Microsoft Support Lifecycle Announcement (August 7, 2015):

Microsoft Internet Explorer Support Retrieved 18 August 18, 2015
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle#gp/msl-ie-dotnet-an

and

Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported on any client or server version of Microsoft Windows.
http://www.computerworld.com/articl...s/us-cert-urges-xp-users-to-dump-ie.html