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[*] Post 502371 posted on 17-4-2016 at 16:27 Reply With Quote
Is Apple's QuickTime A Diaster Waiting To Happen?

CNET.com article 04/15/16

I, literally, stumbled across this today (04/17).

"If Apple is abandoning QuickTime for Windows, you should, too.

The US Department of Homeland Security is warning people to uninstall QuickTime for Windows because of a hacking threat. Why? Security experts say Apple is not patching the problem."

Anyone with a 2nd opinion from some credible source other than CNET that this is indeed a serious problem, i. e., QuickTime should be uninstalled on Win OS machins?
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[*] Post 502372 posted on 17-4-2016 at 16:52 Reply With Quote

Sorry I no longer use Apple products.
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[*] Post 502373 posted on 17-4-2016 at 17:03 Reply With Quote

Apart from when the installer of other things has installed it (Which I've quickly removed), I've never had it and never will. Quicktime installs things that run on boot and I abhor such things. Why have them running, when I'm not using them? HP do the same.

Quicktime Alternative allows me to watch anything of that ilk, without any of the crap/bloatware that Apple insists on.

If I download a video, to watch later, I always convert it, first, to get rid of any sties that might be infecting it.

As a company, I've never liked Micro$oft. But, I would never even go near anything "Apple", coz it's ridiculously expensive and elitist.

Come to that, I'd never buy anything from Microsoft, either, and ever have.
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