Silently installs trojans ?
"...hacked websites that ... silently install keyloggers"
By "silently" I suppose Mr. Goodin is referring to the wonderful IE functionality that allows a web site to "force" a download without user consent.
I discovered that "functionality" by chance because I was surfing with Mozilla at the time and a popup displayed telling me that the site was trying to force a download and did I want it ? Of course, I said no, then it occurred to me to ask myself what IE would have done in such a case. So I did a bit of research on that site and the file it wanted to download.
After having determined that the file was not dangerous enough to worry about if I deleted it straight away (it targeted Outlook, which I do not use), I went for the gold and started IE, typed in the same URL and waited. No warning, no popup and no download window either, but sure enough, when I checked the file was right where it was supposed to be.
Shame on Microsoft for inventing such a fundamentally flawed "functionality", and kudos to just about every other web browser I have ever tried for not allowing such nonsense to continue unchecked.
Visibly, WoW users use IE. It's called a bad practice, and you pay for it sooner or later.