I don't intend this blog to be a security blog; that's a full time job better served by others. However, you ought to be alert to what's going on out there:
MS “re-released” MS06-049 as version 2.0 (new and improved!) to patch NTFS file compression on Windows 2000 SP4.
The Internet Storm Center is reporting yet another Internet Explorer exploit, taking advantage of a bug in an ActiveX control.
The ISC is also pointing to reports of an exploit packaged in a PowerPoint file. I may have mentioned it before: Do not open attachments from untrusted sources and… there are no trusted sources. I wouldn't advise anyone to open a PowerPoint until they are sure their anti-virus scanners have been updated and clear the file. Better yet, open it in OpenOffice.org. Better yet… imagine a day with no PowerPoint. Wow.