You should uninstall QuickTime for WindowsEven the US government warns Apple's video player is unsafe. Also, say goodbye to your iTunes Allowance, and OS X may soon become MacOS.
If Apple is abandoning Quicktime for Windows, you should too. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] These days, we have to Watch out for all sorts of online threats. Theres ransomware and fishing schemes and now you cant even trust Apple's QuickTime video player for Windows. The United States Department of Homeland Security is warning Windows users to uninstall QuickTime. Because security experts say Apple is no longer patching bugs. And two critical bugs have been discovered in the software that could be used to attack your computer. Security firm Trend Micro says Apple is not going to patch these problems. But as of this report Apple has not publicly announced it is abandoning the program. This warning is just for Windows not the Mac version of QuickTime. For Windows QuickTime users, all it would take to get infected with malware is to accidentally open a bad file or visit a malicious website. Now, aside from QuickTime, Apple is also cutting off your iTunes allowance. The company has ended support for the iTunes allowance This Program on May 25th. It was a feature of starts in the 2003 and let parent add money into iTunes account every month so kids can buy thing without having ask the parents for a credit card each time. It seems Apple rather have customers whose family sharing to manage purchases on multiple accounts or Use iTunes digital gift cards. And Apple may be changing something else soon, the name of it's desktop operating system. Right now Apple's desktop computers run OS 10, but it could be changed to Mac OS. The blog 9to5Mac spotted some language on Apple's new environmental page that referred to the software as MacOS. And last month there was a document found in a system folder that also said MacOS. So it would fit the naming scheme with the other systems, IOS, watchOS T-V-O-S, Mac O-S, but Apple has bigger things to focus on in the next few days. The encryption battle between Apple and the F-B-I continues Tuesday. Moving from the courtroom to congress. Apple and F-B-I representatives will be testifying Tuesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Addressing the debate over the user encryption and how it could impact law enforcement. That's all for the tech news roundup. You could have the cnet.com for the latest. From our studio from New York. I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]