Re: Not surprising...
Bottom line is whether or not you are a "techspert", we all need to know how to secure our routers these days. There is no excuse, it's just a fact of life and the ones that don't secure them and or don't have anti-virus and anti-spyware, well can you say 'botnet'?
In reply to your question about whether or not I work for McAfee; no I don't, nor do I work for any anti-virus vendor. In fact I so despise the damn thing, the last time I used it it would have been a toss up between it, Microsoft and Norton's for the title of worst bloatware of the year. :-)
I do work in the tech support area and have worked in every level from level 1 'helldesk' right through to statewide multi-node network administration, so i believe that over these levels I have a good understanding of the issue(s) out there. I see too many staff tied up with people who have no clue other than after seeing some idiot journalist on the local current affairs show sprouting about how easy it is to "make a million dollars with a web based business".
Of course when they find out that a domain name and hosting are two very different things, and trying to explain why they can't access port 8443 (or any other for that fact) from behind the firewall of their day job, it all becomes just too hard. Heaven forbid we begin discussing how to configure an FTP client or the difference between POP, IMAP and SMTP, poor person will have a mental meltdown!!
So, yes; I do have a heavy emphasis on education and people actually having a clue as to what they are getting into.
Hell, why don't I go and prop up at a hospital near you tonight and announce that brain surgery sounds like a great thing to get into, but I'm a bit squeamish around blood and have shaky hands. Still, someone will be able to walk me through it won't they? I'll be kicked out before I even got to the shaky hands bit and quite rightly so. Is it really any worse than the PA at a company calling up saying "I'm really bad with computers but my boss has given me the job of setting up the company domain name and email addresses; oh and by the way, can you tell me how I make a web thingy?"
So in summary, yes, it would be great if everyone had a computer but the sad fact of the situation is that there are some people that just shouldn't have one beyond working in their Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
As for routers, well if they were really easy to configure then there would be more security holes than they plug; just look at the majority of Windows OS versions for an example of this in action.