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Channel news: Verizon dings Vonage; Regs challenge SMBs

Vonage told to stop using Verizon technology A judge ordered the Internet-based telephone service to stop using technologies patented by Verizon Communications. [NYT]

SMBs face big challenges in meeting regulatory requirements Managed services and better policies can help SMBs deal with costs associated with archiving and protecting data in the name of compliance. [eWEEK]

Wireless industry gears up for WiMax Where does 3G wireless go from here? Many equipment makers and carriers are looking to the packet-based technology known as WiMax. [CNET]

Windows weakness can lead to network traffic hijacks Problem in the way Windows PCs obtain network settings could let attackers hijack traffic, researchers warn. [CNET]

Vista feature helps VXers trick surfers
Vista continues to hide extensions for known file types by default, just like older versions of Windows. This is a bad idea because it allows virus writers to create malware with double extensions – such as LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.VBS – to run malicious code [TheReg]

Novell defends Microsoft deal Novell CEO Hovsepian stands by the controversial interoperability-patent agreement. [eWEEK]

Cisco rolls out online services tools Networking vendor Cisco Systems this week is launching new online contract management and consulting tools that aim to help its channel partners build and grow their services practices. [ChannelWeb]

HP readies changes to PartnerOne channel program Hewlett-Packard next week is expected to unveil midyear tweaks to its PartnerOne channel program, but solution providers are urging the vendor not to make sweeping changes. [ChannelWeb]

Tech sector healthiest in over 5 years A new report finds that with strong performances by vendors, demand for technology products and a positive employment market, the health of the
U.S. technology industry is at its highest level in five-and-a-half years. [eWEEK]

Java-based x86 emulator aids security role-players Researchers at Oxford have built an x86 emulator that runs purely on Java, making it ideal for security researchers who want to analyze and archive viruses, host honeypots and defend themselves against buggy or malicious software without hosing their machines. [TheReg]

Microsoft fives Vista security an A-plus A Microsoft executive says Windows Vista’s first 90 days were a huge security success when compared to the opening three months of Windows XP and other OSes. [PCWorld]

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