable), not Fresh (beta).
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Lightworks NLE 14.5 adds dozens of new features, export options, media codecs, and over a hundred bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.lwks.com/

Notepad++ 7.8.4 adds JSON and Workspace improvements, and resolves a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Paint.net 4.2.9 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

Security Software Updates

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

QubesOS 4.0.3 is a security update.
https://www.qubes-os.org/downloads/

elementaryOS 5.1.2 is a security update.
https://elementary.io/

RogueKiller 14.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

TinyWall 3.0 improves reliability, user interface, exception controls, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://tinywall.pados.hu/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

ScreenToGif 2.20.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/ScreenToGif.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MKVToolnix 43.0.0 resolves several bugs and improves user interface defaults options from command line. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html

DVDFab 11.0.7.1 resolves several bugs and adds support for newer 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 8.6.6 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.roboform.com/

Easy2Boot 1.B8A improves compatibility and user-interface. This is not a security update.
https://www.fosshub.com/Easy2Boot.html

1Password for Mac 7.4.2 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/mac/

ControlMyMonitor 1.25 adds option to put icon in tray. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/control_my_monitor.html

DesktopOK 6.84 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DevManView 1.66 adds Class GUID column. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

Etcher 1.5.76 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Everything CLI 1.1.0.18 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.voidtools.com/

FileLocator Pro 8.5.2944 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

Fing 8.8.2 improves user interaction and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://community.fing.com/

GoodSync 10.10.21 improves performance and reliability, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.goodsync.com/

MS ISO Downloader 8.31 adds support for new media. This is not a security update.
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool

OSFMount 3.0.1005 adds command-line options to load physical or logical emulation only, and resolves a permissions bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/tools/mount-disk-images.html

SetDefaultBrowser 1.4 adds support for Chromium-based Edge. This is not a security update.
https://kolbi.cz/blog/2017/11/10/setdefaultbrowser-set-the-default-browser-per-user-on-windows-10-and-server-2016-build-1607/

TaskSchedulerView 1.54 adds options to select/deselect all to column chooser. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

USBDeview 2.86 adds mode option for Regedit call, to support opening with or without elevation.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WinScan2PDF 5.21 improves WIA compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 3.32 resolves several bugs, adds options to export file types to CSV, filterexclude, and command-line supporter activation. This is not a security update. On the note of Supporters – this software is amazing. Use it. And donate.
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Godot 3.2 improves reliability, performance, stability and resolves almost 2,000 bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://godotengine.org/

Node.js 13.8.0 is a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.31.1 adds generated columns, hard heap limits, improved pragma, dbstat aggregated mode support, open nofollow, and resolves an internal schema compatibility issue. This compatibility fix is temporary, so fix your applications if you currently rely on parsing the data structure via internal schema. This is a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

Visual Studio Code 1.42 resolves several bugs, improves user interface, additional preference controls, task management, and more. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 6.1.2-135663 resolves several bugs and improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.7.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adminer.org/en/

Drupal 8.8.2 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.4.0 updates libraries and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en/download

Joomla 3.9.15 is a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

Magento 2.3.4, 2.2.11, 1.14.4.4, 1.9.4.4 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb20-02.html

Nextcloud Hub 18.0.0 is a major update adding improved file, flow, photos, calendar, mail, and talk integration, and ONLYOFFICE support. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

ScreenConnect 19.6.26659.7340 is a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

SpamAssassin 3.4.4 is a security update.
http://spamassassin.apache.org/downloads.cgi

YOURLS 1.7.6 is a security update.
https://yourls.org/

bbPress 2.6.4 is a security update.

Interactive World Map 3.1.4 is a major update that resolves several issues. This is not a security update.

myStickymenu 2.3.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.41 resolves regex bug and now attempts to process only 1 email at a time. This is not a security update.

Sucuri Security 1.8.23 updates key updater and improves user interface. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.13.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.9.1 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 2014-11-11

Hi, Folks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

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

Browser Updates

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

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

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

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

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

Email Updates

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

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

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

Internet Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

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

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Office Updates

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

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

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

Security Software Updates

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

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

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

OpenSSL 1.0.1j is a security update.

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

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

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

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Package Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards,

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

Updates 2014-09-09

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Today isn’t that bad, all things considered. Unfortunately, Apple and Adobe both announced releases for next week, so this is only the first of at least two update cycles this month. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Microsoft Security Essentials, and MSRT. This includes security updates (100+mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple has announced the next iPhone, iPod and wearable technology today. This means that new builds of iTunes and iOS are just around the corner (next week). While not released yet, be prepared for 1gb+ in downloads in the next week or so.

Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 15.0.0.249 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.0.1.0 changes the way some devices are detected, improves cleanup, cleaner log. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

PS4 1.76 is a stability improvement. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/pc_update/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 37.0.2062.120 is a security update. This version adds client-side certificate management, multi sign in support, google drive incognito support and organization-managed bookmarks. This is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 24 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Firefox 32.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.29 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.1.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Trillian 5.5 provides several new features and improved service compatibility. This version also fixes a handful of bugs and improves do-not-disturb and mute functionality.
http://trillian.im/

Skype 6.20.0.104 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Evernote 5.6.4.4632 improves xAuth and offline authentication and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.
http://www.evernote.com/

Dropbox 2.10.29 fixes a crash and several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.9.0.5 fixes the automatic update system, fixes crash, performance, improves SOCKS4 support and more. This should be treated as a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.4.22.2815 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update. Use the update feature in Origin to install.

Minecraft 1.8 and Minecraft Server 1.8 adds dozens of new items and features, improves command syntax and functionality, and much more. 1.8 increases the minimum requirements and also warns of upcoming hardware requirement changes, as it’s becoming a far more intensive program. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.6.9 fixes language-specific functionality, fixes the color picker and several other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5315 is the first release of AVG 2015. No changelog is provided, and AVG initial releases tend to have problems, so I recommend holding off for at least a couple weeks.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 now enables ‘background scan’ by default. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.75 adds support for Firefox 32. 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.

MakeMKV 1.8.13 adds support for AACS v48, DTS-HD with variable bit-depth, improves support for discs with mastering errors and fixes audio regression in 1.8.12. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

DVDFab 9.1.6.6 adds support for new encodings, newer hardware and several new conversion options such as brightness and contrast controls. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.6.6 improves performance, stability, monitoring reliability, improves compatibility with OneDrivePro, SharePoint and Office365.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.2.0.232 improves error reporting, stability, and driver compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

QuickSetDNS 1.02 adds always-on-top option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

USBDeview 2.36 adds secondary column sorting support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.05 adds the ability to save the current configuration and load configuration profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

phpList 3.0.8 improves queue processing, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

MailEnable 8.53 improves controls over default behaviors, performance, ActiveSync resilience, updates libraries and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.0 is a major update, adding endless-grid media browsing, improved editor, improved plugin interface and several new developer-specific features. This is not a security update.

Autoptimize 1.9.0 adds inline and defer controls, usability improvements, multiple API hooks, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.9.3 fixes file upload bug. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.3 updates libraries, adds badge shortcodes. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 140829 is a security update.

WP Edit 2.3 updates libraries, fixes PHP bug, removes unnecessary scrollbar feature. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.4.9 improves uploads in situations without MIME-type detection.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-12-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! This looks like a long list, but it’s actually a pretty light Patch Tuesday. This month (if you’ve been keeping up to date) there should only be 3 or 4 non-OS apps most people will need to update from below the fold.

Microsoft released 11 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Exchange, and SharePoint. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, RDP, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule, and printer drivers. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 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 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

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 26.0 is a security update. This version also now imposes a wonderful new security feature: click-to-play for Java. This will reduce the indirect vulnerability footprint for Java in this browser significantly. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 18.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.22.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 24.1.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.86 improves logging details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.62 adds quick MRU access to recent configuration profiles. 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 12.0.7.148 is a security update. Remember: do not install this if you don’t absolutely require it!
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 6.11.0.102 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

IPNetInfo 1.51 adds configuration option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

WinSCP 5.1.8 corrects a couple dozen bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MPC HC 1.7.1 updates libraries, improves reliability and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

VLC Media Player 2.1.2 corrects a handful of bugs, including crash and performance problems. This is not a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?vlc
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?vlcmac

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.11.2762 corrects a bug accessing EA Store and release notes. This is not a security update. Run Origin to update it.

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Minecraft 1.7.4 adds Twitch broadcasting, improved menus, performance and several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.5.2 adds native quick-sort, URL-hover highlight color customization (finally!), corrects several bugs and improves parsing and style accuracy. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Artweaver 4.0.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 11.1.1 improves activation process, and corrects dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

DNSQuerySniffer 1.10 adds a sort-on-update option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.1.5 corrects several bugs and reduces complexity of the settings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 4.08.4428 improves cleaning. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GoodSync 9.6.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. h
ttp://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.2.0.109 corrects a significant stability issue. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

BulkFileChanger 1.31 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

CurrPorts 2.10 preserves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

DevManView 1.41 adds the ability to clear the MRU. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.60 adds several display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.06 adds a shortcut to copy the contents of the lower pane, regardless of focus. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

Password Security Scanner 1.20 adds SeaMonkey support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SearchMyFiles 2.45 adds several new features and improves the display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.61 adds the ability to send multiple WOL packets. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

DiskMaker X 3.0.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://liondiskmaker.com/

TeamViewer 9.0.24482 adds Win 8.1 support, tabbed displays, WOL, file copy & paste, improved file transfer, and more. This is not a security update. http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.15 corrects dozens of bugs in InnoDB, replication, sort, conversion, stability and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.4 corrects several non-security bugs.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.4-91027 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and corruption issues. This is not a security update. http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Drupal 7.24 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 8.0 is a major update offering several new features and improvements, including autodiscovery and vastly improved webmail abilities. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Autoptimize 1.7.3 resolves several issues and improves cache safety. This is security update.

bbPress 2.5.1 corrects a couple bugs with the recent 2.5 release. 2.5 adds several new features, single-user WP compatibility, importers for many forum platforms, and more. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.4 hides logs from public-facing pages. This is a security update.

Email Log 1.6 adds the ability to view an email message. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 131206 is a major rewrite of Quick Cache. It’s come a long way, but is now split into free and pro versions, with much of the advanced functionality removed from the free version, making an upgrade problematic without paying for the pro version. That said, it’s well on it’s way to being well worth the investment and with only a few iterations I’ll be able to start recommending it again. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.1 updates included libraries. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.20 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.1.1 is a complete rewrite with major features, functionality and style changes. While it’s very cool – you might want to wait for the bugs to be worked out. More than 2/3 of those reporting back say it doesn’t work!

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

Regards,

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