Latest problem for timwi to deny :-)

There’s a bug in Windows with Internet Explorer versions 5.5 and 6.0 and any version of Outlook Express. The bug allows a web page or e-mail to do anything it likes on your computer—including formatting the hard drive. This bug has remained unfixed for months, and sites and e-mail messages exploiting it have now been seen‘in the wild’.

There is no patch to prevent the problem. You can avoid it by disabling scripting for all untrusted sites, but this will break sites that rely on JavaScript for navigation, as well as parts of the Windows OS that rely on IE components and scripting.

A better fix is to switch to Netscape 7 or Mozilla, or Eudora for e-mail.