Hacker’s delight: ObamaCare data dangers not fixed


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foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/16/hackers-delight-obamacare-data-dangers-not-fixed/

“In the wake of a Christmas-season punctuated by massive hack attacks, consumers today awoke to find that the beleaguered new federal health insurance entitlement program “remains fundamentally flawed in ways that make it dangerous to people who use it.” That was the characterization of security expert Kevin Johnson, reviewing for Reuters the findings of “white hat” hackers who exposed gaping vulnerabilities in the federal data cache for ObamaCare.”

Your tax dollars at work. It’s OK because they meant well.:wink:


#2

This is absurd and just goes to show that government screws most everything up.


#3

We know Fox “News” is SO hoping that healthcare.gov functions smoothly :rolleyes:

Apparently, this manufactured story has little basis in fact. There hasn’t been one security breach.

HealthCare.gov Passes Critical Security Tests

Nearly three months after its launch, HealthCare.gov underwent end-to-end security testing and passed with flying colors, the top cybersecurity official overseeing the website told Congress today.

Teresa Fryer, the chief information security officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told the House Oversight Committee that results from the tests have alleviated her earlier concerns about risks of cyberattacks and theft of consumers’ personal information.

“This security control assessment met all industry standards, was an end-to-end test and was conducted in a stable environment that allowed for testing to be completed in the allotted time,” Fryer told the panel. The assessment was completed Dec. 18, she said.


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=gnjsdad;11607810]We know Fox “News” is SO hoping that healthcare.gov functions smoothly :rolleyes:

:rolleyes:

Yeah, I’m sure that Bob Beckel, Alan Colmes, Ebony Williams and Juan Williams want Obamcare to fail.

“Hoping” won’t make any difference. I wish the left would figure that out! :yup:

Apparently, this manufactured story has little basis in fact. There hasn’t been one security breach.

:rotfl:

The system isn’t secure. FOX had a computer security expert who said that “the security system should have been in the initial planning” and whatever they did do, if anything at all, was grossly negligent in terms of user security.

HealthCare.gov Passes Critical Security Tests

Nearly three months after its launch, HealthCare.gov underwent end-to-end security testing and passed with flying colors, the top cybersecurity official overseeing the website told Congress today.

Teresa Fryer, the chief information security officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told the House Oversight Committee that results from the tests have alleviated her earlier concerns about risks of cyberattacks and theft of consumers’ personal information.

“This security control assessment met all industry standards, was an end-to-end test and was conducted in a stable environment that allowed for testing to be completed in the allotted time,” Fryer told the panel. The assessment was completed Dec. 18, she said.

:ehh:

So your whole basis for essentially accusing FOX NEWS of making up a story is to quote ABC News, a mainstream media outlet dedicated to electing Democrats.

Furthermore, you’re quoting a Medicare official who works in the Obama Administration?

Do you really think a person is such a position is going to criticize the AHA?


#5

The continuing ad hominem against Fox as a news source does not work in this case, by the way.

The story that Fox is reporting on originates with Reuters, as the Fox story already has reported. It centres on security expert Kevin Johnson reviewing things for Reuters.

cnbc.com/id/101341448

“The site is fundamentally flawed in ways that make it dangerous to people who use it,” said Kevin Johnson, one of the experts who reviewed Kennedy’s findings.

Johnson said that one of the most troubling issues was that a hacker could upload malicious code to the site, then attack other HealthCare.gov users.

“You can take control of their computers,” said Johnson, chief executive of a firm known as Secure Ideas and a teacher at the non-profit SANS Institute, the world’s biggest organization that trains and certifies cyber security professionals.

reuters.com/article/2014/01/16/us-usa-healthcare-security-idUSBREA0F07X20140116

news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57617335-83/healthcare.gov-security-a-breach-waiting-to-happen/


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