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Critical Vulnerabilities Affecting QuickTime for Windows

Two zero-day vulnerabilities showed up recently that could spell trouble for Apple users who use QuickTime for Windows. 

The ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 vulnerabilities allow an attacker to run malware or malicious code remotely. It gains access to a computer when a user is tricked into visiting a malicious webpage or opens a malicious file.

This vulnerability is critical because Apple is no longer providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows. Since these vulnerabilities are never going to be patched, the best line of defense is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows immediately.

Since the primary mode of entry for these vulnerabilities is through phishing, users are advised to be cautious before clicking on a suspicious link or opening emails from unknown sources. It is best to keep all your software and operating systems up-to-date and keep your devices safe with a reliable security suite like Norton Security

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Kudos0

Why not get rid or windows and go to google chrome?  It has more to offer and better security Correct ????

Kudos0

Yes I think you are correct

Kudos0

Why not get rid or windows and go to google chrome?

You are confused about the issue. QuickTime was Apple's media player across both Macs and Windows machines. It's not an operating system (such as Windows) nor a web browser (such as Chrome). A better solution for Windows machines is VLC for Windows, a free and open source media player to replace QuickTime.

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