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Apple QuickTime For Windows: Uninstall It ASAP, Security Firm Warns

Apple drops support for the app, Trend Micro reveals new critical vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows.

Trend Micro yesterday issued a rare warning calling for users of Apple's QuickTime for Windows to uninstall the application as soon as possible because Apple will no longer update the application -- and researchers have discovered two brand-new critical vulnerabilities in the product.

In a blog post, Trend Micro said: "our Zero Day Initiative has just released two advisories ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 detailing two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows. These advisories are being released in accordance with the Zero Day Initiative’s Disclosure Policy for when a vendor does not issue a security patch for a disclosed vulnerability. And because Apple is no longer providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows, these vulnerabilities are never going to be patched."

According to Trend Micro, Apple recommends uninstalling QuickTime for Windows.

US-CERT also issued an alert about Trend Micro's warning.

Read Trend Micro's blog here.

Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

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Keeping customers safe, Apple will no longer patch Quick Time for Windows
Guess all of that Tim Scully talk about needing to keep people safe around the world doesn't extend to those that don't directly pay them.
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