Apple QuickTime Harms Your Computer

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Apple QuickTime, a multimedia player developed by Apple, is now causing headaches for all computers because it contains a vulnerability that can permit an attacker connect to the system and
take over the control. In the past, QuickTime was also the subject of numerous advisories because the companies discovered multiple flaws able to harm your computer. The security company Secunia rated the flaw as highly critical and sustained the vulnerability exists on a Mac system with Safari or Firefox but other browsers and platforms might be also affected. As you know, Apple QuickTime is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms.

"A vulnerability has been reported in Apple QuickTime, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the Java handling in QuickTime. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code when a user visits a malicious web site using a Java-enabled browser e.g. Safari or Firefox," it is mentioned in the advisory.

The only solution is to avoid browsing untrusted websites or to disable Java support in the browser as long as no patch was officially released.

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