Urgent – Uninstall Quicktime
Many of our customers have QuickTime installed on their computers, and it is now considered a security risk. On 4/14/16 the US-CERT recommended the removal of QuickTime from all Windows workstations. Apple announced that they are no longer supporting QuickTime in any way, which means they will not be releasing any new security updates either.
In addition to this news, the Zero Day Initiative released a pair of advisories, outlining two new critical vulnerabilities that put QuickTime for Windows at risk. Now that Apple is no longer supporting the software it is just a matter of time before someone takes advantage. Don’t let it be your business that suffers from an attack. Uninstall QuickTime today, or contact us to take care of it for you.
The advisory from the US-CERT states: “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.”
We should point out that the same warning applies to any software that is no longer supported by the Manufacturer, including operating systems like Windows XP and Server 2003. If you still have workstations or servers running these older operating systems, you should be making plans to upgrade as soon as possible.