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Netscape, IE grapple with security holes

Microsoft and Netscape deal with browser bugs that have the potential to expose computer users' private files, and Yahoo corrects a technical glitch in its Web-based email system.

 

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Microsoft and Netscape each deal with browser bugs that have the potential to expose computer users' private files, and Yahoo corrects a technical glitch in its Web-based email system.

 


IE browser bug may access private files
Microsoft is looking into a newly discovered security hole in Internet Explorer that could expose people's private files to malicious Web site operators.

Netscape tests patches for security hole
update The vulnerability lets a hostile Web site glean private information from a visitor, including but not limited to that visitor's bookmarks.

Yahoo's multiple-personality email problem
Some new Yahoo Mail users find themselves too close for comfort when a technical glitch piles as many as 100 people into the same account.