Apple has updated QuickTime to version 7.6.9, bringing out a whole slew of security fixes protecting against various "maliciously crafted" file formats. Apple has been working closely with security experts to hammer these out, and as a result, the software is much better protected against opening files designed to cause problems.

You can find the update in the usual places, including a Software Update client near you, or directly from the QuickTime download website. Enjoy and be safe!

Update:
This fix is for Mac OS X Leopard and Windows users only, so if you're wondering why you don't see it in Software Update, that's probably why.

This article was originally published on Tuaw.
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