"Though these vulnerabilities have been subsequently patched, the researchers are not confident in the continuing integrity of the femtocell as an architecture. This is because the hardware can never be totally locked down by the vendor, and so there will always be some kind of exploit, they reckon."
By their principle, no platform, be it desktop, server, router, switch or other device is worthy and should be abandoned, as *no* device is totally locked down by the vendor and any that might be would be rejected for security reasons.
So, as we can't trust anyone on anything, we should abandon all electronic communication.
Or gain a small sense of reality.