News.com was the first to report another

security hole in IE5.

The problem goes back to an ActiveX control that

shipped with IE5 that can allow a malicious webmaster to place a program on a victim's hard disk that will be

executed at the next reboot. The bug can be exploited from a user opening a web page or reading an email.

MS has acknowledged the security hole, and says it will have a patch out within

the week.

Are bugs like this, or worse, viruses like Melissa going to be the norm as a result of tighter 'application integration'

that MS has been touting for years?