If you own a Windows system and use Apple’s QuickTime video player, then time is right now to stop using it. In fact you need to uninstall it altogether. This advice has been given by the U.S Government’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), following the discovery of two new bugs in the QuickTime Software for Windows.
The newly discovered bugs have been termed critical by TrendMicro which makes security software. These bugs can be used for targeting a computer. Since Apple has also announced that it is putting an end to support for QuickTime for Windows, therefore, US-CERT has alerted that such kinds of unpatched bugs are critical vulnerabilities.
“The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows,” the US-CERT said. The Mac version of the software is free from these bugs.
In fact the users of different software applications of Adobe are also in danger because its many software depend on QuickTime for Windows. Adobe has said that it is working to stop dependence on QuickTime.