Microsoft is issuing a fix for the "zero-day" vulnerability found in Internet Explorer last week. The update should be rolling out to all users any time now. In addition to updating Internet Explorer, Microsoft is also providing a fix for Windows XP, despite the fact that the operating system is no longer officially supported. The fix was issued because support for XP ended recently.
While they are updating XP with a fix for this issue, Microsoft says that they really don't have the ability to protect customers using an operating system that's more than a decade old at this point. They are encouraging users of Windows XP to upgrade to a more modern system such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Microsoft also says that current Windows 7 users should upgrade to Internet Explorer 11.