Researchers warn of infectious Web sites 

This time, however, the flaws affect every user of Internet Explorer, because Microsoft has not yet released a patch. Moreover, the infectious Web sites are not just those of minor companies inhabiting the backwaters of the Web, but major companies, including some banks

I'm not a raving Linux-head or something like that. I've been a long time supporter of MS. I think it's sad that they've let the security situation with IE deteriorate this far.