The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to Windows users that QuickTime is no longer safe. Once a popular video player for both Mac and Windows operating systems alike, the ubiquity of other media software platforms has led Apple to cease support for the Windows versions.
Did you know that a cybercriminal’s most common method of access is through vulnerabilities in third-party programs such as QuickTime? While most of the popular software you use is constantly patched and updated to protect against emerging cyber security threats, as soon as the provider stops supporting the software, it becomes a dangerous weak point in your IT security. If your business’ computers run a Windows operating system, and still have QuickTime installed, your IT systems could be in serious danger.
Of the many IT companies in Atlanta, you can trust Cohn Consulting Corporation to keep your business safe from cyber crime. For more information about software patch management, contact Cohn Consulting Corporation today by filling out of the form on this page.
No security updates or patches have been issued for QuickTime since January of this year, creating potentially dangerous vulnerabilities for users in both personal and professional settings. Combined with malware from a fraudulent email or suspicious web page, hackers could gain access to a user’s computer if it still runs QuickTime. It is strongly recommended that you uninstall QuickTime immediately if you haven’t done so already.
Cohn Care™ Managed clients have nothing to worry about. As soon as Cohn Consulting Corporation learned of this security concern, our team of IT security professionals took action to uninstall QuickTime from all of our clients’ computers, all without disrupting business processes on their end. However, if you’re not a Cohn Care™ Managed client, can you trust that your current IT support team has already addressed this security threat?
The unfortunate reality is that this is just one program. How can you be sure that there aren’t at least a few more unsupported programs on your business’ computers right now? Staying up to date with the latest developments in the IT industry — such as Apple’s cessation of support for QuickTime three months ago — is essentially a full-time job. CEOs and business managers like yourself just don’t have the time for it.
Cohn Consulting Corporation can help; we’re proud to take swift and proactive action whenever necessary in order to keep our clients secure. As a part of our comprehensive Cohn Care™ Managed IT Services, Cohn Consulting Corporation will oversee your IT environment’s range of software updates and system patches to ensure that your technology is always kept secure through continuous monitoring.
Don’t leave your IT infrastructure vulnerable; when it comes to IT companies in Atlanta, choose the one that will fix problems before you even need to ask. To learn more about responsible patch management and other proven security practices, contact Cohn Consulting Corporation today by filling out the form on this page.
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