Despite XP’s end of support, Microsoft is still going to release the fix for the recent Internet Explorer vulnerability for the ageing operating system.
Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is past the time we normally provide security updates, we’ve decided to provide an update for all versions of Windows XP (including embedded), today. We made this exception based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP. The reality is there have been a very small number of attacks based on this particular vulnerability and concerns were, frankly, overblown. Unfortunately this is a sign of the times and this is not to say we don’t take these reports seriously. We absolutely do.
If you’re still on Windows XP, you deserve to be insecure. Get a modern operating system – Windows 7/8, OS X, Linux, anything. XP is outdated crap, and it’s time to move on.