US-CERT released the subject Alert 14 November 2014 at about 14:30 EST.
Systems AffectedMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows RT
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
According to information Microsoft provides to developers, the Windows Store marketplace for applications on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 racked up roughly 1.7 million daily downloads, both free and paid, in October, a 38.56% increase since June.
According to Russian Blogger Eldar Murtazin, Microsoft is offering Samsung $1 billion to support their Windows Phone operating system by manufacturing devices. As we all know, Samsung is the leading Android OEM by a landslide. But on the Windows Phone front, Microsoft is struggling to have a company come forward that isn’t Nokia (who may be releasing a device based on Android).
Microsoft wants nothing more to do with Windows XP, unless you’re willing to pay for the privilege of Custom Support. XP is still an option, but with Microsoft abandoning the past-its-sell-by-date operating system, most sensible people are looking for alternatives. Most have just one option in mind.