Yeah, dd-wrt is affected.
From the actual annoucement: (what I get for not reading TFA) http://www.devttys0.com/2010/12/breaking-ssl-on-embedded-devices/
Beat me to it. I was wondering the same thing.
I think you're thinking of Idoru by William Gibson, where a Bono-esque rock star falls in love with "an artificial celebrity creation of information software agents". I'm sure someone did it before Gibson, but Idoru is the book that always sticks out in my mind when I read stories like this.
So, if I read the article correctly, it hasn't been hacked so much as improperly implemented on blackberry's part. Honestly, the title made me think AES had been cracked which... yeah, that would be bad.
Side note: God, that logo is creepy. I'm sure it's *intended* to be liberty trumping the matrix, but it really looks like "the United States is the Matrix."