Ways and Means of Protection
"If you've got a good suggestion for ways users of other browsers can protect themselves, please leave a comment"
1. Don't use Internet Explorer on the Internet. Seriously. Microsoft has integrated it into the OS, so if IE is compromised, your compute is compromised.
2. Go to http://mvps.org, search for "hosts" and install the hosts file provided by MVPS. It won't stop your browser from running scripts, but it *will* stop your computer from accessing thousands of known malicious Web sites.
3. Boycott any site that permits shockwave or flash advertising banners. That's simply irresponsible site management.