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Microsoft releases Internet Explorer security fix, even for XP users, still raises “No-XP” pitch

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Microsoft, today, finally released a securty update for an IE bug which was widely and wildly reported all around the world. The bug leaved a certain set of IE users vulnerable to hackers and stealth of sensitive information.

Accepting the fact that it had come under pressure due to the widespread Media reporting on the IE bug, Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft said in a blog post

the news coverage of the last few days about a vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) has been tough for our customers and for us.

She further added, saying,

 when we saw the first reports about this vulnerability we said fix it, fix it fast, and fix it for all our customers.  So we did. 

If you are like most people, you have automatic updates turned on, and you’ll get this new update without having to do anything.  If you haven’t turned it on automatic updates yet, you should do so now.  Click the “Check for Updates” button on the Windows Update portion of your Control Panel to get this going.

Apart from this, Microsoft repeated its No-XP pitch by saying,

we’re proud that so many people loved Windows XP, but the reality is that the threats we face today from a security standpoint have really outpaced the ability to protect those customers using an operating system that dates back over a decade

Microsoft has been repeatedly asking users to switch to its modern OS like the Windows 7 or Windows 8. But users have been extremely slow in switching, largely due to the lacklustre performance of both the OS and their non-user friendly nature.


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