The browser has become the attack vector, it seems, ever since Metasploit creator H.D. Moore launched his "Month of Web Browser Bugs" project last July (which eventually kicked off a slew of similar projects attacking various computer applications and components).
While the particular bug announced today is only meant to spoof the address bar, the trend of web-borne malware is taking off.
Malware, according to Secure Computing's Vice President of Technology Evangelism Paul Henry, has found a new home on the internet.
Vince Weafer, head of Symantec Security Response, told me a few days back of a growing concern over mom-and-pop websites being used to host malware.
Web security, including reputation-based URL filtering, is more important than ever before as thieves turn to the internet to launch their attacks.
What's scary - the possibilities seem endless.