Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows platforms.

Apr 18, 2016
Author: 
Frank Deak

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed.

Overview

Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows platforms, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation.

Impact

Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity risks, such as malicious attacks or electronic data loss. Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems.

Solution

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. Users can find instructions for uninstalling QuickTime for Windows at this link:

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT205771

If anyone requires assistance in removing Quick Time please contact the Helpdesk and we will be happy to assist you at no charge.

Contact Info: 
HelpDesk 419.978.8504 or Discovery.Commons@utoronto.ca
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