If you run Firefox, which many of the visitors here do, you needto protect yourself against this vulernability in the way Firefoxhandles International Domain Names. This isn’t the first time IDNshave been the root of a security problem (they still have acritical issue in the ability of nefarious agents to use IDNs for phishing purposes). Firefox is no longer afringe browser, and has enough of a user-base that it is a likelytarget for criminal hackers.
The CNET article above appears to give a bogus link. Instead goto the source directly, at https://addons.mozilla.org/messages/307259.html.