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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Google’s wireless sniffing and collecting of data from individuals on unencrypted Wi-Fi networks during its Street View car projects, which it says was inadvertent, got it in big trouble, especially with European regulators. Alan Eustace, vice president of engineering and research, profusely apologized in 2010, saying, “The engineering team at Google works hard to earn your trust—and we are acutely aware that we failed badly here.”

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