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Apple iTunes & QuickTime Named 'Most Exposed' To Threats In US
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Altonius
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Altonius,
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10/30/2015 | 5:50:37 PM
QuickTime only available for Windows Vista and 7
I've been looking at the Secunia report, and it looks like part of the problem is that Apple state that QuickTime is only for Windows Vista and 7. Those with Windows 8 and above are having problems auto-updating to Quicktime 7.7.8. I've written a blog post on this.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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10/30/2015 | 10:32:24 AM
Mac is not a target?
I started doubting this premise, Mac is actually quite common among teens and if there is an easier way to attack it they would do that, it is most likely not that easy to break through Mac systems as they could the Win systems. Remember Mac is driven from Linux/UNIX.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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10/30/2015 | 10:31:28 AM
Re: Very Misleading Headline
But as I mentioned in the other post, least updated does not mean most vulnerable. That is true especially for Apple.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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10/30/2015 | 10:27:17 AM
Re: Very Misleading Headline
Agree. I did not even understand what "exposed" mean in the first place, but article clarifies it.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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10/30/2015 | 10:24:37 AM
Re: How could that be....
They are most likely not that much vulnerable , otherwise Apple would not be taking a risk of compromised.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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10/30/2015 | 10:20:11 AM
"most exposed?"
I am not sure how they are measuring this, no updates does not mean lost of vulnerability.
Uncle Dave
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Uncle Dave,
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10/29/2015 | 12:26:58 PM
Very Misleading Headline
The headline implies that the iTunes and QuickTime applications are the most vulnerable to exploitation.  Based on the actual content of the article this is not the case.  Rather, they appear to be the app's most likely to go unpatched by users.  There is also no mention in the article as far as OS; in fact I'd speculate that most of the computers and tablets checked weren't running an Apple OS at all.

A better headline might be, "iTunes, QuickTime Named Least Updated Apps."  But then again, that doesn't grab ones attention to a "ho-hum" article.  Face it, Americans are lazy and expect things to just happen and keep themselves current.

What, me worry?
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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10/28/2015 | 12:51:28 PM
How could that be....
With the amount of times I get bombarded to update iTunes how could anyone possibly ignore that constant harrassment? All kidding aside, are the feature updates rolled out on the same cycle as the appsec updates?


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