So there are these goats - that when you scare them - they lock up, and their legs stiffen and they end up falling over and landing on their back - invariably with their legs sticking straight up in the air. It's a genetic thing. The goats are fine after a few seconds. It's freaking hysterical to watch on Youtube. I forget what the scientific name for these goats is (myosomethingorother ... search for "fainting goat" on the Internets) - but I call them "fail open goats" because, well, that's what it reminds me of whenever I see one . . . a goat . . . failing . .. open. :)
The fail-open goat, for me, has become synonymous with bad product security and I am known to on occasion create a fail-open goat to celebrate various notorious or well celebrated instances of product security fail.
So with that - I give you MacBook Air fail - ala Cansecwest 2008:
Gmail is this month's winner of the Fail Open Goat Award: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080510-security-flaw-turns-gmail-into-open-relay-server.htm