I am wildly amused by this Microsoft Knowledge Base entry, as linked by BoingBoing.  To Microsoft, then, it’s an acceptable solution to browser security problems, to tell us to type in URLs instead of clicking on links:

The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them. Rather, type the URL of your intended destination in the address bar yourself. By manually typing the URL in the address bar, you can verify the information that Internet Explorer uses to access the destination Web site. To do so, type the URL in the Address bar, and then press ENTER.

As BoingBoing suggests, a far, far better solution is to download Mozilla; or Firebird; or Opera; or even Netscape, FFS.

They’re all much better browsers anyway, even without this nonsense.

Damn, just let it go past midnight, so didn’t manage three posts in a day.