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Channel news: Games threaten security; HP spy charges fade

Online game exploits threaten IT security IT professionals should be concerned about online gaming threats, because employees are playing them on company machines, says Gary McGraw, chief technology officer of Cigital Inc. []

Charges dismissed in Hewlett-Packard spying case A judge dropped charges against the former chairwoman of Hewlett-Packard, Patricia C. Dunn, who was accused of fraud in a boardroom spying scheme. [NYT]

Rare flaw sighted in OpenBSD kernel Thar she overflows. [TheReg]

Windows Server 2003 SP2 drops on patchless Tuesday New service pack from Microsoft includes mostly security updates.[]

Red Hat bands with open-source allies The Linux leader will sell partners’ open-source software, sharing revenue and fueling competition with proprietary rivals. [CNET]

A laptop circle of trust Seagate’s encrypted drives and Wave’s management tools combine to protect against date theft on laptops. [eWEEK]

Lotus Notes and Domino previews released IBM Corp. is giving a sneak preview of the newest Lotus Notes and Domino software. he “open beta,” available for free download at, will let users worldwide identify any remaining kinks in IBM’s popular software for helping people work together in teams. [BostonGlobe]

Intel’s next desktop launch details revealed Intel prepares to launch its Core 2 Duo E6x50-series, new E4000-series models and the Pentium E2100-series. [DailyTech]

Networking trends for 2007: Predictions from networking professionals In the network, the basic plumbing — your routers, switches and cabling — may stay more or less the same, at least for a few years. But the way you think about and manage that plumbing changes frequently. canvassed its readers to find out how they think the network will change in 2007. Here are the top five trends.[]

Digg’s senior system admin on how to handle network growing pains  “Admin++, what root never told you” is Ron Gorodetzky’s presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo 2007. Ron recommends a lot of useful Linux tools to help you scale along the way, and his points on infrastructure, site and servers, can be used in any environment. [InfoWorld]

Gartner: IBM tops in financial services server market IBM held the top spot in this particularly lucrative market, which accounted for more than $13 billion in revenues in 2006. [eWEEK]

SWsoft in virtualization pact with Novell The company will sell Virtuozzo integrated with Novell’s Suse Linux in a new virtualization bundle. [CNET]

SOA key to survival for businesses Adoption will make you stronger and faster, expert says. [TheReg]

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