Microsoft warned users yesterday of some new security flaws discovered
in Internet Explorer and WMP. Both could end up in a compromised machine being remote controlled, and are given the “critical” rating. For WMP, the problem lies in the theming capabilities of the program resulting in a malformed file being able to infect a machine. Safe browsing habits and safe downloading habits will help protect you from this. Both of these issues already have patches available, so if security is a pressing concern to you, visit Microsofts site and download the patches immediately, or you can wait until they are pulled from automatic updates. There haven't been any reported incidents of people being compromised as a result of these flaws, so hopefully they will get patched up before long with no incident.