In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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“We have to earn their trust each and every day and with each and every action we take,” wrote AOL’s CEO Jonathan Miller in a company memo in 2006, after the AOL Research division by mistake posted to the public Internet 20 million web inquiries related to more than 650,000 users, including shopping and banking data, a screw-up that saw the head of the division and then-CTO Maureen Govern exiting the company.

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