Microsoft has released a patch for Windows XP to fight a dangerous worm vulnerability on Remote Desktop Services. Microsoft likely considered this an important patch because Remote Desktop Services is a feature related to administrators taking control of other computer’s, and thus it involved administrator permissions.

Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP back in 2014. As of today, Windows XP is 18 years old.

The fact that Microsoft has patched an operating system it vowed to no longer support has opened up questions and criticisms around the Web. The way we see it, showing a willingness to offer support for critical issues can only be a good thing. It doesn’t mean that they will continue to support it or any other operating system version that has gone past its said support expiry date. But unfortunately, Microsoft’s actions have resulted in nasty headlines suggesting that Microsoft’s move is somehow a bad sign.