Ok, two nasty little vulnerabilities people should be aware of have popped up.

First, late last week, a security hole in MS Word was revealed and a corresponding trojan virus that takes advantage of it.  More information can be found here:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/446012

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/22/trojan_exploit_word_vuln/

There is no patch yet from Microsoft, so follow best practices, don’t open documents/files you weren’t expecting to recieve from people.

Second there is a trojan worm going around that likes to attack yahoo instant messenger users.  It will send a link to a website to your IM contacts encouraging them to download and install a “Safety Browser”.  Of course there is nothing safe about it.  More information here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/22/safety_browser_im_worm/

Again, don’t click on links you aren’t 100% sure of, even when they look like they’ve come from a friend.