Microsoft confirmed a security hole in Windows 98 and Windows 95 that could be exploited to crash machines if Web surfers opened up a page with malicious code or opened an e-mail message on Hotmail or another Web-based e-mail service.
There were also several privacy related problems that cropped up with Windows 98, both discovered by security expert Richard Smith. In the first issue, documents created using Word and Excel passed on to Microsoft through the automated Windows 98 registration process. Smith also found a flaw in Windows 98 that could allow sites on the Web to see the unique identifier assigned to the computer running Windows 98 and learn who registered the software.
August 15, 2012 6:57 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Elinor Mills
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