If there was ever a time to be thankful I don’t use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, this is it. Unfortunately Microsoft’s crappy, flawed software is ubitquitous in the world today, and I am sure I’ve visited more than a few of the infected sites the article mentions. BBC NEWS | Technology | Web browser flaw prompts warning
The net watchdog, the US Computer Emergency Reponse Center, and the net security monitor, the Internet Storm Center, have both issued warnings about the combined threat of compromised websites and browser loophole.
Cert said: “Users should be aware that any website, even those that may be trusted by the user, may be affected by this activity and thus contain potentially malicious code.”
In its round-up of the threat the Internet Storm Center bluntly stated that users should if possible “use a browser other then MS Internet Explorer until the current vulnerabilities in MSIE are patched.”