Bruce Schneier makes a very interesting point: Why did none of the PC anti-virus products discover the Sony rootkit? It has been around for over a year, so it seems these security vendors are either 1) incompetent or 2) willingly looking the other way. Even though you should never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence, this not an industry you would want to entrust with the security of your computing platform.
Now, this is far from the first time that the security industry is caught with its hand in the cookie jar, but this is a new twist. Where is Rob Rosenberger when you need him?
This comes to mind:
The huge yellow somethings went unnoticed at Goonhilly, they passed over Cape Canaveral without a blip, Woomera and Jodrell Bank looked straight through them - which was a pity because it was exactly the sort of thing they'd been looking for all these years.
Or so we thought...