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    No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    It could take a year to secure the risk of "high exposures" of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.

    "When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn't appear to have happened this time," said David Kennedy, a so-called "white hat" hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.

    "It's really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn't built into it," said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. "We're talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself."

    According to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw the implementation of the website, the components used to build the site are compliant with standards set by Federal security authorities.

    "The privacy and security of consumers' personal information are a top priority for us. Security testing happens on an ongoing basis using industry best practices to appropriately safeguard consumers' personal information," said the spokesperson.

    Another online security expert—who spoke at last week's House hearing and then on CNBC—said the federal Obamacare website needs to be shut down and rebuilt from scratch. Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations said: "There's not a plan to fix this that meets the sniff test of being reasonable."
    Even a layperson with reasonable knowledge of computers knows this.
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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    In essence, one would be a fool to put personal info on that website. NICE!

    This thing looks more and more like it was designed for failure from the get-go. It's just too far-fetch to conclude otherwise.

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker


    Even a layperson with reasonable knowledge of computers knows this.
    So that's $500,000,000.00 down the drain.

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    So that's $500,000,000.00 down the drain.
    More like 1 billion at this point.

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    So that's $500,000,000.00 down the drain.
    It's time to cut our losses.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    In essence, one would be a fool to put personal info on that website. NICE!

    This thing looks more and more like it was designed for failure from the get-go. It's just too far-fetch to conclude otherwise.
    Nero did better than this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    More like 1 billion at this point.
    Doubling down on failure is the surest way to a win… wait…

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's time to cut our losses.
    Right, but I don't think we have a say in the thing, you know? The President has made up his mind. There's nothing we can do now.

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Right, but I don't think we have a say in the thing, you know? The President has made up his mind. There's nothing we can do now.
    I agree with that, 100%
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    In essence, one would be a fool to put personal info on that website. NICE!

    This thing looks more and more like it was designed for failure from the get-go. It's just too far-fetch to conclude otherwise.
    It reminds one of Solyndra, give political cronies public money/contracts and then claim surprise when they take the money and run.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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