Demaestro - 6:55 pm on Jun 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
If enough security guys sit around and noodle they will find flaws in every system google runs from the inside out.
Well of course, but that is their job after all, to know the security issues of hardware and software on their networks and to minimize their potential negative effects.
I am by no means defending how they went about this but you can't criticize a security guy for looking for security flaws on his network.
When I worked for a development house we had a guy who's job was exactly that. He mostly looked at PHP at the time there were lots of vulnerabilities in it back then, but sometimes he would show up at your workstation and declare that he was uninstalling something until they made it more secure.
He was the same guy that forbid us from using FTP because it was not secure enough a protocol for him.