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Here we go again.

by Kiddpeat / March 5, 2007 11:12 AM PST
Apple on Monday released updates to its QuickTime media player software to repair eight serious security vulnerabilities.

The vulnerabilities expose both Macs and Windows PCs to cyberattack, Apple said in a security alert. In all cases, an attacker could craft a malicious file which, when opened with QuickTime, could give the miscreant full control over a computer running the software, Apple said.

The last time I saw this, it wound up wiping out my iTunes library. The 'Quick Time' update snuck in an iTunes update without asking. It trashed both the iTunes library and all existing music licenses. It was, of course, such fun trying to actually find the Windows update.
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Hmmm... I just recently put iTunes on my PC...
by grimgraphix / March 5, 2007 12:26 PM PST
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... only a couple of months ago.

Is there anything I should keep in mind if and when I do an update?


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I'd say there are 2 things to keep in mind
by pro_chaliha83 / March 5, 2007 2:21 PM PST

First would be: Can my computer handle the new graphical updates to the software? Because iTunes 7.1 now has full screen Cover-Flow

Second would be: Backup your files just in case...

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and the third thing would be
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 5, 2007 8:51 PM PST

to be careful where you click.
QuickTime updates do not sneak in. They are installed because the checkbox was marked as such.

Backing up is always a good idea before an update anyway


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It was the iTunes update that snuck in with a Quick Time
by Kiddpeat / March 7, 2007 6:33 AM PST

update, and, no, there was no checkbox. I was appalled when it started installing a new version of iTunes. I was equally appalled at the result.

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Hint: I don't want to update iTunes. I will simply want to
by Kiddpeat / March 7, 2007 6:38 AM PST

plug the Quick Time security holes.

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Yes. Burn your library to CDs. That was how I recovered the
by Kiddpeat / March 7, 2007 6:36 AM PST

music. Backups were worthless. iTunes refused to read them. iTunes also refused to reload some of the music from CDs that the old version of iTunes had burned.

WMP ripped every one of them to the hard drive with no complaint at all. That's how I recovered all of the music.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 7, 2007 11:18 AM PST

QuickTime and iTunes with QuickTime is offered as two separate downloads when you are using the Apple Software Upate application.
It is also available from the Apple web site, again as two separate downloads.

At least you managed to salvage your music and I'm not the least bit surprised that you found WMP to be the saviour


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Fortunately, they all are commercial CD's I own...
by grimgraphix / March 7, 2007 11:22 AM PST

and I loaded them up on the PC to make copies for the car. I could have used my mac to do it but have limited HD space (28.5 gig) on my mac that I keep for photos.

Nice heads up for PC users of iTunes.


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So much for Macs "we always get it right"
by Border Dweller / March 12, 2007 12:27 AM PDT
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Nice to know I can screw with a Mac from my PC.

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nice to know?
by grimgraphix / March 12, 2007 1:21 AM PDT

It's sad to know that there are folks like you who are looking to find the worst angle of a problem and then expound upon it.

I can only take it you're not a big fan of macs. All fine and good... to each his own, I say. Still, when one compares the amount of problems an average Microsoft user faces every day compared to a mac user?

You also might want to read the thread before you post next time...

"Nice to know I can screw with a Mac from my PC.

the problem being discussed concerns iTunes and quicktime... WHEN IT'S LOADED ON A PC!

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