Security researchers at Trend Micro announced today that they have discovered two new critical vulnerabilities in the Windows version of QuickTime. The discoverers of these new bugs say that for the moment there is no danger of anyone attempts to exploit the vulnerabilities, but to inform Apple have realized that Cupertino will stop offering support for Windows version of QuickTime, so they will remain unresolved.
After learning of the discovery of Trend Micro and Apple’s plans, the team Computer Emergency Readiness Team of the Government of the United States recommends all users of Windows uninstall QuickTime. It is understandable, because although it appears unlikely that anyone can exploit vulnerabilities today, have been published will make some malicious users try, so it is best not to leave that door open.
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
This is because Apple QuickTime developer, has decided to stop supporting this player on Windows systems. This causes updates are not developed, no errors are corrected or the possible gaps are protected. “This leaves the QuickTime software more vulnerable and exposed to the dangers of cybersecurity as viruses, malicious attacks or data loss,” she says in its report the American institution.
At the same time when it leaked that Apple stopped supporting Windows, specialized web Trend Micro reported that it had found two new critical vulnerabilities.
So you know: if you use Windows, it is best not to use QuickTime. Adobe came to recommending uninstall Flash Player for something, and it is not worth endangering our teams for just one application.