I wrote years ago about how I thought it was obnoxious that broadband providers couldn't be bothered to spend a few extra dollars on memory to embed firewalls in their modems. No idea how widespread this is, but consumers yanking broadband and chucking PCs due to malware doesn't do much for the future of the networked home. Who bears the support costs for these issues? Dell? Verizon? SBC?
T-Mobile's aspirations to provide data services to large enterprises will have an interesting time recovering from news that twenty-one year-old Nicolas Jacobsen has had free reign within T-mobile's system. Of course Nicolas was dumb enough to get caught - and a secret service agent ?!? was dumb enough to use a Sidekick for emailing and reading highly classified documents.