Alex Eckelberry’s post regarding the latest zero day exploit for IE couldn’t have been timelier. I had noticed his post earlier in the day but hadn’t given it much notice. I was surprised that an exploit had been found and used in such a short period of time, but I suppose that indicates it was a black hat that found the vulnerability in the first place.
In any case I recently switched my browser of choice and have been using FireFox as my primary browser. Unfortunately I haven’t made this preference known to my system as of yet, thus URLs I click in emails or otherwise automatically open still in IE. My experience this evening has lead me to make that change.