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Java Runtime Environment Version 8.0 Update 131

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Oracle has released “Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 Update 131” also known as ‘Java Runtime Environment Version 8.0 Update 131’. This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. First of all download and run either jre-8u131-windows-i586.exe for Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / XP 32-bit or jre-8u131-windows-x64.exe for Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / XP 64-bit. If … Read More

Adobe Flash Player 26.0.0131

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Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player to address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions: Critical vulnerabilities exist in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.  Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to … Read More

Apple iTunes

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Apple released iTunes, for both Windows x86 as well as Windows x64. iTunes is now a full 64-bit application on 64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista. This update also includes bug fixes and improves performance when syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. iTunes 12.0’s new features: You’ll now see a line of icons for … Read More

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 17.009.20044

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Adobe has released Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 17.009.20044 to address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions: Users of Adobe Reader DC 15.023.20053 should update to version 17.009.20044. Users of Adobe Acrobat DC 15.023.20053 should update to version 17.009.20044. The 17.009.20044 update comes as a Windows … Read More

Systems Management User Error Causes Massive Amazon Outage

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Over a hundred thousand websites were out of commission for about four hours this week due to an Amazon outage. Quora, IFTTT, Autodesk, and Nest were just a few of the higher profile sites affected. Ironically, the popular availability checking service was also affected. It’s frustrating for many (to say the least) and it no doubt had a significant, negative … Read More

What About ITNinja?

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One question that has come up often is, “What does this mean for ITNinja?”. Honestly, I can not speak for the future of the site as I am no longer affiliated with it. The only real overlap between AppDetails and ITNinja is that of the software tip library, which was something I conceived long ago and wanted to continue to maintain apart from ITNinja. I … Read More

HEAT Software Acquisition of LANDESK

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When I saw LANDESK and HEAT were “joining forces” I frankly assumed it was some kind of partnership or possibly an acquisition of HEAT by LANDESK. I was surprised to see it was really the other way around. LANDESK had been making acquisitions of its own recently, pulling in AppSense and Xtraction. They have also been working to better establish themselves down-market, working to win … Read More

App-V Now Included in Windows 10

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With Windows 10, version 1607 and later releases, Application Virtualization (App-V) is included with Windows 10 for Enterprise (and Windows 10 for Education). The App-V client is installed on user devices automatically and no longer has to be deployed separately. Performing an in-place upgrade to Windows 10, version 1607, on user devices automatically installs the client. Its application sequencer is … Read More