Some time ago, I linked to Tom Liston's interesting and very technical series called Follow the Bouncing Malware. Well, now there's a couple more articles available in that series. If you ever wondered why there's such a fuss over quick patching nowadays, just take a good look at some of the gory stuff that can happen when you don't patch in time.
In the beginning, there was Joe Average. And Joe didst buy himself a computer and connecteth it to the Internet. And with his computer, Joe did surfeth, and readeth email, and playeth many games. And Joe looked upon the Internet, and it was Good.
Then one day, Joe didst unknowingly go to a Bad Place, and much Evil befell his shiny new computer.
How Evil? Very, VERY Evil.
Continuing on the same theme of security: