For those still using Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Windows, another day another virus. This one can infect your computer just by going to a website. One wonders why people bother using their products.
Is Windows and its lack of security the primary reason why in many companies you cannot 'get out' on any other port than 80, the web site port? So many computers are infected, and taken over by hackers and crooks, that it is easier for IT people to simply block everything, and hope no one complains. The cost in terms of lost productivity, hassle and sysadmin overhead is large.
In other unrelated news, Ubuntu released a new version in October.