Memo From UBC Psychiatry IT: Recent Security Updates for Mac and Windows Computers

 

Both Apple and Microsoft have built in systems that prompt you to install functional and security updates for the operating system and some of their other apps.  Neither operating system will update apps/software from other companies.

Apple does not have an official policy about how many versions of their operating system they supply security updates for, but they generally support the three most recent versions.  The most recent versions are currently Big Sur, Catalina and Mojave.  It is not safe and is against UBC policy to use an older version of macOS, like High Sierra, Sierra or El Capitan.  If you can not upgrade to one of the three most recent versions, you will need to replace your computer with a newer model.

Microsoft publishes their support lifecycle, which includes Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  Us Windows Update to install them.  It is not safe and is against UBC policy to use an older version of Windows, like Windows XP, 7 or 8.0

If you are not supported by Psychiatry IT, it is up to you to keep apps/software from other companies up to date.  Of particular importance are web browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox, which have “critical” rated security updates many times per year.  The default settings for Chrome will cause it to update on its own, provided you quit and restart it regularly.  You can check for updates in both Chrome and Firefox, through their Help/About menus.

Below are a few of the most common security updates, from the past few weeks, that you may need to install to keep your computer secure.  You can often download updates using the apps help menu.  Please contact psychiatry.it@ubc.ca, if you would like an updated list, at any point.

Release Date Patch Description Platform Vendor
Mar 24, 2021 Update for Microsoft Teams 1.4.00.7174 Windows Microsoft
Mar 24, 2021 Opera Stable (75.0.3969.93) Windows Opera
Mar 24, 2021 Mozilla Thunderbird (78.9.0) Windows Mozilla
Mar 24, 2021 Evernote 10 (10.10.5) Windows Evernote Corporation
Mar 24, 2021 Cisco Webex Meetings (41.3.5.8) Windows Cisco Systems, Inc.
Mar 24, 2021 Box Tools (4.14.0.877) Windows Box Inc
Mar 24, 2021 Zoom for MAC 5.6.0.536 Mac Zoom
Mar 24, 2021 Mozilla Firefox For Mac (87.0) Mac Mozilla
Mar 23, 2021 Zoom (5.6.0.589) Windows Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
Mar 23, 2021 Tableau Public (x64) (2020.4.3) Windows Tableau Software
Mar 23, 2021 Tableau Desktop Windows Tableau Software
Mar 23, 2021 Mozilla Firefox ESR (78.9.0) Windows Mozilla
Mar 23, 2021 Mozilla Firefox (87.0) Windows Mozilla
Mar 23, 2021 Foxit PhantomPDF Windows Foxit Software Inc.
Mar 22, 2021 Foxit Reader (10.1.3.37598) Windows Foxit Software Inc.
Mar 22, 2021 Zoom Outlook Plugin (5.6.0.42) Windows Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
Mar 22, 2021 Zoom Notes Plugin (5.6.0.44) Windows Zoom
Mar 22, 2021 Poll Everywhere (3.0.2) Windows Poll Everywhere
Mar 22, 2021 Notepad++ (7.9.5) Windows Notepad
Mar 21, 2021 WeMeet (TencentMeeting) (2.8.8.403) Windows Tencent
Mar 21, 2021 PeaZip (7.8.0) Windows PeaZip
Mar 21, 2021 2021-03 Update for Windows 8.1 Windows Microsoft
Mar 20, 2021 Update for Microsoft 365 Apps Windows Microsoft
Mar 18, 2021 Microsoft Edge for chromium business (89.0.774.57) Windows Microsoft Corporation
Mar 18, 2021 2021-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Windows Microsoft
Mar 18, 2021 Microsoft AutoUpdate For Mac (4.32) Mac Apple
Mar 18, 2021 Amazon WorkSpaces for MAC 3.1.4.1751 Mac Amazon
Mar 18, 2021 Microsoft OneNote for Mac 2019 Update 16.47.0 Mac Apple
Mar 18, 2021 Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2019 Update 16.47.0 Mac Apple
Mar 18, 2021 Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2019 Update 16.47.0 Mac Apple
Mar 17, 2021 Slack (4.14.0.0) Windows Slack Technologies
Mar 17, 2021 Paralells Client (18.0.22490) Windows Parallels International GmbH
Mar 17, 2021 LogMeIn Client (1.3.5214) Windows LogMeIn, Inc.
Mar 17, 2021 LogMeIn (4.1.14344) Windows LogMeIn, Inc.
Mar 17, 2021 Dropbox (118.4.460) Windows Dropbox
Mar 17, 2021 Cyberduck (7.8.3.34411) Windows Cyberduck
Mar 17, 2021 OptiPlex 3080 (1.3.8) Windows Dell
Mar 17, 2021 Microsoft Excel for Mac 2019 Update 16.47.0 Mac Apple
Mar 17, 2021 Microsoft Word for Mac 2019 Update 16.47.0 Mac Apple
Mar 16, 2021 WebEx Recorder and Player (41.3.4.5) Windows Cisco Systems, Inc.
Mar 16, 2021 Microsoft One drive (21.030.0211.0002) Windows Microsoft Corporation
Mar 16, 2021 Amazon WorkSpaces (3.1.4.1996) Windows Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Mar 16, 2021 Google Chrome For Mac 89.0.4389.90 Mac Apple
Mar 15, 2021 Microsoft Visual Studio Code (1.54.3) Windows Microsoft Corporation
Mar 15, 2021 FileZilla Client (3.53.0) Windows Tim Kosse
Mar 13, 2021 Latitude 5300 (1.13.1) Windows Dell
Mar 13, 2021 Latitude 5300 2-in-1 (1.13.1) Windows Dell
Mar 12, 2021 Google Chrome (89.0.4389.90) Windows Google
Mar 12, 2021 Adobe Connect  (2021.3.4) Windows Adobe
Mar 12, 2021 LibreOffice for Mac (7.0.5) Mac LibreOffice
Mar 12, 2021 Microsoft Edge for MAC 89.0.774.50 Mac Microsoft Corporation
Mar 12, 2021 Opera For Mac 74.0.3911.218 Mac Opera
Mar 11, 2021 WebEx Teams (41.3.0.18191) Windows Cisco Systems, Inc.
Mar 11, 2021 LibreOffice (7.0.5) Windows LibreOffice
Mar 10, 2021 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (21.001.20145) Windows Adobe
Mar 10, 2021 Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 MUI (Classic Track) (17.011.30194) Windows Adobe
Mar 10, 2021 Adobe Acrobat DC Pro and Standard (Continuous Track) update – All languages (21.001.20145) Windows Adobe
Mar 10, 2021 Adobe Acrobat 2017 Pro and Standard (Acrobat 2017 Track) update – All languages (17.011.30194) Windows Adobe
Mar 10, 2021 Inspiron 14 7460 (1.14.1) Windows Dell
Mar 10, 2021 Inspiron 15 7560 (1.14.1) Windows Dell
Mar 10, 2021 Vostro 14 5468 (1.14.1) Windows Dell
Mar 10, 2021 Vostro 15 5568 (1.14.1) Windows Dell
Mar 10, 2021 BlueJeans for MAC 2.27.0.256 Mac BlueJeans
Mar 10, 2021 GoodSync for Mac (11.5.6.6) Mac Siber Systems
Mar 10, 2021 Abstract for MAC 97.1.0 Mac Abstract
Mar 10, 2021 Calibre For Mac (5.13.0) Mac Kovid Goyal
Mar 10, 2021 Sketch for MAC 70.6 Mac Sketch
Mar 9, 2021 Wise Disk Cleaner (10.4.3) Windows WiseCleaner.com, Inc.
Mar 9, 2021 Synology Drive Client (2.0.4.11112) Windows Synology
Mar 9, 2021 BlueJeans (x64) (All user) (2.27.198.0) Windows Blue Jeans
Mar 9, 2021 Update for Microsoft 365 Apps Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 2021-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Visio 2010 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Office 2013 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Visio 2013 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Office 2016 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2016 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Windows Microsoft
Mar 9, 2021 Mozilla Thunderbird For Mac (78.8.1) Mac Mozilla
Mar 9, 2021 Apple Safari for MAC 14.0.3 (Mojave) Mac Apple
Mar 9, 2021 Apple Safari for MAC 14.0.3 (Catalina) Mac Apple
Mar 9, 2021 MacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 – Software Update Mac Apple
Mar 8, 2021 Zotero Standalone (x86 en-US) (5.0.96) Windows Zotero
Mar 8, 2021 Google Drive File Stream (46.0.3.0) Windows Google
Mar 8, 2021 Amazon EC2Launch (2.0.285) Windows Amazon Web Services
Mar 8, 2021 Inspiron 7459 (1.15.1) Windows Dell
Mar 8, 2021 Skype For Mac (8.69.0.88) Mac Apple
Mar 7, 2021 Lenovo System Update (5.07.0118) Windows  Lenovo
Mar 7, 2021 Inspiron 3471 (1.5.0) Windows Dell
Mar 7, 2021 Inspiron 3671 (1.5.0) Windows Dell
Mar 7, 2021 Latitude 3480 (1.15.1) Windows Dell
Mar 7, 2021 Latitude 3580 (1.15.1) Windows Dell
Mar 7, 2021 Vostro 3471 (1.5.0) Windows Dell
Mar 7, 2021 Vostro 3671 (1.5.0) Windows Dell
Mar 4, 2021 Latitude 13 3379 2-in-1 (1.0.29) Windows Dell
Mar 3, 2021 Zoom Plugin for Vmware Horizon Client (5.5.12716.0227) Windows Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
Mar 3, 2021 Zoom Plugin for Citrix Receiver (5.5.12716.0227) Windows Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
Mar 3, 2021 Zoom Client for VDI (5.5.12716.0227) Windows Zoom Video Communications, Inc.