PrevX may have encountered a large pocket of users with KSOD issues and felt the issue was larger than it is currently being reported. They have since updated the earlier post and apologized for some of the misleading information. Malware or video driver issues can indeed create KSODs. PrevX offers a good recovery tool that may reset Windows back to normal from a KSOD. I've downloaded a copy if needed to help friends or family in the future.
Most importantly, please continue to use the automated Microsoft Update to keep Windows and Office updated. Patch management is important in staying secure. So far, there are no documented KSOD issues with Microsoft Update. Graham Cluley’s blog was rated in one assessment as "Best IT Security blog". I've found it to be a great resource. He just posted some good feedback on the KSOD issue.
I've added some wallpaper to my growing library as well
Download your very own Black Screen of Death Wallpaper
QUOTE: I've even made it available for download as a 1024x768 pixel Black Screen of Death wallpaper should you want it. Look! I even managed to get a Black Screen of Death on my MacBook. Joking aside, PrevX's original blog post does seem to have been unfortunate. The claim that the problem could affect "millions" or Windows users was clearly far wide of the mark. If there had been problem as widespread as PrevX's initial headline suggested then we would have expected many reports popping up on the net. Obviously Prevx's alert has backfired on them, and I think they've shown good character in coming clean and apologising to the IT community and Microsoft specifically for any confusion that has occurred.
P.S. KSOD = blac(K) (S)creen (O)f (D)eath
Facebook and other users of web 2.0 social networks should be careful and avoid unusual messages or spammed comments on their sites, and a new variant of the Koobface worm is circulating with a Christmas based theme
Koobface Botnet - New Christmas Theme
QUOTE: The Koobface botnet, one of the most efficient social engineering driven botnets, is entering the Xmas season with a newly introduced template spoofing a YouTube video page, in between enticing the visitor into installing a bogus Adobe Flash Player Update (New Koobface campaign spoofs Adobe’s Flash updater), which remains one of the most popular social engineering tactics used by the botnet masters.