Over the weekend, Microsoft Corp rushed to fix a bug in the popular web browser, Internet Explorer, after being informed by a security firm that “Hackers may have already exploited it in attacks on some U.S. Companies.”.
Will Microsoft put everyone's mind at ease with the release of their counter-attack in the way of providing a security update to all it”s users? NO.
Although Microsoft will be moving fast to inculcate this security update, they have officially announce that users of the 13 years old operating system Window XP, will not benefit from the update as Microsoft halted their support of this product earlier in the month. Given the depth of the exploit and close proximity to Windows XP’s support cut-off date, critics will say Microsoft should consider issuing one last fix.
FireEye Inc., the security firm that discovered the vulnerability, has given us a few options to consider: