Updates 2015-02-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! This is one of the lightest Patch Tuesday’s I can remember. Most people will only need to install OS updates. A lot of them, but it’s small and minor compared to, for example, Flash Patch January. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 23 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, MSRT, MS Office, MSE and Visual Studio. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

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

Browser Updates

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

SeaMonkey 2.32.1 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.

Dropbox 3.2.4 adds connection sharing, open from web, and improved proxy detection on OS X. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 5.0.4 provides bug fixes in brush mechanics and layers. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

SketchUp 15.3.331 corrects a variety of stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Windows Defender Offline updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?wdo

Wireless Network Watcher 1.77 updates the MAC addresses database and fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

AVStoDVD 2.8.0 updates included libraries, fixes several bugs and adds a handful of new features. This should be treated as a security update.
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Autoruns 13.01 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 10.0.38843 now integrates ITbrain Anti-Malware and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

FileLocator Pro 7.5.2082 improves bulk copy and Jar file support. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 4.2.0 is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

ownCloud Server 8.0.0 corrects a couple dozen bugs and implements several new features. This is not a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

phpMyAdmin 4.3.9 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

MailEnable 8.59 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

Updates 2015-01-13

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Very light update cycle this month. Expect next month to be ugly, though, as February usually is. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 8 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, .NET Framework, MSRT and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Adobe AIR 16.0.0.245 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.257 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

If youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 13.6.0.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/downloads.html

Samsung SideSync 3.1.4.827 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Samsung Kies3 201412 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.99 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 35.0 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 31.4.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.75 fixes a cosmetic bug. 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.

Evernote 5.8.1.6061 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.65 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Dropbox 3.0.5 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.10.0 is a security update. Note that while FileZilla hasn’t officially supported Windows XP in quite a while, now it no longer runs under Windows XP.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.5.155 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 5.0.1 updates included codecs. This is a security update. Good news: from 5.0 onwards you will no longer need to uninstall to be able to upgrade. If you’re upgrading from a version prior to v5, you’ll still need to uninstall it before installing 5.0.1.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.4.5306 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Plex Media Server 0.9.11.7.803 is mostly a cosmetic update. This is not a security update.
https://plex.tv/downloads/1/archive

MusicBrainz Picard 1.3.2 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.5.3.636 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 5.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Blender 2.73 fixes hundreds of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/

IcoFX 2.10 provides several bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

SketchUp 15.2.687 fixes several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Lightworks NLE 12.0.2 is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Notepad++ 6.7.4 is a bug fix release. 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 2015.5645 fixes a licensing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

OpenSSL 1.0.1k is a security update.

Wireshark 1.12.3 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

DNSQuerySniffer 1.40 adds the ability to parse queries from a log file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.76 automatically loads the advanced options window when the target network can not be identified. 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 2.80 adds support for Opera 15+. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit 2.1.1501.0625 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.76 improves Unicode support and adds Digital CD playback. This is not a security update.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

DVDFab 9.1.8.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

GoodSync 9.9.14 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CintaNotes 2.8.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cintanotes.com/download

TeamViewer 10.0.36897 adds a variety of new features, improves stability and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

FolderChangesView 1.67 adds the ability to root the application within a specific base folder. This is no a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.31 adds Chromium support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.17 adds AP BSSID column. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.76 fixes a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.01.5075 provides several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Speccy 1.27.703 adds Windows 10 support and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

Recover Keys 8.0.3.113 does not provide a change log 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.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.10 is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.4.0 adds digest messages and scheduling. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpList 3.0.11 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/download

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.8 adds support for PHP 5.2.0 to 5.2.2. phpMyAdmin 4.3.6 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Helicon Ape 3.1.0.148 fixes a stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.helicontech.com/ape/download.html

MailEnable 8.57 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

WordPress 4.1 fixes several bugs, adds a new default theme, nested clauses and more. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

InstantWP 4.4.2 updates included components. This is not a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

ScreenConnect 5.0.8132.5459 provides dozens of new features, improved performance, stability and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

Updates 2014-03-11

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Once again – if you’re still running Windows XP, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to Windows 7 as soon as possible. Time is running out! There’s now less than 27 days and 20 hours remaining until Microsoft terminates all support for Windows XP.
https://12pd.com/amazon?windows+7+oem
The only good news on this front is that Microsoft has announced they’ll support Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Defender *for* Windows XP through July 14, 2015. This does not alleviate the simple fact that vendors don’t even patch all the holes they know about in a timely fashion (see the iOS update further down). There is absolutely no reason to believe a secure computing environment on Windows XP will ever be possible after April 8th.

Here’s a list of known (some are unpatched) holes in XP Microsoft will never address:
http://www.cvedetails.com/product/739/Microsoft-Windows-Xp.html?vendor_id=26

So far, there are 961 publicly known vulnerabilities in Windows XP — over 80 discovered only within the last year at an upward-trending average of approximately 82/year. Of those, more than half allowed an unauthenticated third party to execute code on the computer, often without anything to do with the browser. Ultimately this means that being “safe” online with an unpatched or unpatchable XP computer is impossible. The potential for drive-by exploits, service-related attacks, firewall-bypasses and so on exists regardless of whether you’ve turned off or removed java, javascript & flash. The only safe XP computer as of April 8th will be completely disconnected from the Internet.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled updates.

Microsoft released 5 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, root certificates and Exchange. If running XP you’ll also receive an update that warns you of the upcoming XPtinction. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, iTunes, QuickTime, Mac PRO SMC, Boot Camp, Safari, AppleTV, and Pages. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 7.1 + 6.1.6 are security updates — patching vulnerabilities Apple has known about for nearly two years. While 7.1 addresses over 40 vulnerabilities, iOS 6.x did not receive a complementary update for this series. If you have an iPhone 3GS or earlier, it now has unpatched security holes that will not be addressed in any future update. Use iTunes to install this update to your Apple device.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1628 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 youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

Netgear WNDR3400v2 Firmware 1.0.0.38_1.0.61 is a security update.
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23813

nVidia 335.23 improves performance on newer hardware, updates game profiles. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

PlayStation PS4 1.61 improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 27.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 33.0.1750.149 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the current version.

Opera 20 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

Skype 6.14.0.104 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Connectify Hotspot 7.3 provides several stability fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Dropbox 2.6.18 corrects a multi-user sync bug, improves accuracy of observation, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

Evernote 5.2.0.2946 improves connection stability, requires password in offline mode and other fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.4 Build 30635 corrects an issue with updates, removes support for older hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 6.6.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win7 Codec Package 7 Codecs Advanced 4.5.2 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 4.5.3.4643 adds support for ALAC, improves error reporting, fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.1.5 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to install the most current version.

VLC Media Player 2.1.3 fixes several crash & reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

QuickTime 7.7.5 is a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.7.5 adds minigame support, server-side improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

EA Origin 9.4.6.2792 fixes issues with social profiles and chat and several other 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.

Artweaver 4.5.1 improves reliability of reading corrupted files, PSD and display improvements. This version also fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 6.5.5 adds wildcard and recursive parameter support, auto-detection for file encodings, word-completion in certain environments, enhances function list behavior, and several bugfixes, including crash bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 14.0.4900 fixes dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software

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

Wireshark 1.10.6 corrects a couple dozen bugs, improves performance, updates protocol support and improves capture.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.613 Beta improves fixes several bugs, improves profile support, adds controller hotkeys. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

SnagIt 11.4.2 improves scrolling in Chrome, fixes several crash bugs, and improves performance with Screencast.com
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MakeMKV 1.8.9 corrects several bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.5 corrects several compatibility issues with Chrome and fixes autoupdate related bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.7.9 corrects several protocol bugs, improves reliability and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 4.11.4619 adds newer application support, improves scheduler, and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

CintaNotes 2.5.1 improves reliability, corrects bugs with sync, markdown, crashes, tray icon and more. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cintanotes

GPU-Z 0.7.7 adds newer hardware support, improves display performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Hamachi 2.2.0.173 adds crapware to the installer. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Process Explorer 16.02 adds a refresh button to the threadโ€™s stack dialog and ensures that the Virus Total terms of agreement dialog box remains above the main Process Explorer window. This is not a security update.

Process Monitor 3.1 adds registry create file disposition (create vs open) and a new switch, /saveapplyfilter, which has Process Monitor apply the current filter to the output file as it saves it. This is not a security update.

PSExec 2.1 now encrypts all communication between local and remote systems. This is a security update.

Sigcheck 2.03 fixes a bug that caused the output of the โ€“u switch to include signed files, and fixes several other minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

TeamViewer 9.0.26297 adds ‘best fit’ display scaling and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

QuickSetDNS 1.01 adds Router DNS item which allows you to choose the internal DNS server of your router.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

USBDeview 2.30 corrects a bug related to UAC. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.62 adds the ability to specify hostname and broadcast address. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WhosIP 1.08 updates internal countries file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/whosip.html

WifiInfoView 1.36 adds detection for 802.11ac networks. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.8.5 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 0.9.7.2 corrects a major stability bug. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 4.3.8-92456 corrects several dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and memory leaks. 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 4.1.9 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 4.2.6273.5177 adds several new features (including improved reliability and handling of Mac+Linux installs). This is not a security update.
http://www.screenconnect.com/Download

Joomla 3.2.3 is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable 8.03 corrects several bugs with ActiveSync, IMAP and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

BuddyStream 3.2.3 corrects several compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.6 updates branding and FAQ. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.7.2 corrects CAPTCHA bypass bug and updates libraries. This is a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.0.3 removes superadmin check, adds indicator for Network Only plugins and Favicons. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.2 updates colorbox compatibility. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.5 corrects several bugs, improves admin display. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.1.9 updates footer link code. This is not a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

Updates 2013-09-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Along with Apple and Microsoft, Adobe released all of their quarterly updates today. It’s going to be a long day. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint and Office. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iTunes, and AirPort Base Station. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.168 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 3.8.0.1430 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Reader 11.0.04 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

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

Google Chrome 29.0.1547.66 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 16.00 is a security update. Use Opera, About to get the most current version. If you haven’t yet updated to Opera 15, you may need to download the complete installer from Opera.com

HTTrack 3.47.26 is a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

NK2Edit 2.77 adds the ability to collect emails from the NK2 files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.60 adds configuration profile management. 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.

Raid Call 7.2.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.raidcall.com/

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 1.40 adds the ability to browse for individual AppData folders. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Connectify Hotspot 6.0.1 corrects several bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 5.0.0.1137 improves offline security. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

WinSCP 5.1.7 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 Codecs for Windows 7 and 8 4.2.5 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 4.5.2.4255 corrects several write bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.0.5 is not a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the current version.

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.6.175 corrects a variety of crash bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.04 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 6.0.5 corrects a bug in source monitor. This is not a security update.

Artweaver 4.0.1 improves BMP support, snap-to and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 2.0.4 adds reverb, append alignment, ID3 support, system audio recording, as well as other bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Paint.net 3.5.11 provides a number of performance improvements and bugfixes, including a correction to the updater that will allow it to support 4.x when released.
https://12pd.com/click?paintdotnet

SketchUp 13.0.4812 improves stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 8.0.1497 corrects issues with Win 8 and 8.1, Script shield and Outlook plugin. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AVG Anti-Virus Free x86 2014.4117 is a major platform update. No changelog is provided, so this should be treated as a security update. However, AVG is, IMHO, getting worse and worse as they impose additional ‘features’ while causing problems (like how it breaks the firewall under XP under 2014), so I suggest you consider removing AVG and switching to Microsoft Security Essentials instead.
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download

Wireless Network Watcher 1.67 updates the internal MAC addresses database. 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.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.554 Beta fixes the automatic updater and corrects several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.60 adds MPEG-DASH support, corrects bugs in IE parsing. 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.

Freemake Video Converter 4.0.4 improves reliability, stability, performance, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.1 corrects a number of bugs, including sync and performance issues, as well as tuning resource consumption. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.5.5.5 fixes a bug with Google Drive and corrects behavior with SSL and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 4.05.4250 updates detection and cleaning for various applications. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.15.742 improves performance and reliability, includes additional drive diagnostic data and information, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.48.982 adds UDF support, improved user options and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Speccy 1.22.537 improves performance, hardware support and other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

CPU-Z Installer 1.66.1 updates hardware support and adds version checking. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DevManView 1.35 adds the ability to view previous device profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriverView 1.45 adds the ability to view digital signature. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

FolderChangesView 1.40 adds configuration management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.01 now provides fallback support for event strings if parsing fails. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.76 adds column for maximum packet size. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

USBDeview 2.26 adds the ability to collect the ‘real’ device name from the device itself when the device supports it and the feature is enabled. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.53 updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WirelessKeyView 1.68 corrects a significant stability problem in the previous release. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

TeamViewer 8.0.20768 adds device management, health checks with alerting and other bug fixes. 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.

MySQL 5.6.13 corrects dozens of bugs in replication, performance, stability, innodb, partitioning, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseGit 1.8.5.0 corrects a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.2 corrects a handful of bugs. This is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.18-88780 provides stability, GUI and performance fixes across guests, snapshots, seamless, 3D, NAT, and VMM. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 6.0.0 adds business support (plus), simplified UI, Win 8.1 support, silent installation, and expiring VMs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 6.6.0 adds RESTful API for subscriptions, sending error detection & reporting and redesigned membership admin screen. This should be treated as a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

osCommerce 2.3.3.2 adds Google+, Canonical headers, AdWords conversion tracking, PHP 5.5 compatibility, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

phpList 3.0.2 correts a handful of bugs from the 3.x release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

InstantWP 4.3.1 updates the included version of WordPress. This is not a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

bbPress 2.4 corrects several dozen bugs, including security issues.

Conditional Widgets 1.6 improves debugging behavior. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.2 is a security update.

Email Log 1.5.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.7 normalizes data to correct ‘spacey’ user behavior. This is not a security update.

ShortCodes UI 1.9.6 adds Shortcode UI widget.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.9.1 improves performance. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.14 corrects several bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8.2 is a security update.

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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