While it's true that many people long ago left Internet Explorer for other browsers, there are still those who are still clinging to IE. According to the Department of Homeland Security, hanging on to IE could pose a potential threat to your personal security.

"We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem," reports the department's Computer Readiness Team, which strongly encourages a change of Internet browser "until an official update is available," according to USA Today.

Microsoft told The New York Times that it's only currently aware of "limited, targeted attacks" which allow hackers to infect vulnerable computers with malicious software.

Most important of all is the fact that Microsoft is very likely not going to offer Windows XP users a security patch, since Microsoft ceased XP support earlier this month.

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