Windows XP Vulnerability Exposed

Thursday - 6/17/2010, 6:28pm EDT

A Google engineer and noted bug-hunter has released details about a serious vulnerability in Windows XP. The flaw could leave a hole open for remote attack. Tavis Ormandy found the flaw in the Windows Help and Support Center, a Web-based feature for end-user technical support.

The news comes just a month before the official retirement of Windows XP by Microsoft, meaning the company will issue no further security patches.