Researcher discovers QuickTime zero-day

Summary:White hat hacker Petko D. Petkov has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in a patched version of Apple's QuickTime player for XP and Vista and has the video to prove it.

White hat hacker Petko D. Petkov has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in a patched version of Apple's QuickTime player for XP and Vista and has the video to prove it.

Ryan Naraine has the video from Petkov, founder of the GNUCitizen think tank.

In the scenarios included in the video Petkov easily gained control of the computer and launched various applications.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility

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