A serious security flaw was discovered in Qualcomm Corp.'s popular third-party eMail software, Eudora, by a Massachusetts software company in early August. The flaw was discovered just days after another flaw was exposed in Microsoft's Outlook Express and Outlook 98 and Netscape's current web browser, Communicator, touching off extensive security concerns.

School technology directors scrambled to protect their computers from the flaws, which the U.S. Energy Department called "among the most serious security holes ever identified."

The bugs could put millions of computers at risk, the energy department warned....

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