苹果证实Windows版QuickTime寿终正寝

在运行11年之后,QuickTime for Windows终于迎来了它的“大结局”。苹果已经证实,将不会为PC版本的该软件推出更新或安全补丁,这意味着继续使用“旧软件”的用户将面临自担的安全风险。上周,安全厂商趋势科技披露了QuickTime 7 for Windows的两个新漏洞,尽管其已在11月告知苹果,但该公司并无为之推出补丁的计划。

尽管苹果暂未发表任何官方声明,不过周一的时候,它已经向《华尔街日报》证实了此事。至于被趋势科技发现的漏洞,其表示会在QuickTime播放受感染的文件、或者被导引至恶意站点时触发,从而为远程代码执行而打开了后门。

虽然目前暂无上述漏洞被野外利用的报告,但卸载QuickTime是唯一可靠的方法。距离该软件上次更新已经过去了三个月的时间,而苹果也已于三月份在自家支持页面发布了卸载指南

 

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/18/apple-ends-quicktime-for-windows-support/

Apple confirms that it is no longer supporting Quicktime for Windows

If you somehow still have it installed, get it off your machine pronto.

Back in the day, a not-insignificant number of Windows users ended up with Apple's Quicktime software installed on their computers, thanks in large part to iTunes. It's been a long time since it's been necessary for either the web or iTunes, though, and as such the software is pretty out of date -- not to mention a security threat. Last week, the Department of Homeland Security recommended Windows users uninstall Quicktime because of potential security holes, and now Apple is echoing that advice.The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has confirmed it'll no longer update or support Quicktime 7 for Windows. Details to remove the offending software from your computer can be found here.

As Apple notes on its support page, it's been a long time since Quicktime was necessary for iTunes -- that changed with version 10.5, which was released way, way back in October of 2011. And while Quicktime used to serve up a web video, it's similarly been deprecated and replaced by technologies like HTML 5. So for most users, there's basically no reason to have the app installed anymore. Given its status as a potential security threat and the lack of any updates coming from Apple, we'd go so far as to say you should get it off your computer as soon as possible.

We've reached out to Apple to confirm that it has ended support for Quicktime on Windows and will update this post with any other details.


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