The fact that Microsoft ended support for the Windows XP is well known now. Apparently, the famous company already traced an issue in this operating system. This is the first problem that Microsoft will not fix after ending support for its Windows XP.
Support for Windows XP ended earlier this month, while the official announcement on this fact was made by Microsoft weeks ago. The company announced that people who don’t upgrade their operating system to newer versions, including Windows 7 and Windows 8, will become more vulnerable to potential attacks.
Windows XP will remain functional for people who want to use it, but not upgrading will make the device more vulnerable. The first issue has already been traced. FireEye was the one who first reported that a number of attacks were registered on firms in the United States. The vulnerability was seen in various versions of Internet Explorer.
Apparently, reports indicate, Microsoft will address this problem, but the fix won’t be released for machines which are still running the Windows XP. Still, the Internet Explorer issue will be addressed for the other operating systems.
The Windows XP was one of the most popular operating systems in the world. Millions of computers ran this operating system, which is still widely used nowadays, despite the fact that Microsoft has ended support for it. This operating system will most likely continue to run on numerous machines.
Well, Microsoft claims that the flaw they found in Internet Explorer might allow attackers access various systems. ““An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights,” the famous company explained.
Statistics indicate that about 20 percent of all PCs still use the XP operating system. All these users are advised by Microsoft to update without delay. The new threat is considered to be very serious and actually this is just the first time when such a vulnerability is found. Most likely, with time, the number of issues linked to the Windows XP will just continue to be increased.