A longstanding feature of the Windows OS that enables networked PCs to access shared files may expose users of Windows 98 to hackers. This issue follows the revelation that a bug in Microsoft Access, which can cause information that should be associated with a given record to be attached to the wrong account, exists in several versions of the database program.
Windows 98 open to hacking
lead story The shared-file feature of Windows 98, which allows access to files without passwords, may open a user's computer to hacks.
Data bug in all versions of Access
Microsoft database loses records