Nothing screams "We have horribly vulnerable systems, we know it, and we decided to ship them anyway" than this argument right here:
"[Manufacturers] say those products too could be more vulnerable to intrusion if they’re required to provide independent repair shops and DIYers access to their wireless technology."

Making it more obscure is not going to stop dedicated attackers. It will only stop the honest people: hobbiest, independent repair shops, and the like

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