Patch Tuesday June 2016

Patch TuesdayPatch Tuesday June 2016: lots of Flashy updates this month for your small business.

Adobe Flash

Just uninstall Adobe Flash if you don’t need it. To find out if you need it, uninstall it. See what web sites you use are now broken.

There is one update for Flash today. But wait, there’s more.

There is a critical flaw even in the newest version that is being exploited by hackers. Adobe expects to release yet another patch on June 16th.

Adobe also released a security patch for Creative Cloud Desktop, both Mac and Windows version.

Android Agony

Google continues to release security updates for Android and the manufacturers and the telcos still can’t be bothered to push the patches out to people’s devices. Given that there are lots of Android hacks out there, this is borderline criminal. There’s even ransomware for Android based smart TVs now.

Samsung did release an update for the Galaxy 5 with promises that updates for Galaxy 6 are close behind.

Office and other Microsoft patches

Microsoft released updates for all version of Office (yes, this mean Mac versions too) today.

And five critical patches for Windows, Internet Explorer and the new Edge browser that comes with Windows 10.

Your Windows computer will restart at least once with this bundle of update joy.


The WordPress core remains at version 4.5.2. But lots of updates for popular plugins.

Plugins recently updated:

  • Akismet spam filter
  • Jetpack
  • WooCommerce
  • Yoast SEO
  • Backup Buddy
  • Yoast SEO
  • Quiz and Survey Master.

Be sure to log in to your WordPress site and check for updates at least once a month.

Apple bites

Apple announced iOS 10 at it’s annual developer conference on the 13th. Lots of groovy features but not all iThingys are supported. Notably iPhone 4 will not be eligible for the upgrade.

Rumour is the iOS 10 will be available in the fall.

More iOS 10 and other announcements from the conference here.