Re: XP still looking attractive :)
Please note: Windows Vista through Windows 10
Windows XP is excluded.
Oh. That makes it all perfectly fine then. It's 2015 and your Windows machine can still be pwned(must be the first time I've typed that horrid word!) from an infected USB stick.
But that's perfectly fine as MS aren't going to patch this issue for XP. All's OK. MS made a mistake that should be causing heads to roll but that's fine. They aren't fixing the mistake for XP.
(That said, as Vista was "a complete re-write" then XP could conceivably be safe anyway - if as MS advertised Vista was completely new then there's a very good chance that the idiotic decisions that allowed this to be possible in V-10 weren't made in XP...)