"These attacks are easy to avoid with a little common sense and even the most rudimentary antivirus software."
Unless it's a nasty rootkit. I just had one that had gotten through ZoneAlarm and AVG. Solution-reinstall.
Kopy-Rite's post is verbatim the same post I've seen in five or six Comments Threads at other websites. I do hope you are right, whoever you really are.
About the article:
"If you buy a new USB stick, it will not come with any unwanted software."
So, you never heard of the notorious Sony Rootkit?
"With some of the world's foremost researchers and hackers on the case, prophylactic and curative measures won't be too far behind."
Care to elaborate on what exactly these measures are? More to the point, if you don't even know what the measures are or could be, how can you be so sure they are not far behind?
Again, I do hope you are right. But I see no evidence that the author of this article even has a basic understanding of the claimed exploit vector.