Network Security Update – QuickTime

NETWORK SECURITY UPDATE – QuickTime

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an urgent alert telling Windows users to uninstall Apple’s QuickTime program.

The program is old with no new versions or updates released since January.  Apple users are not affected since the program updates on Apple systems.

TrendMicro, a security company, says the program is vulnerable to suspicious activity and stated in a post this is an “Urgent call to action”.

Malakoff ISD has used this program in the past and it has even been a system requirement for some internet based programs to work.  VLC Media Player should be installed on all district computers and will play .MOV files and updates have been released by that company.

If you find you have QuickTime installed on your computer, please uninstall it or ask the technology department for assistance.  There have not been any wide spread events, but with this publicity that may change soon.

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