Researchers at various secuirty sites have seen an escalation in attacks using an unpatched Internet Explorer (IE) flaw to steal users account names, passwords and personal financial information.
Microsoft acknowledged the previously undisclosed flaw in a blog posting earlier this week, in which it urged users to practice "safe browsing practices" -- such as only visiting trusted Web sites. I'd like to offer my two cents, which is that readers who use Windows consider downloading and using a different browser, like Firefox, Netscape or Opera.
If you do not want to believe these dangers are real, please check out this article on what the attackers are doing with your computer.
Now more than ever it is important to stop using IE on a daily basis and switch to an alternative browser. If your attached to IE for a specific websites functionality, please be sure to only use IE for that site.