Updates 2021-02-09

Welcome back, Folks!

Today is Patch Tuesday for February, 2021.

This Month in Technology

Malware planted during the SolarWinds hack is still being discovered and SolarWinds is still vulnerable.

ADT (not just employee abuse), Amazon Kindle e-readersAzure Functions, the Australian Securities and Investments CommissionCisco DNA CenterCyberpunk 2077Excellus Health Plan, Inc., ExperianFiberHome routers, Forward AirGolang, various Home Assistant integrationsiOSlibgcrypt, Linux (and macOS) SUDOMalwarebytesMeetMindfulMimecast (also a SolarWinds victim), Nespresso smart cards, New Zealand Central BankNoxPlayerOffice 365OpenWRT forumPalo Alto Networks, the PentagonPerl[.]comPfizerSonicWallStormshieldUK Research and Innovationthe UNUScellularUSDA (again), Vermont Dept of LaborVIPGamesWashington State Auditor’s OfficeWestRock Co., WhatsApp, and Wind River Systems have been hacked.

The EU is fining (victims) of data breaches 39% more than two years ago. Grindr is exposing your information. SpamCop made a boo-boo by not renewing their domain on time, resulting in a huge amount of legitimate messages being treated as spam. The LogoKit phishing platform has been updated to “improve” effectiveness.

The UK Government is giving malware-infected laptops to students and the US federal government has repeatedly supported violation of the third and fourth amendments to plant recording devices on private property. There has been an increase of 93% of leaks and data breaches in 2020.

Whether you pay the ransom or restore from backups: PATCH the vulnerabilities!

I have always called for avoiding pirated software because it poses a unique security risk. Here’s an example. (avoid travelling by train in China)

Federally funded censorship and double-standards are being used to advance cancel culture in bankscoffeejournalism, patriotism, by mere association, while actually inciting violence with absurd rhetoric such as calling a kindly neighbor a terrorist for plowing your snow are being excused as acceptable. While censorship isn’t left or right only one side is willing to ban those most likely to join the military from joining.

Worse yet, they’re even targeting third-parties for cancellation for daring to support free speech. Heck, even Mike Rowe is being cancelled.

Some are actually upset that not enough censorship is taking place while ignoring actual calls for violence, funding terroristsopenly supporting child porn, hypocritically calling censorship a violation of election integrity, and arresting people for posting memes.

No matter how much the narrative is disproven – this was planned by others well in advance, and the capitol police were directly involved, which is probably why they refused assistance from the National Guard and DoD when offered multiple times. There’s plenty more.

At least there’s finally some pushback. Hopefully it’s not too little, too late.

Meanwhile, TIME acknowledges that they did, in fact, collude with big tech, large corporations and foreign governments in violation of state and federal laws in order to steal the election. (But don’t talk about it online!) By the way, is it just a coincidence that so many opponents of free speech are pedophiles?

Facebook will pay $300/ea to Illinois users for violating state biometric laws and yet, they have still violated Polish law and blocked & banned small investors while Zuckerberg bragged about how he censored Trump to prevent a free election. WhatsApp users are leaving in droves, while WhatsApp has shifted messaging to explain that user messages (notably not their “data”) can still be removed.

There’s been a surge in BSODs for some Windows devices after January updates. Microsoft has been beaten to the patch (again) by 0patch for a vulnerability in their installer system.

Google is above the law or at least, demands the ability to be excluded from it. They’ve also banned one app for supporting a popular open source file type and another for allowing access to content it doesn’t control (like Google’s own browsers), and violated their own terms to purge negative reviews in their App Store. YouTube is removing Senate testimony. It should come as no surprise then, that developers are realizing that “doing business with [Google] is a liability.” Do you really need more justification to de-Google?

Mozilla fixed a browser bug that could trigger physical damage to your SSD.

Amazon has been caught colludingendangering privacyhypocritically inciting violence, and stealing, all while pursuing the ability to run the Pentagon Defense Systems (in violation of their own Terms of Service).

Apple is throttling iPhones again, preventing sideloading on M1’s, and took five years to discover a widespread crypto miner in macOS.

Still trust your mobile security? Your operating systems have intentionally designed vulnerabilities/weaknesses.

Especially when it comes to science, sunlight remains the best disinfectant. It turns out “global warming” is worse when humans aren’t polluting the air. But sadly, facts don’t matter anymore, so months have passed and hundreds of thousands of lives were lost before political and social science caught up with actual science to acknowledge HCQ is, in fact, an effective treatment. And surely it’s just a coincidence that testing processes were changed immediately after inauguration?

Investigating and/or punishing people for refusing an experimental treatment (according to the FDA they’re not vaccines) is a violation of the Nuremberg Code, but that won’t prevent governments and corporations from doing it anyway, no matter how many times that is struck down as unconstitutional.

The CDC has illegally inflated COVID statistics, but is suppressing VAERS information about people dying like flies after injections.

Really though, can you trust any medical treatment created by people that struggle with math?

Now for the good news:

The Biden administration has dropped the federal lawsuit against the California Net Neutrality law. This will eventually be what breaks the Big Tech monopoly.

Let’s Get Busy

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Patch Tuesday this month is huge. The typical computer should see roughly 3 GB in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, Edge, .NET, Servicing Stack, and MSRT (~ 2 GB). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave, iCloud for Windows 12.0 (off and on again), iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, Safari 14.0.3, tvOS 14.4, watchOS 7.3, and Xcode 12.4. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

iOS 14.4 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

iPadOS 14.4 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current update.

watchOS 7.3 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

tvOS 14.4 is a security update. Use System, Software Update to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 88.0.4324.109 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 Big Sur (11.0) means that macOS High Sierra (10.13) and older are no longer supported. If you can not install at least macOS Mojave (10.14) 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 (v2009) is huge (about 18% larger than v2004, which was 25% larger than any prior build) so will take a long time to download on slower connections. Windows 10 pushes you to get the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months and only supports any consumer builds for 18 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. This includes “free” applications like Avast, OpenOffice, and games you do not actually play.

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 18.0.3.6 improves cleanup. This is a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

nVidia 461.40 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

Brave 1.19.92 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://brave.com/

Google Chrome 88.0.4324.150 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Microsoft Edge 88.0.705.63 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Firefox 85.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Firefox ESR 78.7.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

SeaMonkey 2.53.6 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Vivaldi 3.6.2165.36 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://vivaldi.com/

Email Updates

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

Mailspring 1.8.0 adds account colors, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://getmailspring.com/

Thunderbird 78.7.1 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/

Internet Updates

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

BrowsingHistoryView 2.46 adds support for Brave. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

curl 7.75.0 resolves dozens of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://curl.haxx.se/windows/

Dropbox 115.4.601 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.dropbox.com/

FileZilla Client 3.52.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://filezilla-project.org/

Pocketnet-Core 0.18.18 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://pocketnet.app/

WinSCP 5.17.10 is a security update.
https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Zoom 5.5.12494.0204 resolves a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://zoom.us/

Java 8u281 is a security update.
https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

3tene 2.0.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://en.3tene.com/

darktable 3.4.1 resolves about 20 bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.darktable.org/install/

VLC Media Player 3.0.12 is a security update.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Steam 2021.02.05 resolves several bugs, improves compatibility, and improves cosmetics. This is not a security update.

PlayStation PS5 20.02-02.50.00 resolves a PS4 installation compatibility issue, improves editing video clips and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5/system-software/

Office Updates

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

Atom 1.54.0 updates libraries and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://atom.io/

Blender 2.91.2 doesn’t have a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.blender.org/download/

IcoFX 3.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://icofx.ro/

Krita 4.4.2 adds mesh gradients, mesh transform, gradient editor and halftone filter, new brushes, and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

LibreOffice Fresh 7.1.0 resolves hundreds of bugs and improves reliability, stability, and compatibility. This is not a security update. This is beta software and should be avoided by most users.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Lightworks NLE 2021.1 adds dozens of new features and improvements, and resolves many bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.lwks.com/

Nextcloud Desktop 3.1.2 adds several new features: SVG client branding, push notifications for file changes, conflict resolution trigger and more. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

OpenOffice 4.1.9 improves stability and compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.openoffice.org/download/

Paint.net 4.2.15 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.getpaint.net/

FrameMaker 2019 Update 8 64bit (2019.0.8) doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
64-bit: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=7063
32-bit: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=7065

Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2021.001.20135, 2020.001.30020, and 2017.011.30190 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-09.html

Adobe Animate 21.0.3 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/animate/apsb21-11.html

Adobe Dreamweaver 20.2.1 and 21.1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/dreamweaver/apsb21-13.html

Adobe Illustrator 25.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/illustrator/apsb21-12.html

Adobe Photoshop 21.2.5 and 22.2 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb21-10.html

Magento 2.4.2, 2.4.1-p1, and 2.3.6-p1 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/magento/apsb21-08.html

Security Software Updates

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

Tails 4.15.1 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd-download/index.en.html

RogueKiller 14.8.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.adlice.com/download/roguekiller/

uBlock Origin 1.33.2 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/latest

VT-CLI 0.9.0 resolves a bug with URL parsing. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/VirusTotal/vt-cli/releases/latest

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SnagIt 2021.2.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?snagit

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

1Password for Windows 7.6.791 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/windows/

Bitcoin 0.21.0 resolves over a dozen bugs and improves networking. This is not a security update.
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

Bitwarden 1.24.6 improves biometrics, search, and usability. This is not a security update.
https://bitwarden.com/

Carbonite 6.3.8 resolves a bug with NAS backups. This is not a security update.
https://account.carbonite.com/

CCleaner 5.76.8269 improves cleaning and accessibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ccleaner.com/

CPU-Z 1.95 adds support for newer hardware. This is not a security update.
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DesktopOK 8.44 improves toolset. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DriveImage XML 2.60 doesn’t provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

Etcher 1.5.116 updates libraries and improves cleanup of temp files. This is not a security update.
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Everything 1.4.1.1005 is a security update.
https://www.voidtools.com/

Fido 1.18 adds support for the latest 20H2 refresh. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/pbatard/Fido/releases

GoodSync 11.5.6 improves stability, reliability and sync, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Homedale 1.92 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/

IsMyHdOK 2.81 adds automatic update and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

LessMSI 1.8.1 resolves a display bug. This is not a security update.
https://lessmsi.activescott.com/

NTLite 2.0.0.7784 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

ProduKey 1.95 adds option to extract partial key from WMI. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

PSAppDeploy 3.8.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://psappdeploytoolkit.com/

RAMDisk 4.4.0.RC36 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

RoboForm 9.1.1 updates credit card storage data, resolves several bugs, and now uses secure transmission for automatic updates. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

SimpleWMIView 1.42 adds an option to start hidden. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/simple_wmi_view.html

TaskSchedulerView 1.66 adds pagination to the properties widow and adds Task Filename column. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 15.14.5 was released. The TeamViewer release notes have been unavailable for over a month, so while it might be a security update, it would be safer to remove TeamViewer until these issues are resolved.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

USB Oblivion 1.16.0.0 adds ability to preserve desktop settings and clean UserAssist keys. This is not a security update.
http://www.cherubicsoft.com/en/projects/usboblivion

WinScan2PDF 6.55 resolves several bugs and improves scanner compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 4.1.2.0 resolves a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio

MySQL ConnectorNet 8.0.23 is a security update.
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/

Node.js 15.8.0 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

Node.js 14.15.5 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nodejs.org/en/

SQLite 3.34.1 adds new features and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

StrawberryPerl 5.32.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://strawberryperl.com/

Visual Studio Code 1.53 resolves several bugs and adds several features and controls. This is not a security update.
https://code.visualstudio.com/

WinMerge 2.16.10 resolves several bugs and adds new command-line switches and features. This is not a security update.
https://winmerge.org/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.11 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 6.1.18-142142 resolves several stability and reliability bugs. 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 4.7.9 is a security update.
https://www.adminer.org/en/

Coppermine Gallery 1.6.10 improves compatibility with PHP 8.01. This is not a security update.
https://coppermine-gallery.net/

Docker Desktop 3.1.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.docker.com/products/docker-desktop

Drupal 9.0.11 is a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Drupal 9.1.4 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

HumHub 1.7.2 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
https://www.humhub.com/en/download

Nextcloud Server 20.0.7 updates libraries and resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://nextcloud.com/

OpenCart 3.0.3.7 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.opencart.com/

Piwigo 11.3.0 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://piwigo.org/

ScreenConnect 21.2.2159.7699 adds a security tile to configure security options and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/download

SMF 2.0.18 is a security update.
https://www.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 5.6.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Social Post Feed 2.18.2 improves GDPR compatibility and resolves a deletion bug. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.6.1 resolves a path bug. This is not a security update.

Redirection 5.0.1 adds support for PHP 8 and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.3.20 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Sucuri Security 1.8.25 updates the password reset process. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 2.1.0 resolves several bugs and adds cache groups. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 4.9.2 improves compatibility and disables untested plugins from status and plugin pages. This is not a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 2.6.0 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.

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

Regards,

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

 

 

Updates 2017-09-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday.

Be aware that Adobe Reader 11 will be end-of-life in only a month, so it’s time to either remove Adobe Reader completely, or replace it with Acrobat DC. Likewise, Windows 10 v1511 will be end-of-life in October as well — all prior versions are already end-of-life and should have been replaced. If you haven’t upgraded to v1703 (aka “Creators Update”) yet, do so now here.

The typical computer should see roughly 1.5gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, .NET, and MSRT (~1.3gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

ChromeOS 60.0.3112.112 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.130 is a security update. Flash is being actively replaced with HTML5 on most sites and services, however, so unless you’re 110% positive you need it for critical functions, you should remove it instead. And, within those browsers that have it embedded (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer 11+) your best option is to disable it. It’s just not worth the risk.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

AIR 27.0.0.124 is a security update. If you don’t have AIR already, don’t install it now.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

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

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

BullZip PDF Printer 11.4.0.2674 improves reliability and cosmetics on high-DPI displays and resolves several other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.7.4 now requires Safe Mode to operate. This is not a security update.
http://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 2.9 improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Chrome 61.0.3163.81 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 55.0.3 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 52.3.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

DiscordApp 8.15.2017 adds video support to many users and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

Skype 7.40.0.103 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://12pd.com/click?skype

Line 7.10.0 now allows embedding YouTube videos directly within Line. This is not a security update.
http://line.me/update

WinSCP 5.11.1 follows shortly on the tails of 5.11 to resolve several bugs, including IPv6 tunneling. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

FileZilla 3.27.1 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

FreeFileSync 9.3 improves performance and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201709 is a data refresh. This is not a security update.
http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

IPNetInfo 1.77 removes the 256 IP address limit for address resolution. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Npcap 0.94 allows checksum offloading and Large Send Offloading on adapters that support them. This is not a security update.
https://github.com/nmap/npcap/releases

Evernote 6.7.4.5741 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 10.5.2.49155 resolves several bugs, improves notifications, and revamps the My Home page. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Steam 2017.09.07 resolves a video playback bug and improves third-party integration. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?steam

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 6.0.5 increases maximum zoom to 3200%, improves stability, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Interactive Calendar 2.1 improves spell check, text editing, Unicode support and new color schemes. This is not a security update.
http://www.csoftlab.com/calendar

LibreOffice 5.4.1 resolves nearly 100 bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Notepad++ 7.5.1 adds 19 new programming languages, resolves several bugs and removes the Plugin Manager plugin (a replacement will be offered soon). This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Adobe Reader 11.0.22 is a security update. This is not a security update. However, Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11 (XI) will be discontinued in only one month, so you’re better off switching to Acrobat DC instead of upgrading. Be sure to uncheck all the “optional features” aka crapware that the installer offers.
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Adobe Reader DC Patch 17.012.20098 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get install the most current version.

Adobe RoboHelp 2017.0.2 is a security update.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/robohelp/apsb17-25.html

ColdFusion 2016.5 and 11.13 are security updates.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb17-30.html

IcoFX 3.1 improves high-DPI support, resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://icofx.ro/

Security Software Updates

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

Tails 3.1 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

Norton Power Eraser 20170823 adds new detections and removals. This is a security update.

Avast! Home Edition 17.6.2310 improves anti-phishing, cleanup, notifications, and threat information. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 2.4.1 is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

MSRT 5.51 is a security update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

Wireless Network Watcher 2.13 adds option to reset dates for selected items. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 12.11.14 adds detections. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

XSplit Broadcaster 3.0.1705.3124 resolves 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.

MakeMKV 1.10.7 adds support for new encodings, improves compatibility with macOS, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

CDex 1.91 improves compatibility and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.5.7 adds support for new encodings, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 8.4.1 adds portable user options during sync, ability to import from several other password managers, duplicate detection, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 10.5.8 resolves several bugs including SSL reliability fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

NTLite 1.4.0.5565 adds new compatibility features and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

1Password for Mac 6.8.1 improves cosmetics and resolves many bugs. This is a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

1Password for Windows 6.7.457 improves focus and alerts. This is not a security update.
https://1password.com/downloads/

CintaNotes 3.9.1 improves high-DPI support, removes unnecessary warnings, and resolves several bugs.
http://cintanotes.com/download

Cygwin 2.9.0 adds several new APIs, improves implementation of elf.h and adds %s support for strptime. This is not a security update.
http://cygwin.com/

DesktopOK 4.76 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DMDE 3.4.0.720 resolves a critical bug in RAID-6 support, adds support for Apple partitions and HFS+/HFSX, and improves FS detection. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

FileLocator Pro 8.2.2739 resolves the thumbnail and icon bug and corrects the German Boolean expression bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

BatteryInfoView 1.23 changes labels to be more accurate. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/battery_information_view.html

BulkFileChanger 1.50 adds several new command line options and updates attribute display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

CurrPorts 2.32 allows changing the font for the main window. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

Password Security Scanner 1.42 adds quick filter support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.81 improves targeting support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

OSForensics 5.1.1003 improves performance, reliability, logical limits, and adds several new features. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.34.6207 improves GUI and no longer removes favicons in Firefox.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

SystemRescueCD 5.1.0 is a security update.
http://www.sysresccd.org/

TeamViewer 12.0.83369 doesn’t provide a current changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

WinScan2PDF 3.63 improves compatibility with HP and Brother scanners. This is not a security update.
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 3.10 adds a 64-bit version, treemaps, high-contrast support, new keyboard shortcuts, and improved performance. This is not a security update.

Classic Shell 4.3.1 adds support for the Win10 Creators Update and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://classicshell.net/

GSmartControl 1.1.0 adds a 64-bit version, new statistics and data, “brief” format, interactive drive database update, and other fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
https://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.io/home/index.php/About

Kingston SSD Manager 20170829T102642 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/ssdmanager

Easy2Boot 1.95 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.easy2boot.com/download/

Rufus 2.17 adds support for several new formats, improve security checks, and resolves several bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Sysmon 6.1 adds monitoring of WMI filters and consumers and fixes a bug in image load filtering. This should be treated as a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.4 now includes a /runtime switch for terminating monitoring after a specified amount of time and fixes a bug in automated boot log conversion. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Autoruns 13.8 adds additional autostart entry points, has asynchronous file saving, fixes a bug parsing 32-bit paths on 64-bit Windows, shows the display name for drivers and services, and fixes a bug in offline Virus Total scanning. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.11 adds a cache to improve queries that enumerate multiple objects, and has the -s switch start container enumeration at the specified container when -d is specified.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.9.7 resolves a bug with drag-and-drop. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

SQLite 3.20.1 should be treated as a security update.
https://www.sqlite.org/download.html

SQLite Database Browser 3.10.0 adds support for DBHub.io, improvements to virtual tables, CSV import, filters, table editing, and dozens of resolved bugs. This is a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

StrawberryPerl 5.26.0.2 resolves a bug. This is not a security update.
http://strawberryperl.com/

Web Package Updates

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

ownCloud Client 2.3.3 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This should be treated as a security update.
https://owncloud.org/install/

Plupload 2.3.3 resolves several bugs and updates libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.plupload.com/

TinyMCE 4.6.6 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.tinymce.com/download/

Drupal 8.3.7 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.7.5 resolves a bug that applied to new installations. This is not a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable Enterprise 9.76 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.7.4 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

bbPress 2.5.14 improves PHP 7.1+ support, pagination and resolves a row-limit bug. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.9.1 is a security update.

Contact Form 7 4.9 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Multisite Enhancements 1.4.1 improves support for PHP 5.3.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 3.8.7 improves reliability with Tumblr and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.4 resolves a minor bug. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 2.0.1 improves reliability. This is not a security update.

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

Sucuri Security 1.8.11 adds support for regular expressions, ability to ignore directories, post-types, and several other fixes. This is not a security update.

Super Post Cleaner 1.1 only changes develop information. This is not a security update.

Widgets on Pages 1.3.0 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.1.2 improves importer, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 4.3.19 is 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 2015-03-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Moderate load today. The typical computer should see roughly 300mb in updates. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 15 updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and MSRT. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for iOS (8.2), OS X, iTunes, AppleTV, printer drivers and X-Code. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 16.0.0.273 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.

nVidia 347.52 improves performance in specific games. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

Samsung SideSync 3.1.5.1038 does not provide a changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync

Daemon Tools Lite 5.0 adds quickmount, VHD, VMDK and TrueCrypt support. Improves stability and adds support for Windows 10 and native x64 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Samsung Kies3 201503 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

PS3 4.70 is a cosmetic update, changing “PSN” to PlayStation Network. This is not a security update.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm

PS4 2.04 improves stability and ease of use. 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 41.0.2272.76 provides many stability and performance improvements as well as new apps/extensions and APIs. This is not a security update. Use Menu, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 36.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the current version.

Opera 28 is a security update. Use Menu, About to install the current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 31.5.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 3.09 adds more accelerator keys. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.7.157 is a feature update. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Java 8u40 adds several features and extends the Java expiration date. This is not a security update.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Skype 7.2.0.103 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

WinSCP 5.7 is a security update. Note that this build of WinSCP integrates an old and insecure version of PuTTY. You’ll need to install PuTTY separately.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Evernote 5.8.4.6870 adds high-resolution display support, business notebook share mapping from notebook list, notification improvements and various bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.66 adds recent history support, and fixes a windows positioning bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

IPNetInfo 1.62 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Dropbox 3.2.9 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

FileZilla 3.10.2 is a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

PuTTY 0.64 is a security update.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Codec Updates

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

Advanced Codecs 5.0.9 updates included codecs and libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VLC Media Player 2.2.0 improves support for HD, adds subtitle download integration, auto-resume, and auto-rotates videos recorded with alternating viewing angles. This is not a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.6 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Borderlands 2 Save Editor 248 adds an item type filter. This is not a security update.
http://blog.gib.me/tag/tools/

Office Updates

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

Kindle for PC 1.11.0 Build 40617 does not provide a changelog so should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Artweaver 5.0.5 improves playback, memory management, and fixes cosmetic defects. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2015.5751.3 corrects a significant stability bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Wireshark 1.12.4 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Wireless Network Watcher 1.78 improves advanced option window behavior. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

RogueKiller 10.5.3 adds Premium version with support, bug fixes, updated definitions and new licensed features. This is a security update.
http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.81 fixes Chrome processing bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

SnagIt 12.3 corrects several bugs, adds display options, and OneDrive for Business integration. Use Help, Check for Upgrade to install the most current version.
http://download.techsmith.com/snagit/enu/snagit.exe

XSplit Broadcaster 2.2.1502.1633 improves MP4 conversion, Elgato (and other hardware) compatibility improvements, and dozens of bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

XSplit Gamecaster 2.2.1502.1734 corrects several bugs and improves several features. This is not a security update.
http://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.9.2 fixes several reliability bugs and updates decoding engine. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

SUPER 2015 build 64 is a security update.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CintaNotes 2.8.5 improves editor layout, adds word wrap option, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cn

GoodSync 9.9.16 adds several new bug fixes and reliability improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

BFGMiner 5.1.0 is a security update.
https://github.com/luke-jr/bfgminer/

Bitcoin 0.10.0 is a bug fix release. This is not a security update.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

TeamViewer 10.0.39052 improves compatibility and fixes bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

QuickSetDNS 1.03 corrects a reliability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/quick_set_dns.html

SearchMyFiles 2.55 improves reliability, adds duplicate tracking, and adds ability to elevate for accessing system folders. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

USBDeview 2.41 fixes cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.78 makes a cosmetic change. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 5.03.5128 improves handling for several applications, various bug fixes and GUI improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

WSUS Offline 9.5.3 is a security update.
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

Cygwin 1.7.35 provides performance and stability improvements, and adds new defaults for various paths and chmod. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?cygwin

FilExile 2.00 improves OS compatibility, improves GUI and uninstall handling, adds offline help and debug mode. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?filexile

RapidEE 8.0 build 926 fixes cursor missing bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

StrawberryPerl 5.20.2.1 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?strawberryperl

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.0.1 provides dozens of bug fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VMware Player 7.1.0 fixes a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

VirtualBox 4.3.24-98716 corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?vbox

Web Package Updates

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

Piwigo 2.7.4 fixes several bugs, including security issues. This is a security update.
http://piwigo.org/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.9, 4.2.13.2 and 4.3.11.1 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/downloads.php

Adminer 4.2.1 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

Dada Mail 7.4.1 fixes new draft from stationary, digest creation, sender header, debugging improvements. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

DigiCertUtil 20150219 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://www.digicert.com/util/

jQuery 1.11.2 and 2.1.3 fix a significant bug in Safari. This is not a security update.
http://jquery.com/download/

MailEnable 8.60 is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

IISCrypto 1.6.7 is a security update.
https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto/Default.aspx

WordPress 4.1.1 fixes 21 bugs in version 4.1. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 2.2.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Joomla 3.4.0 improves front-end editing support, decoupling of links, and many security improvements. This is a security update.
http://www.joomla.org/

ScreenConnect 5.1.8473.5522 adds a number of new features including improves Mac support, extensions, and improves search. 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 2014-07-08

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday!

Microsoft released 6 updates for Windows and Internet Explorer. This includes security updates (~70mb). A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS 7, ProApps, MacBook Air, Apple TV, and Safari. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac
Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

iOS 7.1.2 is a security update. The easiest way to install it is through your Apple mobile device “OTA” or over-the-air. Make sure you’re online with Wifi, then go to Settings, General, Software Update, and follow the prompts.

Browser Updates

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

SeaMonkey 2.26.1 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.

NK2Edit 2.94 adds secondary sorting and fixes a bug merging MAPIPDL records. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

Internet Updates

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

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.3.153 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Mumble 1.2.7 is a security update.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Evernote 5.4.1.3962 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Dropbox 2.8.4 improves proxy tolerance and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?dropbox

IPInfoOffline 1.34 updates the internal IP to country database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ip_country_info_offline.html

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codecs Advanced 4.6.7 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.

MPC HC x64 1.7.6 updates libraries and fixes a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.4.10.297 improves updates, installation, Twitch streaming and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.

Minecraft 1.7.10 is primarily a Realms featureset update. This is not a security update.

PS3 4.60 fixes a non-security stability bug.

PS4 1.72 fixes a non-security stability bug.

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat 10.1.10 Pro and Standard is a security update.

Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 is a new major release of Illustrator. This is not a security update.

Adobe InCopy CC 2014 is a new major release of InCopy. This is not a security update.

Adobe InDesign CC 2014 is a new major release of InDesign. This is not a security update.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 is a new major release of Photoshop. This is not a security update.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.5 fixes several bugs, adds newer hardware support, adds support for star ratings and custom sort. This is not a security update.

Paint.net 4.0 is a major update, improving performance and memory usage, adding hardware acceleration, fine-grained history, including the ability to tune settings live to see the results (such as selection wand or paint bucket), antialiasing and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.getpaint.net/

Artweaver 4.5.4 increases maximum grid size and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 6.6.7 adds OneDrive settings storage and fixes a crash bug. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

IrfanView 4.38 adds image tiling, improved command line options, adds drag & drop and several other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 9.0.2021 is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Wireshark 1.10.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Wireless Network Watcher 1.71 adds always-on-top behavior. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4716 is a security update.
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.625 Beta corrects several non-security bugs and updates libraries. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9 9.1.5.6 adds support for new DVDs, bug fixes, improvements to crop & trim, and adds watermark support. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

MakeMKV 1.8.11 adds support for newer media, improved error correction, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?makemkv

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TeamViewer 9.0.29947 provides several non-security bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

FolderChangesView 1.64 adds always-on-top support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.12 fixes a command compatibility bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

USBDeview 2.35 adds the ability to reload an individual USB hub. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiChannelMonitor 1.01 improves bit-detection and stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

WifiInfoView 1.61 adds secondary column sorting. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

CCleaner 4.15.4725 adds Chrome x64 support, improves performance and memory usage, improves wipe algorithm, bug fixes and other application support. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Agent Ransack 2014.822 improves search behavior and fixes 64-bit installer. This is not a security update.
http://mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download

Bitcoin 0.9.2.1 is a security update. All Bitcoin clients should be updated.
http://bitcoin.org/en/download

RoboForm 7.9.8 adds two-factor authentication, fixes bugs in sync and autoupdate. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.8.9 improves scheduling, installation, limited user support, and other bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.2.0.214 is a stability fix. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

LogMeIn Mac 4.1.4405 improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

SQLite Database Browser 3.2.0 adds project notation support, many bug fixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://sqlitebrowser.org/

Redemption 5.7.0.3868 adds several new features and a few dozen bug fixes primarily relating to import/export. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VMware Player 6.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

Dada Mail 7.0.5 improves installer behavior, bounce handling, UTF-8 encoding support and several bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

phpMyAdmin 4.2.5 and 4.1.14.1 are security updates.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

SMF 2.0.8 is a performance and bug fix release. This is not a security update.
http://download.simplemachines.org/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.30 corrects several bugs, improves defaults and installation process. This is not a security update.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

Anti-Splog 2.1.2 fixes a bug relating to super-admin spamming. This is not a security update.

BuddyStream 3.2.6 updates API. This is not a security update.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode 4.3.2 corrects a bug in image upload. This is not a security update.

Register IP – Multisite 1.6.1 cleanup, fixes typo. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.5 fixes Vimeo compatibility. This is not a security update.

Theme My Login 6.3.10 is a security update.

WooCommerce 2.1.12 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 2.0 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.4.2 corrects a date/time bug in Bauhaus. This is not a security update.

Zemanta 1.2.5 adds SSL compatibility, and consolidates plugin configuration. This is not a security update.
That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

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

Updates 2012-12-11

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 7 updates today to address security issues in Windows, Word, Windows Server and Internet Explorer. A reboot is required. Be aware that an important Root Certificates update is available under Optional updates, but be sure to Hide the update for Bing Desktop so you can avoid that crapware.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updated for OS X, iWork, Remote Desktop, RAW, iCloud Control Panel, AppleTV and iTunes. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions.

The iTunes interface is changed significantly after the update, but you can restore some of the look by following the instructions here:
http://osxdaily.com/2012/11/29/5-tips-make-itunes-look-normal/

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.135 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Important Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Driver Updates

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

Bullzip PDF Printer 9.3.0.1516 adds user interface languages, PDF level 1.7 compatibility, new macros, and Shell execute mode support for RunOnSuccess, RunOnError, and AfterPrintProgram.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 17.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 23.0.1271.97 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.11 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.14.1 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.

OutlookAttachView 2.41 adds a message direction filter. 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 6.0.0.126 is a stability update. Among other things, this fixes the internal update checker – so if you’re having problems updating with Help, Check for Updates, download the file directly from the link below, close Skype completely and install the update. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

BrowsingHistoryView 1.15 adds support for IE10. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.6.0.7670 provides various cosmetic changes, corrects tags disappearing and other bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.6.0.2 corrects an extremely annoying FTP over TLS stalling bug. Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is not a security update.

Nmap 6.25 vastly increases fingerprints and signatures, adds several features and corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.2.3 Build 28705 corrects several crash/hang bugs, improves auto-update, and other bugfixes. Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

WinSCP 5.1.2 corrects several stability bugs. This should be treated as a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 6.4.3 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 3.9.1 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win8 Codec Package 1.3.3 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.9.1 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package, Win8 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.0.3661 adds Extended UDF support, command-line extensions, additional column displays, and an improved burning library that should resolve many stability issues. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.1.3.2637 improves speed and performance, adds broadcasting to twitch.tv, third-party game support within library, and various bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.4.4 and 1.4.5 provides over 120 bugfixes, including a security issue. This is a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.2.2 corrects a PHP styling bug, adds relative path support, and selected line count. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.2.2.html

Adobe Illustrator 16.0.3 is a stability update. Use Help, Updates to get the most current version.

Photoshop 13.0.2 update for CS6 adds HiDPI display support. Use Help, Updates to get the most current version.

DPS Desktop Tools for InDesign CS6 updates Folio Overlays, Folio builder, Digital Publishing Plug-in, Content Viewer and DPS App Builder. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Blender 2.65 corrects over 200 bugs, adds fire simulation, smoke improvements, and other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

Kindle for PC 1.10.5 Build 40382 does not provide a changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

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

Wireshark 1.8.4 corrects several bugs and updated more than 20 protocols. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.40 adds the ability to capture video title from the source website. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.2.2.4 adds support for newer protections and reliability improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

SUPER November 20, 2012 adds Windows 8 support, new encoding engine and corrects a ‘very critical bug’. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.5 corrects issues with Opera, Firefox and IE+Chrome Frame, fixes for crash bugs, improves display and internationalization support. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.3.8.5 improves Google Drive, SkyDrive, and SFTP support, and corrects several other bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Recuva 1.44.778 improves large file support, stability, and other minor improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

CCleaner 3.25.1872 adds additional application support, improved Firefox plugin security, GUI improvements and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Speccy 1.19.411 adds detection for Antivirus, VM, newer hardware, Windows 8, network shares, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

RapidEE 7.0 build 825 corrects a minor path bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

Hamachi 2.1.0.294 corrects several reliability bugs and improves password security. This is a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

IPXWrapper 0.4.0 corrects a number of bugs, and improves emulation features. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.solemnwarning.net/ipxwrapper/

AdExplorer 1.44 fixes a bug that caused AdExplorer to crash when it encountered corrupted extended rights schemas. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Contig 1.7 has more detailed fragmentation analysis reporting, fixes a bug that enables creation of contiguous files larger than 8GB, and adds support for setting the valid data length on files to avoid zero-fill overhead. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Coreinfo 3.2 now reports the presence of many additional features, including SMAP, RDSEED, BMI1, ADX, HLE, RTM, and INVPCID. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

DebugView 4.81 fixes a bug that could cause it on some executions to fail to capture debug output and enter a CPU-bound loop. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

ProcDump 5.11 fixes a bug introduced in version 5.1 that prevented it from working on 32-bit Windows XP. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

ZoomIt 4.41 improvex zooming quality, and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

USBDeview 2.20 improves Windows 8 support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.46 fixed /wakeup to accept MAC address. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

UpdateChecker 1.040 adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. This is not a security udate.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_update_checker/

Web Package Updates

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

WordPress 3.5 is a major update, updating included libraries, vast improvements in image handling and media management, plugin and theme installation, nearly 1000 bugfixes and more. This is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

MailEnable 6.72 corrects several bugs, improves indexing performance, and localization. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Movable Type 5.2.2 corrects over 70 bugs, and improves MTA. This is not a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

phpMyAdmin 3.5.4 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Skipfish 2.10b improves parsing to address additional potential fingerprints, and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/skipfish/

ColdFusion 10.2 for Windows is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-25.html

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

Regards,

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