Washington Post: Worm Wears a ‘Patch’ For Disguise

The latest virus to hit the Web poses as a security update from Microsoft and takes advantage of a two-year-old weakness in Internet Explorer. (full story)

My spin: Before clicking ANYTHING online (or off – like in an email message) it is so important to CAREFULLY analyze the links involved. Often you can’t even tell. I got an email from “PayPal” asking me to “confirm” my account info. I analyzed the web address where the email brought me to and realized it WAS a Paypal address, but embeded in the link it would send my data ALSO to a “rogue” site.
With this “virus alert” that’s out, the best thing to do is to go directly to Microsoft’s web site and download any needed virus information. Be careful when getting virus info or patches via email!