"If an organization is afraid of the press, there's usually a damn good reason why: because they have things to hide."
Hmm, sounds very similar to the refrains from people happy to take away our rights: "only [guilty people/people breaking the law/people with something to hide/etc] [run from the police/think TSA searches are unreasonable/disagree with the president/etc].
That being said, I think stifling the press from publishing stories like these is "bad thing" and I wonder when people will realize that it will only come back to bite them.
We were talking about this at work last week. My boss has an android phone and his 7 year old daughter was able to "break into" his phone. When he asked her how she did it, her reply was "your greasy fingers left marks on the screen and I just followed them." I don't like having smudges on my screen so I always give it a wipe after I use to so that it doesn't have any smudges. Another solution to this "problem", as my coworker thought up, is to have a code that doubles over itself. So yes it can happen, but as for the likelihood? Pretty darn low. Looks like they wanted more grant money...