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First XP security flaw Microsoft won’t fix (for free) has been found...


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

...in Internet Ex-PLODE-r

 

http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2014/04/first-security-flaw-microsoft-wont-fix-in-windows-xp-has-been-found/?cmpid=rrhoustontx

As Microsoft’s creaky and obsolete operating system neared the end of its support life, the company warned that security flaws found after the April 8 deadline would not be patched. Now, a vulnerability has been discovered in all versions of Internet Explorer – including those that work on WinXP.

 

Though there’s no fix at the moment for any version of Windows, there soon will be – except for XP.

 

The flaw affects IE 6 through 11. Versions 6-8 work on Windows XP, but like XP, those versions of Microsoft’s browser no longer get security updates. That means, if you are using IE on XP, you’re vulnerable, with no hope in sight.

 

The obvious workaround is, of course, to use a browser other than Internet Explorer. That’s fine for consumers, but too many businesses still use XP and browser-based apps designed specifically for IE. Those companies that have been slow to dump XP are particularly at risk.

 


Edited by Union_Thug, 29 April 2014 - 02:10 AM.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 07:00 AM

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