Apple, one of the most secure company brand names known today, throws in the towel on QuickTime with Windows. Apple tells us that they received security threats back in November of 2015 and unfortunately, Apple has stated that they have no intention of issuing a patch. After almost 12 years with QuickTime, its confirmed there will be no further updates or patch security holes for personal computers for multimedia purposes. Apple has stated that whosoever will choose to continue using QuickTime, will do so at their own risk.
The gravity of this decision affects millions of people, worldwide. There is a tremendous amount of vulnerability in continuing to use QuickTime. Just last week, Trend Micro, a security outfit, recently discovered two new flaws in the most recent update for QuickTime 7. The security outfit was able to provoke a tremendous amount of hypothetical damage. In a short time, the software was able to enact huge overflows by redirecting QuickTime to a malicious site or other infected archives, leaving a poor and unsuspecting consumer susceptible to viruses, malware, spyware, data- harvesting, and even remote code execution. Luckily we have not seen any instances of this being the case as of yet, however it fact that it is sheer possibility will get consumers thinking. Windows is strongly urging its customers to uninstall the software as soon as possible so that they will not be susceptible to a potential breach in security. If you would like information on how to uninstall QuickTime, please feel free to check out the step-by-step guide on Apple’s support pages.