Preston Gralla at O'Reilly asks 'Does Google Have Security Problems Like Microsoft?'

"Why point the finger at Google? To show that Microsoft's security woes are not all of its own making. I've long said that one reason Microsoft software is targeted is simply because most people use its software. Now the same thing is happening to Google which is, in terms of popularity, practically the Microsoft of the Web.

So yes, it's true that Microsoft has a way to go to securing Windows and Internet Explorer. (Its recent acquisition of spyware vendor Giant Software, though, shows that it's taking the issue seriously.) But Google's security problems show that to certain extent, security holes are part of the price tech companies pay for success." More...