59916: Acronis True Image: fix for the automatic update feature

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Operating Systems:

Applies to:

Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation build 6206 and earlier (Windows).

Acronis True Image 2017 Standard build 8053 and earlier (Windows).

Acronis True Image 2016 build 6589 and earlier (Windows).

Description

If you are downloading the latest update using a public Internet connection, such as in airports or Internet cafés, potential cybercriminals could intercept the connection to Acronis servers and compromize the automatic update feature.

The issue has been reported and documented in the CERT.ORG database: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/489392. Register No: VU#489392.

Downloading and installing updates from Acronis account page https://account.acronis.com/ is not affected by the issue.

Solution

Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation: update to the build 6209 or newer.

Acronis True Image 2017 Standard: update to the build 8058 or newer.

Acronis True Image 2016: update to the build 6595 or newer.

Install the update using either of these methods:

1) use the automatic update feature at home or at work, but not on a public Internet connection

or

2) download and install the latest update from your Acronis account https://account.acronis.com/. This can be done from anywhere, including public Internet spots. Click here for more information.

After you have installed the new build, the automatic update feature is completely protected from potential cyberthreats in public Internet spots.

Note for Windows XP users: if Windows updates are not installing automatically on your computer, please install the following updates from the Windows Update website:

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