Security Hole Found in Obamacare Website

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Security Hole Found in Obamacare Website
« on: October 31, 2013, 03:28:45 PM »
The Obamacare website has more than annoying bugs. A cybersecurity expert found a way to hack into users' accounts.

Until the Department of Health fixed the security hole last week, anyone could easily reset your Healthcare.gov password without your knowledge and potentially hijack your account.

The glitch was discovered last week by Ben Simo, a software tester in Arizona. Simo found that gaining access to people's accounts was frighteningly simple.

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Re: Security Hole Found in Obamacare Website
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 11:37:42 AM »

John McAfee says he passed on fixing Obamacare site

The anti-virus software pioneer -- and Belizean fugitive -- said he turned down a request from a House committee to remedy the Obamacare site because it has "no interest in fixing anything," he told USA Today.

McAfee said he said no because the panel had no interest in his suggestion to scrap and rebuild healthcare.gov.

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Re: Security Hole Found in Obamacare Website
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 11:40:01 AM »

 
COLUMBIA, SC - About a month ago, attorney Tom Dougall logged on to healthcare.gov to browse for cheaper insurance for him and his wife.

On Friday, the last thing he expected to hear on his voicemail was a man from North Carolina who says he can access all of Tom's personal information.

Dougall says he thought it was a scam until he realized his privacy had been breached. 

"I believe somehow the ACA, the Healthcare website has sent me your information, is what it looks like," said Justin Hadley, a North Carolina resident who could access Tom's information on healthcare.gov. "I think there's a problem with the wrong information getting to the wrong people."

In a telephone interview, Hadley said he simply put in his username and password when Dougall's information appeared.

"The next page that came up was a page that prompted that I have a marketplace eligibility information to download. And that's when I clicked download and Mr. Dougall's information came up in a PDF document," said Hadley.

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http://www.wistv.com/story/23864518/only-on-10-midlands-man-has-personal-information-compromised-on-healthcaregov




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Re: Security Hole Found in Obamacare Website
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 11:49:00 PM »
HealthCare.gov targeted by more than a dozen hacking attempts
Officials also tracked denial-of-service software that targeted Obamacare site.

Hackers have attempted more than a dozen attacks on HealthCare.gov, the struggling website at the center of President Obama's signature healthcare law, according to published news reports citing a top US official.

All of the attacks, which occurred from November 6 through November 8, failed and remain under investigation, Acting Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Roberta Stempfley of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications told a US House of Representatives committee Wednesday.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/healthcare-gov-targeted-by-more-than-a-dozen-hacking-attempts/

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