Software Vulnerability Alert

Do you have vulnerable software running on your computers? The answer may surprise you. In an ever growing list of software that is no longer supported and could pose major security risks, we now add Quicktime for Windows. The video platform is officially no longer supported in anyway by its creators, Apple. On the heels of this announcement a pair of advisories was released by the Zero Day Initiative that outlined two critical vulnerabilities in Quicktime for Windows being used by the hacking community. US-CERT issued a public statement on 4/14/2016 advising the removal of Quicktime for Windows.

In its advisory US-CERT states; “Computers running Quicktime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase risks from viruses and other security threats. The only mitigation available is to uninstall Quicktime for Windows.”

This adds to the list yet another widely used piece of software. Other major software still in use today that is no longer supported by its vendors includes; Windows XP and Windows 2003 by Microsoft and Java 6 by Oracle. It should be a priority to identify such software and remove it from your computer systems to keep your data and business secure.

If you need help identifying and removing such software or with other security concerns please contact us and let us assist your organization to assess your risk and help your organization stay secure.

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