I was about to write a similar post.
Although this is certainly bad, it doesn't surprise me at all.
And the fact that we've come to _expect_ such vulnerabilities in widely deployed systems is very, very sad.
Interestingly - at least, I think so - I and many other Jews have Muslim friends. Jews and Muslims have much in common, and we get along rather well, generally speaking, but the same cannot be said about Israelis and Muslims, unless you include the fact that they are vying for the same dirt.
If someone thought of me as of an inferior being, I certainly wouldn't attempt to consider him "a friend". That would be a very costly folly.
Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.