Indeed. If slashdot is going to venture out of tech space, at least they could do is stick to science. This is just a dumbed down scaremonger piece. It has no place in scientific discussion. (other than maybe to point out what is NOT science)
I find it hard to believe that they are able to guess my number in 6 seconds. Anyone can guess A single number, and verify if it's a credit card number.
And then guess the exp and security codes. The summary is very sensational.
First thing I thought of too. Horrible track record of just shutting down projects and devices. A device like this would be a brick if they shut it down. At least with non cloud devices you can keep using it.