Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Windows XP: Microsoft can't wash its hands of the security problem so easily

Late last week, Microsoft published an unexpected security update for a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser. Even more unexpected, the patch also covered Windows XP, which Microsoft officially stopped supporting back in early April.

Microsoft explained the change of heart by saying it had provided the security update "based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP".

Richmond Computer believes this update was forced out with pressure from the Department of Homeland security who advised the public not to use Microsoft Internet Explorer because of this security flaw.

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