HyperTerminal is a simple terminal communications program used for accessing Telnet sites, terminal-to-host communications, and file transfer. This terminal emulator takes full advantage of the Windows interface and key features such as TAPI (Telephony API) and Unimodem universal modem support. The program includes CommSense, which automatically identifies and sets parameters such as parity, stop bits, and data bits, so users can access new online systems simply by entering their phone numbers.This new release corrects a potentially serious security issue that affects versions of HyperTerminal included with Microsoft Windows. The issue involves a buffer overrun condition that occurs if users access Telnet sites with addresses longer than 153 characters. Addresses exceeding this length may harbor malicious code that could run on users' computers. New features include full compatibility with Windows 2000, support for VT320 terminal emulation for access to applications running on Unix and VMS host computers, a
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