Patch Tuesday February 2016

Patch Tuesday February 2016Patch Tuesday February 2016: time to give your computers lots of security love.

WordPress Woo

The latest version of WordPress, version 4.4.2, was recently released with several critical security updates. Accordingly there are updates for lots of popular plugins to match.

Go to the your WordPress Dashboard and run your updates. Use BackupBuddy or VaultPress to backup your site before and after the updates.

If you don’t know how to do this, please contact me or your web designer for assistance. You don’t want your company web site spewing malware to potential clients.

Flash in the Pan

What a surprise! There’s a hot Flash update available to fix security problems again with Adobe Flash. Go to and click on Flash player for the update.

On the bright side Google announced that it will soon no longer allow Flash ads dousing a hot sore of malware.

Java Jive

Oracle released not one but two doses of security caffeine for Java in the last few weeks.

Go to to update your Java. When it asks, say yes to uninstall old versions of Java from your computer.

Windows Woo

Tons of security updates from Microsoft for all current versions of Windows and Office produces. And even the Edge Browser.

The latest updates are causing some stability problems while updating Windows 10. The start button is non responsive. Use Ctrl-Alt-Delete key combination to update and restart the computer properly.

More on the Microsoft patches here.

Apple bites

Apple released security updates for El Capitan, Mavericks, Yosemite, iOS affecting iPhones and iPods, and even a security update for Apple TV.

Apple software updates are your new love this month.

Details here.

Show your digital devices some security love this week and patch away!