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The way I read the article, hackers are attacking machines via a user's web browser. I'd think the popular Firefox extension No-Script would be the first line of defense.

I've been running No-Script for years and have found it to be a most interesting experience. There are usually many domains being used to render a webpage. This page, for example, pulls data from,,,,,,, and I am blocking scripts on all but the first two and can navigate TMF just fine.
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