Ironically, Microsoft is making sure that as soon as Internet Explorer 10 is ready on Windows 7, you're already ready to avoid it.
A sort-of "lesser of two evils" solution for change control conservatives.
Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.
But is it just about the money?
Paul Ducklin investigates...
Here you go.
All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
An Internet Explorer vulnerability allows hackers to track mouse cursor movement anywhere on the screen, even if a given window is inactive, unfocused or minimised. It can also compromise the security of virtual keyboards and keypads, thereby thwarting their use against keyloggers.
This month's Patch Tuesday includes bulletins from both Microsoft and Adobe, and covers a range of platforms and products.
There are updates in the mix for everything from Android to Windows RT, and from the Word Viewer to Exchange.
Is this a cheap shot by Microsoft?
Or are they right to highlight the malware problem on Android smartphones?
There are plenty of people who love to hate Microsoft Internet Explorer.
But does it really suck less than it used to?
Microsoft has reminded Internet Explorer users of the importance of keeping their browser updated against security threats.
For the first time, owners of new Microsoft Surface tablets will be applying security patches to their systems next week.
Windows 8 is now available and Microsoft is touting the entirely new user interface and app store. What security enhancements were made over Windows 7 and are these changes reason enough to upgrade?
Hotmail lets down its over 350 million users when it comes to security, by not giving them an easy way to tell if their account has been accessed by unauthorised third parties.
Microsoft says that malware is increasingly being found in pirated downloads.
Are you putting your computer at risk by illegally downloading copyrighted movies, music and software?
The rate of infection ticked up for Windows 7 in the first half of 2012, but Windows XP, Microsoft’s legacy operating system, is still far and away the biggest security headache for Redmond.
Microsoft released seven bulletins for the October 2012 Patch Tuesday addressing flaws in Windows, Office, SQL Server, Sharepoint, Groove, Communicator, Lync and Works.
Adobe released an important update for its software on Monday, fixing 25 security holes. The updates affect Flash running on Windows, Apple Mac and Linux systems.
In addition, Adobe AIR users on Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS are also advised to install an update.
Trust your search engine results? Read how image searches within Bing are being poisoned by attackers in order to drive web traffic to malicious sites.
Just over two weeks ago, we wrote enthusiastically about Microsoft's legal action against 3322 dot org.
That lawsuit has now been settled, with 3322 dot org's operator agreeing to a range of security-related conditions to get his domain back.
The US Federal Trade Commission announced a crackdown on a widespread phone-based scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer owners, worldwide, into purchasing bogus computer cleanup services.