Even as some Google engineers succumb to security question idiocy, others openly mock the madness.
At least, that what I assume is going on. My (113) Google Profile now asks me many of typical security questions (nickname, etc) -- so my answers can be indexed and added to Google's public knowledge base.
This is either crude commercialism (set up the victims, then sell the lockpicks) or cruel mockery.
I'm betting on the latter. Google shares are a bit down, but Chrome will boost them. Google's not that desperate for revenue. The Profile engineers are making fun of their colleagues.
(via Google Operating System)