Microsoft is issuing an update to Internet Explorer today that patches a very serious security issue in its browser. This issue came to light over the weekend and what made it especially problematic was that it involved every version from IE 6 forward.
Windows XP users, however, can’t update their browser beyond version 8
and Microsoft isn’t patching XP anymore at this point in its life
cycle. For this bug, however, Microsoft has made an exception and it is
patching IE on Windows XP as well.
“The security of our products is something we take incredibly
seriously. When we saw the first reports about this vulnerability we
decided to fix it, fix it fast, and fix it for all our customers. The
update that does this goes live today at 10 a.m. PST,” said Adrienne
Hall, General Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing in a statement
today. Read more