Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player update v. 18.104.22.1687 to fix at least 19 security flaws in the program, including one 0-Day bug that is already being actively exploited in attacks. The new Flash Player update is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users.
The new Adobe Flash update v. 22.214.171.1247 includes a fix for a 0-Day vulnerability (CVE-2015-8651), which according to Adobe is being actively used in “limited, targeted attacks.”
Apple releases Mac OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan update soon after announcing the release of the iOS 9.1 software update. OS X 10.11.1 is the first point release of the OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system.
Apple OS X 10.11 El Capitan computer operating system for Mac was released worldwide on September 30, 2015. During that same time, Apple was already developing OS X 10.11 update. Apple released four beta releases for both Public Beta testers and Apple Developers enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program could test before releasing the final build on October 21, 2015.
Apple has released the most anticipated iOS 9.1 mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. You will not see much new features as iOS 9.1 is more of a bug fix update for the iOS 9 mobile operating system.
Microsoft has released three new patches for its flagship Windows 10 operating system. Most Windows 10 installations may already have the updates installed. As Microsoft has changed the way Windows 10 installs updates so most users may not be even aware about them. But that is not why these new updates are in the news. The real issue is Microsoft did not show much information about the updates. May be not a big deal for users who do not check the details before updating. System administrators and users who like to know what updates are getting into their computer systems are not happy with this new approach of Microsoft.
Any platform that becomes popular also becomes the most targeted one. Be it the popular Windows platform or the popular smartphone platform Android. There have been many reports in the past of malicious Android apps targeting unsuspecting users. The smartphone industry has grown exponentially but the amount of awareness about security is very low. Even the official Google Play store was not safe and that is the reason Google started scanning apps. With millions of apps available for install it is very tempting to install new apps without giving any second thought to it. Installing new apps mindlessly not only puts your security at risk it can also slow down your phone. Often times the apps that you uninstall from the device it keeps behind many junk files and other useless data, thus impacting your device’s performance. IObit has come up with a solution to all these problems by releasing AMC Security (aka Advanced Mobile Care).
Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nokia X too. In the first week December, Lamantine Software released a major update of the password manager. Sticky Password 8 features many new and improved functions.
Sticky Password is not a new name for My Technology Guide’s regular readers. We have been testing out all the major versions of the password manager since Sticky Password 6, and later Sticky Password 7. Now that the latest version is available, we couldn’t wait to test it and share our review of Sticky Password Premium. We took the Windows version of Sticky Password Premium for our test. We used Android and iOS version to check the sync functions. Our experience with the Mac OS version will be updated on this page soon.
Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8.
As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update to the latest iOS version.
Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update.
Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as “teases”. The alleged hacker(s) also asked for Bitcoins if anyone wants to get the full data.
Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS update released, since the launch of the App Stores. With literally hundreds of new features, that includes new Messages, Photos features, new QuickType keyboard that supports more languages, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more, iOS 8 is really the biggest update ever released. Apple has also fixed a lot of bugs and fixed security issues.