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jdh
May 2nd, 2007, 03:54 PM
About the security content of QuickTime 7.1.6

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305446

I assume that one would patch an existing 7.x version by clicking on the update item in the help menu of Quicktime, as opposed to downloading a whole new program. This is NOT necessarily my recommendation, Murphy's Law still applies, etc.

BTW, I'm using Quicktime 6.5.2, I think, because it's the latest player that runs on Win 98. I don't know whether the mentioned security hole exists in 6.5.2 or not, so I rely on NoScript add-on for FF to protect me. I did check for updates to 6.5.2 and found none as of today 5/2/07 (using its Help menu as mentioned above).

DH

jsreckley
May 8th, 2007, 04:25 PM
With Microsoft no longer supporting 98, 98SE, ME, or 2000. I question whether most major companies will update their 98 versions, even for security reasons.

Note that programs that make minimal use of operating system internals may well run on any version.

jdh
May 8th, 2007, 05:30 PM
With Microsoft no longer supporting 98, 98SE, ME, or 2000. I question whether most major companies will update their 98 versions, even for security reasons.

Note that programs that make minimal use of operating system internals may well run on any version.
I've found that in most cases I can't use the latest browser plug-ins with Win 98 but it doesn't bother me much since I use dial up and don't pay much attention to video and other online streaming multimedia.

And as I mentioned, the advanced options of the latest Noscript extension for Firefox provide pretty good protection (but not bullet proof) against exploits of holes in older unpatched plug-ins.

DH