Hopefully you are have become aware of the recently discovered Microsoft vulnerability problem effecting it's WMF image functions, used by many common Windows applications, both systems and 3rd party. This effects any browser you may be using, including Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Opera, etc.. Just restricting access of WMF related files does not solve the problem as malicious programs can be masked as other types of files and still exploit the weakness.
Many attackers are already tacking advantage of the situation and incidences are rapidly increasing. You can simply access a site (click on link) during a seach and activate the malicious code. Some may feel like waiting for Microsoft, but the problem is of such a critical and dangerous nature that most expert believe it is best to apply an available temporary patch fix now, then uninstall and apply Microsoft's patch when it is ready, hopefully soon this month.
Here are some links to further explain what the problem is and what can be done in the short term until Microsoft makes an official patch available:
ZDNet - Jan 3 - Description of Patch and Options
ZDnet - Jan 4 - re: Applying the Unofficial Patch
SANS - Internet Storm Center - WMF FAQ's - Jan 3 (Click here for extensive details.)
Microsoft's Description of the Problem and Some Limited Suggestions - Dec 28
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