(The) vast majority of the machines infected...are home computers. Nothing will happen on them until people get home from work and boot up their machines. We'd like to think that they whole problem was avoided and everybody cleaned up their machines in time. But unfortunately, that's probably not true.
Everybody would like to see the patch as soon as possible, but I can't blame Microsoft for wanting to test it thoroughly. However, if a widespread worm is found before next Tuesday, I do believe they will break the cycle and just release the patch.
We are seeing less of the big virus outbreaks such as Sasser and Blaster, and so some people believe the situation is getting better, when in fact it is getting worse. The bad boys are getting more professional and doing more targeted attacks.
Mozilla's popularity has gone from almost zero to double digits, so they have had to deal with a lot of sudden attention. Since Mozilla has become popular, people have been looking for more vulnerabilities.
We seem to have a botwar on our hands, ... There appears to be three different virus-writing gangs turning out new worms at an alarming rate Ã‚Â as if they would be competing who would build the biggest network of infected machines.