Last week we reported a major vulnerability for users of the Internet Explorer browser and noted that Windows XP users wouldn’t be secure.
Microsoft announced in April 2013 that it would no longer be supporting Windows XP users, however the latest patch to Internet Explorer covers Windows XP users as well as Windows 7 and 8 users.
Microsoft has commented that “we have made the decision to issue a security update for Windows XP users. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, and we continue to encourage customers to migrate to a modern operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8.1. Additionally, customers are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer, IE 11.”
The firm released the patch on Thursday 1st May and said that “this update is fully tested and ready for release for all affected versions of the browser” and that “the majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically.”