On December 23, 2015 we updated two important pieces of software on student computers.
Mozilla Firefox was updated from version 40 to version 43.0.2. The new version is a 64-bit version which will make it harder for malicious websites to exploit browser vulnerabilities. Also the 64-bit version should bring better performance. The update from 40 to 43 will also address compatibility issues with systems that we use such as Canvas, iRead, and Achieve3000. Also Mozilla has a new feature called “strict tracking protection.” It is enabled by default.
Adobe Flash was updated from version 18 to version 20. The main areas addressed with this version jump are graphical glitches and security fixes.
Both updates were pushed out via our Windows device manager. All students are recommend to restart their computer to ensure they receive these critical updates.
Google Chrome auto-updates on a weekly basis, available in the Software Catalog>Web Browser. We encourage our students to use both. This topic was discussed in a past new post on this site.