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Netscape on bug hunt

Netscape's update of Communicator 4.5 squashes some of the browser's security holes but misses a couple of others.

Netscape's Communicator version 4.51 patches a trio of security holes discovered by bug hunters, but two other holes recently acknowledged by the company were not entered into Netscape's bug system (known within the company as "Bugsplat") in time for the latest release.

Netscape update patches some holes
Netscape releases a browser update that patches security holes and expands instant messenging capabilities.

Netscape fights browser bug
The company moves to patch a security hole in Communicator that exposes a variety of information on users' hard drives.

Browsers face bug problems
Both Netscape and Microsoft move to shore up their browsers against thefts of users' private information.