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

In his last public appearance at the RSA Conference, Bill Gates in 2007 appeared with Craig Mundie, the Microsoft executive taking over responsibility for security in Microsoft products, and the two offered a mea culpa on why Microsoft’s software has had issues. “Humans are humans and they make mistakes,” said Mundie. Gates indicated he hadn’t focused a lot on security in the early years at Microsoft due to a perception people are “good” and the data center seemed carefully tucked away.

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