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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 15-Apr-16 08:28:27
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Urgent Call to Action Uninstall QuickTime for Windows Today


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Urgent Call to Action: Uninstall QuickTime for Windows Today

We’re putting the word out that everyone should follow Apple’s guidance and uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible.

This is for two reasons.

First, Apple is deprecating QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it. Note that this does not apply to QuickTime on Mac OSX.

Second, 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.
Standard User bobble_bob
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Apr-16 10:08:26
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Didnt know people still used Quicktime. Uninstalled years ago
Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 15-Apr-16 19:19:29
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Welcome to 1998 smile


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 15-Apr-16 19:29:41
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So you're saying Macs are stuck in the 90's?
Standard User dsergeant
(member) Sat 16-Apr-16 06:56:50
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Some of us use Quick Time Alternative, probably not affected by this vulnerability but I can find nothing to confirm that. Quick Time Alternative has not been developed for some years. There are still loads of .MOV movies out there on the internet and people will want to play them regardless of what this advisory says.
Trying a couple of sample sites I find they play correctly with Quick Time Alternative with the Quick Time plugin, but the VLC plugin doesn't seem to support them.
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sun 17-Apr-16 02:28:25
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The K-Lite CODEC pack or similar will allow you to play MOV and just about every other media filetype via Media Player.

Got a function?
We've got it covered!

Edited by Deadbeat (Sun 17-Apr-16 02:29:09)

Standard User dave2150
(experienced) Sun 17-Apr-16 03:30:13
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In reply to a post by Lethe:
Welcome to 1998 smile


Pretty much.

MPC/VLC cater to all media playback needs.

FTTC over 600M of good old Aluminium
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