#Obamacare: more healthcare.gov security holes

Posted by: Phineas on November 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Just a few bugs"

“Just a few bugs”

This thing is so wide-open, even I could hack it:

While a spokeswoman for Health and Human Services told CBS that steps had been taken to fix that particular problem, in this instance repairing a faulty software code, experts told reporter Jan Crawford that multiple security issues remain, including with usernames and passwords.

As a test, CBS gave one technology expert the real healthcare.gov username of a CBS employee, and within seconds, he identified the specific security question she used to reset her password.

Sean Henry, the former assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division, said the security issues need to be taken seriously.

“If somebody’s got the ability to look at a source code and able to reverse-engineer that and identify what somebody’s personal questions are, that should be of concern,” Henry said.

No, really?

So, let’s add data and identity theft to the sure to come Obamacare disasters, along with doctor shortages, insurance cancellations, sticker shock, benefits shock, a non-functional web site, more takers than payers, lost jobs, and a part-time nation.

Thanks, Democrats!

PS: CBS video report at the Washington Free Beacon site.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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One Response to “#Obamacare: more healthcare.gov security holes”


  1. trent steele says:

    Just started reading this blog, and I like it. But…
    The “thanks Democrats” stuff turns me off. There is one party.
    Any mention of Democrat vs Republican obscures the real issue, and actually perpetuates the plunder. You don’t win by “electing” the right hand into your pocket instead of the left.
    Do we really think that if we had just elected Republicans we would be better off? Hmmm… I’m trying to think of the names of all of the entitlements and new agencies the eight years of Bush brought us… but it’s too many.
    Anyhoo, keep up the good work. This Obamacare is like shooting fish in a barrel. If only it wasn’t us in the barrel. Or over it…