Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is used by over 500 million people (all Windows PCs have this). A vulnerability was recently discovered and today Microsoft has released a patch to fix it.
It’s important for everyone to apply this patch (Windows users only). Run Windows Update to receive the new patch, or if your PC is configured to update automatically just follow the prompts that will appear today.
The vulnerability is activated when you visit a web site that’s been hacked. So far 10,000 hacked web sites have been discovered that will use this vulnerability to install malware on the PC viewing it.
The odds of infecting your PC from browsing innocent web pages are fairly high so apply the patch now. If you need help Microsoft’s security page has some useful links, http://www.microsoft.com/australia/security/default.mspx