Critical zero-day endangers all versions of Internet Explorer -- and XP isn't getting a fix

Ian Paul

You can also run IE in a more secure mode by going to Internet Option s> Security and setting the slider to High.

Microsoft's Saturday alert may be the first example of a serious exploit already in the wild that will put Windows XP users permanently at risk. It won't, however, be the last, security experts say. In March, security firm Avast said that Windows XP was already under attack six times more often than Windows 7--and that was before the OS went end-of-life.

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