January 21, 2014

Healthcare.gov Now ‘Much Worse’

Some kind of improvement.

Former Marine Corps cyberwarfare expert David Kennedy has been testing Healthcare.gov for some time, warning all along about its security vulnerabilities. Now that the administration has “fixed it,” however, he says the site is “much worse off” than ever. As for no successful hacks to date, Kennedy warns, “They haven’t detected any attacks on the website, because they don’t have the capability to detect them.” That’s bad, but it gets worse. He says you don’t even really have to “hack” the website because it’s more akin to leaving your car doors wide open: “You can literally just open up your browser, go to this [query] and extract all this information.” If you like your security, you can keep it.

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