Some patch notes back it was mentioned that XP wasn't safe to use. Leo has wrote about security theater once or twice before. Why go so short then? Why not expose the full deal?
Here it is: if you aren't rocking a secured-core/librem/coreboot machine and watching network logs like a hawk, it does not matter if you are running XP, 7, 8.1, 10.2004, Debian, BSD, MacOS or what else, your machine most likely has a firmware rootkit and everything it does is being recorded.
Sorry to break it to you, but it is the truth. What you do with this info? Up to you.
-- From a kind DOpus 12 user posting on an anonymous account. (P.S. would have posted on off-topic, but seems I can't with a fresh account.)