Windows bug alert

Windows bug alert

- Cover up and use the bug spray liberally, as many as five software bugs have bitten Microsoft products and their users in the last few weeks.

The latest pesky outbreak may be a serious Internet email breach that can erase hard drives and has affected not only Microsoft's Outlook and Outlook Express clients, but also Netscape Communicator.

The bug can allow an outsider to deliver a booby-trapped message that could command a PC's hard drive to erase, or other shenanigans. So far, no problems as a result of the bug have been reported, but experts called it a major security issue.

Microsoft has posted a patch for Microsoft Outlook 98 at A patch for Outlook Express is at

Netscape users will get a fix this month when Communicator 4.06 arrives, Netscape officials said.

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