Revision Note: V1.0 (November 12, 2013): Advisory published.
Summary: Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update for supported editions of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT to address known weaknesses in RC4. The update supports the removal of RC4 as an available cipher on affected systems through registry settings. It also allows developers to remove RC4 in individual applications through the use of the SCH_USE_STRONG_CRYPTO flag in the SCHANNEL_CRED structure. These options are not enabled by default.