#Obamacare: more healthcare.gov security holes
**Posted by Phineas
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.
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.
PS: CBS video report at the Washington Free Beacon site.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)