Apple's iTunes, QuickTime, High On Cyber Security Vulnerability List, Kasperky Lab Says
By: Ken Rapoza, Forbes
programs iTunes and QuickTime are being used by malware code writers to
hack into computer platforms and potentially steal data, Russian-based
cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said Friday.
The iTunes vulnerabilities were spotted by Kaspersky on the Mac OSX
v10.5 and later, Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP SP2. A Kaspersky Lab
press officer said QuickTime exploits were found on Windows 7, Vista and
Windows XP SP2 or later. But for Mac OSX users, the vulnerabilities
either didn’t impact their computers or were addressed through security
All told, Kaspersky Lab said that a total of 30,749,066 vulnerable
programs and files were detected on computers using the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), with an average of 8 different vulnerabilities detected on each affected computer.