Keep in mind that this particular bit of nastyness is the result of some Large web servers Not having all their patches in place. If these fellows had all the patches that were released some time ago in place we would NOT be having this discussion. Of course there is a hole in IE that this is exploiting and I am sure there are other holes also. But this particular vector was made known to the general public just on thursday an IE patch is going to take a bit of time. Untill that time use Firebird if you are so inclined. BTW Channel 9 work well with Firebird.