I have already written about the bizarre and creepy lack of privacy involved in the healthcare.gov website. It is clear Obama knowingly sent the American public into a hacker’s paradise by sending them to the site.
Now, with the government claiming total victory modest improvement on the healthcare.gov site, one would expect the privacy issues would be fixed.
They are not even addressed. CNBC:
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.”
As you can see from the video below, Kennedy also pointed out that the Federal Government, unlike a private company, has no legal obligation to disclose when it has been hacked. If your private information get stolen, they don’t have to tell you.
Note also that Kennedy says that the issue is not merely the information you give to healthcare.gov, but that simply by logging onto the website you are made vulnerable to hackers working through the website to hack into your computer. His final advice to computer users is to stay away from the website.
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.”
The story also reiterates the Obama Administrations foreknowledge. They weren’t just informed that the website would crash. They were informed that it had security vulnerabilities. Yet nothing kept President Obama from telling the American people to go use it to get health insurance.
He deliberately put people at risk and now, with the claim that the website is “fixed” he is deliberately doing so even more.