In the January 17 newsletter, I wrote about some newly-discovered security issues with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. You can see the article at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/01/german-government-advises-the-public-to-switch-browsers.html.
Today, Microsoft announced plans to release an emergency patch for Internet Explorer very soon to counter the latest problems. The out-of-band update will be released once the company is satisfied that it has been properly tested against all affected versions of Windows. This could happen as early as this weekend. Until then, nobody should be using Internet Explorer.
You can read more at http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5268.