Willy waving about relative guru powers is silly. Do you have any idea what the difference between 3^PI and 7^(3*PI) actually is? It makes you look daft.
Reporting on unspecified security problems in a core part of many systems seems to me a really good point to the article. I'll take an informed article with references from the grumpy ed over a comment from a participant any day. Especially an article that provides references to both sides of the argument and invites me to make my own mind up.