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Google's security woes continue

Google's problems controlling information seem to keep on going and going ...

In the past couple weeks, Google has admitted erring when it posted on its Web site internal projections not meant for the public. Around the same time, company documents that were mistakenly released on the Web revealed that Google is preparing to offer online storage to Web users.

Then the Web search giant partially lost its case to deny the Department of Justice's request for excerpts from the search giant's massive database.

Now, it seems, Google can't keep its official blog secure. Late Monday, the search giant's official blog on Blogger.com (which Google also owns), was apparently defaced by someone purporting to be Trey Philips.

Philips, whose profile on the site described him as a neuroscience major at the University of Texas, implored the search giant, "Google, fix your blog pleeasssee!

He gave a vague description of how he took control of the blog, as well as an explanation for why he did it.

"P.S. Just to clear things up, I'm not associated with Google at all. I just wanted to take advantage of this before someone else with less worthy intentions did."

Google apparently recognized the problem about 30 minutes later and replaced the blog, but not before some 40 other bloggers congratulated Philips on the feat.