``We're definitely not taking this lightly,' Microsoft group product manager George Meng told the San Jose Mercury News. ``There definitely is a scenario in which someone could do damage to people's systems.'

Microsoft confirmed the flaw affects versions of Outlook Express shipped with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or 4.01 on Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows NT for DEC Alpha, as well as Windows versions for Macintosh or UNIX machines.

Users of Internet Explorer for Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51 operating systems are not...

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