Release Notes

Version 4.5 -- Windows | Mac

Bugs Fixed:

  • A vulnerability in the K9 installer executable has been fixed. A remote attacker who is able to download a malicious DLL file on a user’s client could use this vulnerability to load and execute malicious code on the user’s client machine. The vulnerability can only be exploited at the time K9 is installed using a vulnerable version of the K9 installer. Blue Coat thanks Himanshu Mehta for reporting the vulnerability.
  • Fixed Mac OS X Kernel panic and memory leak

Version 4.4

New Features:

  • Windows 8 Metro App filtering support
  • Implemented experimental Advanced YouTube Filtering More info...
  • Added additional configuration options:
    • Disable HTTPS block notifications
    • Disable Google SSL redirection
    • Separate Option for YouTube Safety Mode
  • Improved HTTPS filtering
  • Compatibility with more Antivirus and Firewall vendors

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed playback issue with YouTube videos
  • Fewer HTTPS black popup notifications
  • Mac OS X Kernel panic fixes
  • Windows blue screen errors fixes

Version 4.3

New Features:

Bugs Fixed:

  • Improved safe search enforcement on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask
  • Better bypass detection
  • Improved rating lookup speed
  • Windows blue screen errors fixes

Version 4.2

New Features:

  • Speed improvements (especially on popular sites like cnn.com, facebook.com, etc.)
  • YouTube safety mode enforced with all other Safe Searches
  • Combined installer for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
  • 64-bit driver for Mac OSX
  • Better notifications for HTTPS blocks (doesn’t pop up new browser window)
  • Improved handling of hotel and airport wireless network redirects

Bugs Fixed:

  • Compatibility with certain firewalls and AV scanners (specifically AVG, BitDefender and Avast)
  • Fixes for Windows blue screen errors
  • Fixes for "K9 Not Responding"
  • Reduce barks on blocked background requests
  • Corruption on HTTP and FTP uploads
  • Mac OSX install issues
  • Fixes for network transfers (Windows file shares, iTunes home sharing, etc.)

Version 4.1

New Features:

  • 64-bit support for Windows Vista and Windows 7

Version 4.0

 New Features:

  • Support for Mac OSX
  • Expanded Safe Search support: A9, Altavista, MSN/Live, Google, Yahoo, ASK
  • Block Unsafe Search configuration option
  • HTTPS filtering

Bugs Fixed:

  • Upgrade issue when upgrading from 3.0
  • Incorrect password prompting on upgrade page
  •  Various stability and compatibility issues