This is not the serious end of the world situation people are making it out to be. If you're actually worried that there is a hacker in the bushes behind your Starbucks specifically waiting for you,
A) Don't Go B) Use VPN when you get there (set it for all traffic) C) Don't use Safari D) Tether to your mobile device and connect that way.
Personally if it happens to be that big a deal for you, I'd go with A.
You have nothing to fear on your home network. You have nothing to fear on your work network, and seriously, if that is that big a problem for you, you shouldn't be on unprotected public networks to begin with!!!!
The chances of this thing actually harming you are far less than the typical FLASH Trojan.
The people bitching about this are just trying to get their names in the news. The amount of alarmist and panic, as usual, do a disservice rather than taking the opportunity to inform people.
Techdirt has not posted any stories submitted by TheloniousMac.