Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#614 US-CERT to Windows users: Dump Apple Quicktime
Microsoft Windows users who still have Apple Quicktime installed should ditch the program now that Apple has stopped shipping security updates for it, warns the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). The advice came just as researchers are reporting two new critical security holes in Quicktime that likely won’t be patched.

US-CERT cited an April 14 blog post by Christopher Budd at Trend Micro, which runs a program called Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) that buys security vulnerabilities and helps researchers coordinate fixing the bugs with software vendors. Budd urged Windows users to junk Quicktime, citing two new, unpatched vulnerabilities that ZDI detailed which could be used to remotely compromise Windows computers.
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#619 New system to identify people by their 'brainprints'
#618 Android Security Report: 29 percent of active devices not up to patch vevels
#617 Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect
#616 Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's why
#615 MIT reveals AI platform which detects 85 percent of cyberattacks
#614 US-CERT to Windows users: Dump Apple Quicktime
#613 Rogue source code repos can compromise Mac security due to old Git version.
#612 Google Alerts, direct webmaster communication get bugs fixed quickly
#611 How hackers eavesdropped on a US Congressman using only his phone number
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