Security Expert Hacks Obamacare Website In 4 Minutes; Accesses 70,000 Records

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Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The hits just keep on coming for ObamaCare. It was less than two weeks ago that I highlighted the potential premium rate death spiral that ObamaCare faces due to the fact that only old and sick people are signing up for the program. Now it seems there are further security related concerns plaguing the site, as cyber-security expert David Kennedy recently claimed that “gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes.”

It’s actually hard to be this incompetent if you tried. More from the Washington Times:

The man who appeared before Congress last week to explain the security pitfalls of HealthCare.gov took to Fox News on Sunday to explain just how easy it was to penetrate the website.

 

Hacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported.

 

“And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute timeframe. So, it’s just wide open.”

 

“You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said.

 

Mr. Kennedy testified before Congress Thursday that HealthCare.gov was “100 percent” insecure, Washington Free Beaconreported.

For some context on this very important issue, check out the video below:

 

Full article here.

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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:05 | 4350361 Trucker Glock
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He got data for everyone that signed up?

Edit:  bitchez!

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:05 | 4350373 IridiumRebel
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Looks like it....and the cast of Star Wars too! Does Chewbacca have a preexisting condition?

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:14 | 4350399 Fish Gone Bad
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The only people who signed up for Obamacare were sickly old people who had no money.  Good job there sport. 

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:17 | 4350411 Aguadulce
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Hugh jackman hacked it in less than 30 seconds, whilst getting head no less!

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:22 | 4350426 remain calm
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Didn't someone from the WH sign up Obama for his shitty insurance? Can someone please hack his info and sign him up for every kiddy porn site known, sell his credit card numbers to Negeria and lets send his ass back to Africa.

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:48 | 4350506 InjectTheVenom
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You didn't hack that !

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 00:32 | 4350589 Four chan
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you can have the hacked profile you paid for.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 01:04 | 4350645 ebworthen
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Typical, that's why I haven't siigned up for that shit.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 01:10 | 4350650 Rusty Shorts
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Ron Paul 2012

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 01:20 | 4350663 derek_vineyard
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O said .gov was to be secure as the secrecy of his birthplace

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 01:59 | 4350722 TuesdayBen
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You didn't fuck that up.

Someone else fucked that up.

Uh, and he lives on a ranch in Texas.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 03:03 | 4350801 fonestar
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I always love reading about customer's information being hacked.  Why do people keep trusting insecure entities to store their data?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 03:16 | 4350816 Rusty Shorts
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...you mean like, Bitcoin???

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 03:52 | 4350857 JLee2027
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:)

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 03:59 | 4350869 AldousHuxley
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why do you need to sign up?

 

make it like social security if you want to socialize it. Just give everyone a number and you charge to that number after procedures at the hospital. government IS insurance. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:38 | 4350926 Tom_333
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Single payer system. Yes , everyone already has a number , SSN. A step further towards NHS , UK-style. This is getting interesting. Probably plan B all the time. Question is if this takes out the private insurers out of the equation.Hmmm wonder if it´s gonna be run like Social SEcurity , i.e. no money in the piggy bank. Any shortfall can be taken out directly from the IRS.

The federal authorities have this great track record for handlig systems like this.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:55 | 4350942 GetZeeGold
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Screw single payer...

 

....and avoid healthcare.gov like it's the plague......cause it is.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 06:30 | 4350980 Manthong
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”Looks like it....and the cast of Star Wars too! Does Chewbacca have a preexisting condition?”

That’s it!  

We need to force the First Wookie family to sign up.

That way we can finally know he truth about the invaders that are occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

HA!   HA!  HA!

Take that and shove it up your " You have to pass it to know what's in it" anal orifice, Pelosi and Reid.

HA!  HA!  HA! HA! HA! HA!

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:30 | 4351193 kralizec
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Another 500m lines of code should do the trick!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 06:56 | 4351008 Offthebeach
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Single payer=monosophy

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 07:54 | 4351051 Tom_333
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Yes. Monosophy. All is one.But first I guess we need that re-education camp. No single payer program without a stint in a re-education camp. Hell we may even come to feel that vodka is the best there is.The real frontal lobectomy. Erases all existential angst. Ask Boria Alotakrap and the other russkies here on the site.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:22 | 4351709 Overfed
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Victory Gin is best.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:38 | 4352579 Tom_333
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Unto each his own.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:38 | 4351430 rubiconsolutions
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@Tom_333. Single payer system = tax payer system.

"The federal authorities have this great track record for handlig systems like this." You're kidding, right? Medicare is essentially single payer and it is underwater to the tune of $88 Trillion. Add Medicare Part D, Bush's drug program which has unfunded liabilities of $22 Trillion and you have a total debt load of over $100 Trillion. Add another few tens of millions of people on the system and your children will be paying 100% of their income to support it. But hey, who needs to eat?

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:16 | 4351527 Tom_333
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Yes. And yes. Ultra-dry sarcasm is usaully the sign of utter displeasment where I come from. Next stage is ranting,cussing and screaming.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:38 | 4350927 Tom_333
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Single payer system. Yes , everyone already has a number , SSN. A step further towards NHS , UK-style. This is getting interesting. Probably plan B all the time. Question is if this takes out the private insurers out of the equation.Hmmm wonder if it´s gonna be run like Social SEcurity , i.e. no money in the piggy bank. Any shortfall can be taken out directly from the IRS.

The federal authorities have this great track record for handlig systems like this.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:37 | 4350928 Tom_333
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Single payer system. Yes , everyone already has a number , SSN. A step further towards NHS , UK-style. This is getting interesting. Probably plan B all the time. Question is if this takes out the private insurers out of the equation.Hmmm wonder if it´s gonna be run like Social SEcurity , i.e. no money in the piggy bank. Any shortfall can be taken out directly from the IRS.

The federal authorities have this great track record for handlig systems like this.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:55 | 4350941 Tom_333
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Triple post...my bad.

Anyway - I guess the banks will not be too happy with something that takes the insurance companies out of the equation. Since they own the insurers. Bail-out in the offing?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 04:48 | 4350900 digi
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I must have missed the part where they open sourced the obamacare website. Also missed the part where you give any identifying information to any central authority when using the bitcoin protocol. Are you sure either of those actually happened?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 01:47 | 4350707 A Nanny Moose
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If you like your credit score, you can keep your credit score.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 08:29 | 4351025 Sword61
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If you like some one elses credit score, you can have some one elses credit score.

 

Fixed it :-)

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:28 | 4350458 Mr Pink
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I love this idea except for one problem...if they use his SS number they would be digging up some corpse in CT and sending it back to Kenya

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 00:19 | 4350570 Midas
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This hacking expert is racist.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 02:41 | 4350710 A Nanny Moose
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...then respecting that corpse with a burial at sea.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 23:21 | 4354297 Promethus
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Leave the burial at sea to our Navy corpse men from our 57 states.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:08 | 4351142 Keyser
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That's why SS numbers should be tattooed on the inside of the upper lip of every newborn, just like they do with prized horses. FOARWARD!!!!

 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 00:02 | 4350548 chump666
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hahahahaa

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 00:55 | 4350630 Deathrips
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So it works, winning!

"it" is Cloward Pivens.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%93Piven_strategy

 

Fuck Collectivists.

RIPS

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 06:34 | 4350947 GetZeeGold
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Who would have thought 10 years ago Cloward and Piven would be household names?

 

Not me....that's for sure.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:09 | 4351144 Keyser
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It still isn't. Only for those that have taken the red pill. You mention Cloward-Pivens to a sheeple and they think it's a new act at the Grand Old Opry... 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:40 | 4351438 Debt-Penitent
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%93Piven_strategy

 

Thank you for the link of this knowledge. 

Insight is why I'm here daily.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 01:45 | 4350704 A Nanny Moose
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From Halle Scarey? Ew!

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:16 | 4350407 XitSam
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He will be charged with a federal computer crime in 3..2..1..

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:50 | 4350512 InjectTheVenom
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i'm not sure about that, but the surprise IRS audit will most likely arrive in the mail later this week !

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:34 | 4351211 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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The hell he will. He'll either get a "red letter" (notice of intention to levy) first or they will just empty his bank accounts. Then he will have to fight them to get it back- good luck!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:02 | 4351483 GeezerGeek
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I love the sound of drones in the morning. 

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:30 | 4350409 wee-weed up
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Not to worry...

Obama will claim he had no idea about this (no one told him)...

But he is madder than anyone to find out about it!

He will therefore convene a "panel of experts"...

And have them break off into study teams and report back to him.

Then he will miraculously pronounce the problem is solved!

And the MSM will have orgasms reporting it!

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:39 | 4350489 TheReplacement
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Well done, especially the wording, "madder than anyone to find out".  The only way to make this guy happy is to not tell him.

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:40 | 4350491 Trucker Glock
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I hope he strongly condemns this cowardly act of cyber terrorism.

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