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Security Update:Apple Releases iTunes 12.0.1 for Microsoft Operating Systems to Address Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 08:53

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Microsoft Windows iTune Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Apple released iTunes 12.0.1 for Microsoft operating systems to address multiple vulnerabilities.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to Apple’s About the Security Content of iTunes 12.0.1 at https://support.apple.com/kb/HT6537.

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Windows 8*
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista**
  • Windows XP SP2 or later**

*Windows 8 is currently not supported by IT.
**Windows Vista and XP SP2 or later are no longer supported by IT.

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Out of date software could allow a hacker to take control of your computer.

 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If IT Field Services or you have other IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support, iTunes 12.0.1 may be obtained from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/.

At this time, IT is recommending against upgrading to Windows 8 until IT is able to fully test compatibility and confirm vendor support with standard supported software.


 

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