Windows 8.x was up a little on February, gaining 0.62 points, with most of the gains (0.59 points) going to Windows 8.1. But the real story is Windows XP. In spite of the imminent loss of support, it remains abundant, especially in China and other Asian markets. While firewalls and other measures will provide some degree of protection, widespread exploitation of these users by phishing and similar attacks remains highly probable. We don't know how the story is going to end, but we can't imagine it being good for anyone, with compromised machines liable to be recruited into botnets and spam networks. This writer would not be the least bit surprised if the first wave of exploits for the obsolete operating system materialized on or about April 9th.
Windows XP marketshare still stands at 28 percent
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 02 2014 @ 11:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck