“Thousands of websites have been hit by fast-moving exploit code that installs a cocktail of nasty malware on visitors’ computers by targeting a previously unknown vulnerability in some versions of Internet Explorer.
The compromised websites link to a series of servers that exploit a zero-day vulnerability in an IE component that processes media. The vulnerability affects those using the XP and 2003 versions of Windows, Microsoft warned in this advisory.“
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Source: The Register
Another ActiveX vulnerability has reared its ugly head on the net, this time a specific exploit targeting Microsoft Video ActiveX Control which can give the attacker the same rights as the current user of the target PC. If you are running Windows 7, Vista or Server 2008, you are perfectly safe as both immune as they do not pass data via this particular ActiveX control is protected, users of previous OSes might want to take a look at the workaround. More information is available through The Register. Or for perfectly reasoned and unbiased comments you can drop by Slashdot story.