The fox watching the henhouse?

eWeek: Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious files on computers.

eWeek:

Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious files on computers.

News.com has the story too:  Symantec provides hiding place for hackers.  One issue that was never sufficiently vetted was how most of the security vendors gave a hall pass to the Sony BMG rootkit.  Who makes these decisions?