I don’t normally post computer security warnings, but this is a bad one. There is a flaw in Internet Explorer versions 5.5 and 6.x which allows malicious code to take over your entire computer, simply by visiting the wrong website. This vulnerability affects even computers running Windows XP SP2, which is the most recent version of Windows XP.
Most of you are probably using a version of IE that is vulnerable and I bet almost all of you are using Windows. So be careful. Don’t visit any websites that you do not trust – a prime example would be the kind of websites you’d encounter if you are looking for free software/games/movies/music, cd-keys and serial numbers, hacks, or anything else that is marginally socially/legally acceptable. Or start using Firefox, which doesn’t have this problem. There is going to be a wave of people looking to exploit this until Microsoft fixes it.
You can read more about this issue here.