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ASKING HACKERS TO SHORE UP THE SECURITY OF THE NET

THE INTERNET HAS BEEN SPRINGING more leaks than a rusty steam pipe lately, and nobody has been feeling the heat more than Netscape Communications. The Mountain View, California, start-up commands more than 70% of the market for software that enables networkers to "browse" the World Wide Web--the fast-growing multimedia portion of the Internet. Having promised it would make the Net safe for business--including home banking and online creditcard shopping--Netscape has become a fat target for anybody with the time or skill to prove that it hasn't achieved that goal. Just last month the company had to rush out a new version...

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