What is missing from this article is...
...what can we do about it?
As it stands, this is an article which says router security is awful, gives a few reasons why it might be happening, and then says someone ought to do something - but gives no suggestions as to who that someone ought to be, or what that something should be.
Globally - are there any groups out there trying to improve things?
Individually - what are the basic recommendations (apart from the obvious one of changing the default password to something safer)? Do you assume that if you're using vanilla OpenWRT, you're going to be safer? Are there manufacturers that consistently demonstrate a lack of security - or are they all bad?
Come on, El Reg - don't just whinge about the problem - suggest some solutions!