Windows XP to be included in Internet Explorer fix
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Last week it was discovered that all versions of Internet Explorer were vulnerable to a security exploit, one where hackers could use a specially crafted website to gain access to user permissions. Of course, an even bigger headline was the impact of that vulnerability on Windows XP given the discontinued support by Microsoft, but thankfully worried users can rest a bit easier now.
Microsoft announced earlier today that they would be releasing a fix for Internet Explorer on all versions of Windows, including Windows XP. The fix was released through Windows Updates at 2:00 EST today, and should be downloaded instantly by anybody with automatic updates turned on.
Unfortunately, while Windows XP users dodged the bullet this time around, Microsoft is describing this as a one-time occurrence due to the proximity to the end of Windows XP support. The company is also once again urging users to update to a newer version of Windows, but in the meantime everybody should at least make sure their PCs are up to date.