Microsoft issued an urgent warning about a security hole to their Internet Explorer browser where hackers exploit the hole to hijack the systems of victims. Vulnerable systems are those that run on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
According to Microsoft, attacks have happened for a week already and they are rushing to come out with a patch for this security hole. Meanwhile, we could visit the website of Microsoft to remove the problem from our Internet Explorer browser for the time being as a solution is being worked on.
The scary thing is that anyone could be a victim by just clicking a link from a spam email that would lead to a hacked website that would look like the legitimate website.
But I guess, whether we are using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome or anything else, we should never use simply click on links that come in spam emails, or even emails that we perhaps know the sender.