Hackers find first post-retirement Windows XP-related vulnerability
Posted on: 04/28/2014 10:57 AM

Microsoft on Saturday told customers that cyber-criminals are exploiting an unpatched and critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) using "drive-by" attacks

Hackers find first post-retirement Windows XP-related vulnerability


From Computerworld:
According to Microsoft, the attacks have been launched against IE users tricked into visiting malicious websites. Such attacks, dubbed "drive-bys," are among the most dangerous because a vulnerable browser can be hacked as soon as its user surfs to the URL.

All currently-supported versions of IE are at risk, Microsoft said, including 2001's IE6, which still receives patches on Windows Server 2003. The same browser will not be repaired on Windows XP, as the operating system was retired from patch support on April 8.



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