"Microsoft said the exploit was "technically possible" but there was no need to worry. "
I'm reminded of quotations from spokesmen from the Nuclear industry, Big Tobacco, and the Conservative Party. Also Douglas Adams :-
ARTHUR: The ravenous bugblatter beast of Traal ... is it safe?
FORD: Oh yes, it's perfectly safe ... it's just us who are in
Microsoft have taken complacency to a whole new level. This user will be sticking with XP for a fair time to come.