Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

In case you guys missed this, the Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team says Windows users should uninstall Apple's QuickTime if you have it installed. Apple has already said that it is ending support for QuickTime on Windows and, as further incentive, two new vulnerabilities have been found as well.

Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets. The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.