Skip to comments.Unsafe at Any Web Speed: Intel Chairs Say Take Down Healthcare.gov
Posted on 11/03/2013 3:58:36 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
When the Democratic and Republican chairmen of the congressional intelligence commitees both agree that HealthCare.gov, Obamacares version of Internet Hell, should be taken down for security reasons, its time to pay attention.
Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who has chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee for the last five years, startled Bob Schieffer on CBSs Face the Nation today when she said, I felt and I said this directly to the presidents chief of staff, that they ought to take down the website until it was right. They believe that they need to keep it running and that they can sort out the difficulties. One way to interpret that is that the political survival of President Obamas signature achievement takes precedence over the cybersecurity of all Americans. As I wrote last month, the White House has shown an astonishing lack of concern for Obamacares security vulnerabilities.
Her House counterpart, GOP representative Mike Rogers of Michigan, concurred: They need to take the site down, stabilize it, meaning they cant continue to add code every week, and then they need to stress test the system. Unfortunately, Bob, none of that has happened. And they admit its going to take six months. . . . . That is unacceptable for the protection of privacy of Americans information.
The federal data hub that processes the information used to determine eligibility for Obamacares subsidies is the only part of the Obamacare site that seems to be working well. The bad news, as I wrote last month, is that because the data hub is the largest consolidation of personal data in our nations history, it will become a magnet for identity thieves.
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Mr. Obama, tear down this website!
The screwed up website is just the tip of the iceberg and the least of the problems. The whole thing is a mess and a much, much bigger problem than the website.
Is Di Fi a right wing whacko bird now?
Obama is so dumb he thinks he will be able to fine everyone who can’t sign up at his site even though they couldn’t if they wanted to.
Can an adult please step in and take the keys away from this irresponsible idiot?
Sometimes she shows a shred of integrity, usually with respect to national security.
If they are going to leave this beast up, they should post the personal information of every politician in the District of Corruption on it too! The ‘RATS are always worried about “fairness”. It is only fair that hackers have access to all of the personal information of Soetoro, Reid and Pelosi too.
the rats say they’re worried about fairness but not when it comes to their own hides.
I’ve noticed that a lot of ObamaCarees are being ripped off with outrageous premiums and deductibles for the low tier “Bronze” insurance plan. Does anyone know if they have an even cheaper “Brass” or “Aluminum” plan?
Sometimes you frown.
Sometimes you chuckle.
It is going to be a long while before they can turn that frown upside down.
Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Nigerian computer experts are hard at work on this problem.
No wonder they all have an exemption and will keep their current plan.
In my state they are showing a Catastrophic Coverage policy as the lowest. There are no links to find out what the deductibles or actual coverage are.
Premium for 50+, single, male, is $190.
Cadillac plan tops out at $722 (unknown coverage or deductibles).
In lieu of having the system accessible via the public internet, they’ll probably install registration terminals at hospitals, IRS offices, HHS kiosks in shopping malls, etc. They’ll find a way to strip away the privacy concerns while still capturing all your data on a non-public system. Of course, HHS will need to staff those locations, so it’ll be a big job-creator for fedgov. :-/
“Does anyone know if they have an even cheaper Brass or Aluminum plan?”
The cheapest plan is the “Rust” plan which is only available to dead democrat voters.
LOL! “Rust”! That’s the one I want.
Beat me to it.
Glad I scrolled down before commenting. I was going to say:
Russian Mafia & Nigerian Princes are delighted.
Taking the web site down for 6 months will give the DEMs time to ACTUALLY READ THE BILL !!!
How can they admit their error? They’re still advertising for the website on TV. The LIVs will be very confused and it will remind them of flunking Algebra I.
I can hardly wait until one of them gets the whole database and everyone who has signed up has to go through the process of recovering their identities.
The fools signing up would probably be further ahead dealing with Nigerian scammers than with the real Obamacare.
I say leave it up as a monument to the corruption and incompetence pf the hive.
What they really have told you in that the insurance industry is largely exempt from HIPAA rules. Govt websites are supposed to comply with more stringent FISMA rules but this administration has ignored those all over the place.
The govt website uses open source code with known security problems.
Its most likely unfixable. In 6 mos it still won’t be fixed and the Dems will look even worse so maybe it will at least help the GOP in 2014.
Demand for more levels has been great, due to high costs. In addition to the Brass and Aluminum plans you mentioned, they will be adding multiple new levels for every budget starting with 3/4" pine, 1/2" plywood, 3/8" particle board, Tyvek, balsa, corrugated cardboard, foam core, low-calorie-cereal box cardboard, Aluminum foil, Saran wrap, wax paper, paper, tissue paper, Xenon, Argon, cold air, warm air, helium, and vacuum.
I'm doing this from memory so I'm sure I left out some of the steps between and messed up the order a bit. This info was smuggled out of a top secret meeting several days ago. The leaker was caught, but not until he spread the info. He was fed into a wood chipper, slowly, in Ft. Marcy Park.
The base plan, not to be confused with Bronze, is called “Win with Tin”, I think.
I’m afraid a lot of us folks who are retired or getting close to it like myself are going to be “migrated” into their “Shovel Ready” plan.
There are going to be books written and movies made about this ObamaCare roll-out disaster. Think of all the people affected already by the sudden jump of expenses, sudden reduction of choices. Snowden has probably already offered advice to the Russians on how they can profit from this flimsy, ugly giant.
With 0bama and company they double down on the lies and keep coming after you.
They should just cut off funding....
I’m looking for the Spent Uranium Plan.
lower plans: copper, brass, nickel, and finally, pull tab/bottletop.
Di Fi is only concerned about the damage obozocare is doing to the dem party’s power and the focus it has brought to the massive corruption in DC. She and the rest of the commies who shoved this monkey down our throats were all for it when they were told obozocare was going to destroy the private health industry in one fell swoop. They exempted themselves from obozocare because they were not going to lower the quality of health care they receive to a single payer government run health care industry. In other words, it’s all about the ruling elite increasing their control by using obozocare as one means in their effort to systematically destroy the middle class and the truth of that is now much more difficult to dispute. It’s like and kind to the strategy of war, either take complete control or eliminate all resistance.
I think that we have a winner with the graphic in entry #31. For sure it would be a crime to squander any money that should go to the FR fundraiser.
Does anyone have any spare change (only after making a contribution here) for this winner as prize money....
This one could have legs....
That's the cheapest plan. Affectionately dubbed the "Compost Plan" by Ezekiel Emanuel. If you won't buy insurance and refuse to pay the penalty tax the Compost Plan is for you. It really is free!
It’s clever ... thanks so much!
And, TomGuy, that ‘50+’ category is a misnomer, as well. That is actually the rate for a 50-year old. If you are past that, your rate will be higher.
Part of the bait-and-switch plan of the 0bamunists. Of course, you can’t see your actual rate until you give up all your personal information.
If she has to vote on it, she will side with Obama!
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I heard they just awarded a contract for a ton of Hollerith cards. They’ll need to add a function that can read chads, though.