Adobe is giving Windows users a warning:
If you’re using the Creative Cloud software, don’t uninstall the susceptible QuickTime software even with the vulnerabilities.
Apple has opted to stop supporting Windows QuickTime, which means millions of users don’t know what the rippling effects will be in removing the software from their devices.
In April, Trend Micro, a security specialist, released two warnings to make folks aware of the latest vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. It also said Apple was not going to be issuing updates for the platform. Since this vulnerabilities won’t be fixed, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has been warning users about the issue, letting them know their computer have become vulnerable to attacks and hackers could use the vulnerabilities to attain access into systems that are affected.
However, removal of QuickTime from the PCs causing issues for the Creative Cloud. The Creative Cloud Team via Adobe’s official blog said there are a number of codes that need QuickTime installed – for instance, Apple ProRes. They were working on addressing the issue but offered no timeframe for when a fix would be offered.
According to the developers, the most utilized QuickTime formats that’d be affected from the deletion of the QuickTime software include DNxHD/HR (export) and Animation (import and export).
In 2015, Adobe’s Flash Player was the number one software to be targeted by hackers due to its sheer array of vulnerabilities. The Global Threat Intelligence Report released last year said the top 10 vulnerabilities that exploit kits targeted were associated to Flash Player.
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