Windows smashed by unpatched critical Explorer hole
Fully patched Windows systems may be at risk from an unpatched, high-risk security hole affecting the latest version of Internet Explorer. The bug, reported by security researcher Tom Ferris on his website, security-protocols.com, affects Internet Explorer 6 on a fully-patched Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP with Service Pack 2. FrSIRT, the French Security Incident Response Team, confirmed the report and gave the flaw a "critical" rating, its most severe.
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EDIT: This might be a good place to mention the article I recently posted on two ways to disable IE. You can find it Here (clickable link).