CNBC: “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. When you look at the site itself, it could be really good. It could do really well. They’re just not building the security into the site itself”, said Kennedy. “Putting your information on there is definitely a risk.”
Opinion: Yesterday, Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, said “The fact that some people can’t get access to the Obamacare website shows that the website is meeting its goals. Carney then tried to make the case that the website’s capacity is subsidiary to the White House’s goal.
“Our goal is to make sure that we continue to improve the overall experience, because the purpose here is to make sure that Americans have access to quality and affordable health insurance, and the HealthCare.gov site is an important part of that.”
Say that again, please?? Once again, I cannot think of anything with which to compare this. Actually, the Obama administration’s goal is to get the American people to log in personal information on a website that has no security - knowing that hackers are licking their collective chops. Another chaotic event to distract us and undermine our country. Astounding.