Windows 10: Windows XP and Vista prevented from using iTunes Store on May 25, 2018


  1. Posts : 28,566
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       26 Feb 2018 #1

    Windows XP and Vista prevented from using iTunes Store on May 25, 2018


    Starting May 25, Apple will introduce security changes that prevent older Windows PCs from using the iTunes Store. If you have Windows XP or Vista PC, your computer is no longer supported by Microsoft, and you're not able to use the latest version of iTunes.

    You can continue to use previous versions of iTunes on your Windows PC without support from Apple. However, you won't be able to make new purchases from the iTunes Store or redownload previous purchases on that computer.

    After May 25, you'll need to use Windows 7 or later with the latest version of iTunes to make purchases from the iTunes Store and redownload previous purchases.

    The latest version of iTunes is available for PCs running Windows 7 or later. Download the latest version at apple.com/itunes.

    Source: About iTunes Store availability
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  2. Posts : 85
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
       28 Feb 2018 #1

    But why? That's stupid unless their argument is that an attacker can get into your PC and steal your apple info but that would also mean their software isn't as secure as we thought. Either way that's dumb.
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  3.    28 Feb 2018 #2

    Older versions of SSL are now considered insecure and easily broken. XP and Vista were past their support dates when the NSA and other authorities announced SSL v3's weaknesses, and recommended that all software using these protocols be disabled.

    So, because those OS's are no longer supported, they don't have the patches that disable SSLv3 (requiring TLS). This means attackers can force any number of SSL based attacks.
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  4. Posts : 85
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
       28 Feb 2018 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    Older versions of SSL are now considered insecure and easily broken. XP and Vista were past their support dates when the NSA and other authorities announced SSL v3's weaknesses, and recommended that all software using these protocols be disabled.

    So, because those OS's are no longer supported, they don't have the patches that disable SSLv3 (requiring TLS). This means attackers can force any number of SSL based attacks.


    This makes me sad because I loved Windows Vista and I know in 2020 I will have to say goodbye to a dear friend. Windows 7.
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  5.    01 Mar 2018 #4

    RECONBunny said: View Post
    But why? That's stupid unless their argument is that an attacker can get into your PC and steal your apple info but that would also mean their software isn't as secure as we thought. Either way that's dumb.
    That is the argument.... Running an OS that no longer supported is a security risk for the end user. When the iTunes account credentials are stolen, Apple has no way knowing, if it's the account owner or someone else logging in to iTunes. This does not impact iTunes security in general, just the account in question.

    That and what Mystere stated:

    Mystere said: View Post
    Older versions of SSL are now considered insecure and easily broken. XP and Vista were past their support dates when the NSA and other authorities announced SSL v3's weaknesses, and recommended that all software using these protocols be disabled.
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  6.    01 Mar 2018 #5

    RECONBunny said: View Post
    This makes me sad because I loved Windows Vista and I know in 2020 I will have to say goodbye to a dear friend. Windows 7.
    Apple is doing it.

    On May 25, 2018, Apple will introduce security changes that prevent Windows XP or Vista PCs and Apple TV (1st generation) from using the iTunes Store.
    Both of these OS's are not secure.
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