Well I never!.. Microsoft will patch XP on this occasion as well...
I guess Microsoft thought that XP would last a little bit longer than 2 weeks before a new vulnerability arose. It will be interesting to see if they patch the next one if it crops up sooner rather than later.
If people are being warned about IE problems in national newspapers you'd think that was high enough profile for them to notice and then at least use a different free browser. For some folk that's a big learning curve though and it may come down to getting someone else to install the free browser for them.
I recall the last time I used IE, probably IE8, back in 2009. Massive security problems existed but there wasn't any high-profile coverage at that time.
Edited by palerider2, 01 May 2014 - 05:51 PM.