Friday, May 09, 2014
Why Microsoft is guilty of bad parenting with the IE XP update
Almost exactly a month ago I wrote about the forthcoming Windows XP Zombie Apocalypse, as the veteran operating system enters end of life and stops receiving official support and security updates from Microsoft. So imagine my surprise when Microsoft issued an out of band emergency update last week for an Internet Explorer zero-day flaw that was being exploited in the wild. The fact Internet Explorer was being patched for yet another vulnerability warranted no surprise at all, but there more than few raised eyebrows at the news XP users were being included in the rollout of this fix.