US government tells Windows users to uninstall QuickTime as Apple stops support

If your a Windows user, there is another hole in the web that you need to guard against. Apple is no longer issuing updates to QuickTime on the Microsoft platform. This coupled along with the that the Department Homeland Security has reported potential flaws should definitely throw up a red flag.

The recommended best practice in this case is to remove/uninstall Apple QuickTime from your PC at your earliest convenience. After doing so, it is highly recommended to update all other software including all anti-virus products. Regular system updates should also be made.

Source: The Verge

Firefox vulnerability reported again

Mozilla has issued an update for Firefox to fix a vulnerability in the browser that once again can allow an attacker to compromise a users system and allow third parties to search for sensitive files on a local system. The attacker can upload the information without ever gaining control of the actual system.

As is usual in these cases,  Firefox users are recommended to update their browser to version 39.0.3 or above as soon as possible.

For the full Mozilla security bulletin, please refer to : https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2015/08/06/firefox-exploit-found-in-the-wild/