Bad wireless journalism

This article from the Arizona Republic (as seen on Slashdot) talks about war drivers out to steal your bandwidth and maybe even your credit card number. What the article fails to mention is that every site that deals in credit cards uses SSL encryption, which can't be hacked via wireless, and that if these people had bothered to secure and encrypt their home networks, their packets couldn't be captured. If they don't want their information to be received, they should stop broadcasting it as if they do.