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XP users beware: A security flaw that can't be fixed

XP users beware: A security flaw that can't be fixed

If you've been following my website or email newsletters for the last year, you've seen my warnings that Windows XP was on its way out. In fact, XP's end of life came and went April 8 with the last security updates it will ever get from Microsoft.

I warned you that, once security updates were ended, hackers would find a serious flaw in XP that would never be fixed. And in less than a month it's already happened.

Well, to be completely accurate, the flaw is in Internet Explorer. Microsoft has announced a security flaw in every version of Internet Explorer on every version of Windows allows hackers to slip a virus on to your system if you visit a malicious website. Click here to learn more about this threat.

However, while Internet Explorers 9, 10 and 11 will get updates, IE 6, 7 and 8 - the only versions that run on XP - won't. Internet Explorer on XP will be unsafe from now until the end of time - and it wasn't that secure to begin with.

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