McNealy gives up CEO title at SunScott McNealy is handing off the reins at Sun, effective immediately, resigning the CEO position he has held for 22 years as the beleaguered computer maker announced another quarter in the red on Monday. Click here for more.Bad authentication breaks Symantec scannerSecurity researchers have found three bugs in Symantec's Scan Engine security software, which could be exploited by attackers to gain control of the Scan Engine server, or inappropriately gain access to files. Click here for more.The 2006 10 Start-ups To WatchWhich start-ups made this year's list? What happened to last year's? Find out in our profile of the 10 Start-ups to Watch, all of which are bound to make waves in networking. Click here for details.Catching up with Nick CarrThree years after author Nick Carr shocked the industry with his groundbreaking piece "IT Doesn't Matter," he speaks out on the paper's impact - and what the future holds for IT - on this week's Network World Hot Seat. Watch now.RSA acquires PassMarkRSA Security Monday announced it has acquired PassMark Security, a privately-held provider of software-based authentication software, for $44.7 million in a combined cash and stock-swap deal consisting of $9 million in cash and the balance in RSA common stock. Click here for more.Intel to launch vPro bundle for business desktopsSeeking to repeat its success with the Centrino platform for notebook PCs, Intel said Monday it will launch vPro, a collection of hardware and software services based on its new Conroe processor for business desktops. Click here for more.Today on Layer 8, always environmentally friendly:Academics find Word feature that rocks their world; blog causes teacher\/author to fear for his safety; the most popular words of 2006, according to Google; and the start of our latest Weekly Caption Contest; all this today and more at your home for not-just-networking news.For news updated throughout the day, go to Network World's NetFlash news page.