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Oct 252013
 

ie9logoIf your using Windows 8.1 it’s time to run Windows Update.
Update improves the reliability of Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
Details:
Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2901549)
Download size: 23.3 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important

Oct 152013
 

virtualboxVirtualBox 4.3.0 is out.
See both the Changelog and Press Release for what’s new. With all these new features I’m going to skip this release and wait for the bugfix release.
VirtualBox 4.3 introduces a virtual multi-touch user interface, supports additional devices and platforms, and provides enhanced networking capabilities
Press Release
Changelog
Download Page
All VirtualBox 4.3.0 downloads
VirtualBox 4.3.0 for Windows hosts
VirtualBox 4.3.0 for Linux
VirtualBox 4.3.0 Extension Pack
VBoxGuestAdditions_4.3.0.iso

Oct 152013
 

javaJava has been updated version 7u45 (1.7.0_45). Security update, listed Critical.
Release Notes

Downloads:
Jave 7 Runtime (this is most people will use).
Java 7 JDK

Java has proved to be horribly insecure. I have removed it from all my computers and no longer use programs that require it.
See:
Java Security at Wikipedia
Ed Bott – A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates
Google “java security” for more.

Oct 082013
 

adobereaderAPSB13-25 Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.04) for Windows. These updates address a regression that occurred in version 11.0.04 affecting Javascript security controls. Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.1.8) and earlier versions for Windows are not affected, and all versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Macintosh are also not affected by this vulnerability.

Download:
Patch only
Download Adobe Reader or update from within the program (Help > Check for updates).

Jul 232013
 

office2k7Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 is out. It is available via Windows Update as well as downloadable.

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2010…contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates.

Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 32-Bit Edition
Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 64-Bit Edition

Updates are also available for the Visio and PowerPoint viewers via Windows Update.

Jun 112013
 

flashDownload Adobe Flash
Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.203 and earlier versions for Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.285 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.58 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.54 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.