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Channel news: Mobile phone threats; remote/branch office IT agendas

Wireless security: IT pros warily watching mobile phone threatsSecurity experts have warned repeatedly that mobile phone attacks will grow as the devices become more sophisticated. IT administrators are starting to believe them.

Security, compliance, disaster recovery are top IT concerns at remote and branch offices

Security, compliance, and disaster recovery top the list of remote office and branch office (ROBO) IT priorities, according to a new study by Enterprise Strategy Group. Improving application performance and accessibility for ROBO users were next in line in terms of importance. [Tekrati]

Windows adds ‘maybe pirate’ category

The company’s antipiracy software adds a “yellow state” for times when it just can’t tell if software is genuine. [CNET]

Security flap over support ActiveX controls bug

Flaws in an ActiveX component incorporated in many technical support support packages create a risk of hacking attacks, security watchers warn. [TheReg]

Linksys adds NAS systems for SMBs to product line

Four new storage packages offer gigabit throughput, modular design and on-disk encryption—yet they’re not likely to undermine a company’s capital-goods budget. [eWEEK]

HP adds yet another new storage product for SMBs

StorageWorks D2D Backup System is the company’s fourth storage product rollout for midtier businesses and smaller remote offices since last September. [eWEEK]

Post Vista, Microsoft reorgs the Windows group

As typical, following a major product release, Microsoft is reorging. This time, following Windows Vista’s launch, it’s Windows client business unit doing the shuffle.[All About Microsoft] targets Wall Street with wealth creation plan

Fund managers ahoy. [TheReg]

Brocade makes hay before McData integration

Posts strong results as it approaches time to integrate McData.  [TheReg]

McAfee’s ex-lawyer indicted

The former top lawyer of McAfee Inc. was charged with stock options tampering that muddied the finances of the computer security software maker. [NYT]

Control freaks won at HP, ex-board member says

Former director Tom Perkins airs his side of the story in spying scandal that led to board members’ resignations. [CNET]

Microsoft to buy health information search engine

Microsoft says its purchase of Medstory is part of an effort to build a suite of tools and services related to health care. [NYT]

CompUSA closes 128 stores – is yours on the list?

CompUSA is closing 128 of their 228 stores, leaving them with just 100 open locations. Check the CompUSA Store Locator to find out if your local store is remaining open. Stores will be handed over to a liquidator starting tomorrow, so there may be deals to be had. [Digg]

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