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Congressman to Constituents: Proceed on Healthcare.gov At Your Own Risk
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 3, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 12/03/2013 11:21:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) is warning his constituents to not go on healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, unless they’re “willing to accept the risk that their identities will be stolen.”

The online health care exchange has been beset with glitches since its launch, with one particularly alarming issue being users having their personal information compromised. The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday that the marketplace is even more vulnerable to security breaches since the administration “fixed” Healthcare.gov, according to a cyber security expert.

Brooks, therefore, bluntly said he would not recommend anyone from his district, Alabama’s 5th, go on the site. He made the remarks in an interview on The Laura Ingraham Show Tuesday.

RAYMOND ARROYO: Would you recommend to your constituents signing up then for Obamacare given the security lapses and vulnerabilities?

MO BROOKS: Absolutely not. They in no way, shape, or form should get on the healthcare.gov website unless they are willing to accept the risk that their identities will be stolen or that they will be subject to some kind of deception or fraud.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; fraud; identitytheft; obamacare
As should all politicians.
1 posted on 12/03/2013 11:21:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Quit playing Obama's game.
IMPEACH the KENYAN TURD !

Only idiots and the evil voted for Obama, or ANY of the Democrats.
They've lied to us, constantly, and really are "Collapsing the System".
And now, these "Useful IDIOTS" who voted for them, are buying the lies that "Obamacare was designed to work." ?
It was designed to fail from the start.
THEN ... THEY GO TO THE "SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM". They've been sucking our wallets dry for over four years now on the "Obamacare" LIE.
AND NOW THEY WANT MORE TAXES ?
Our Founding Fathers would have hung them already!

Lets review: So Democrats,
Sen Mark Kirk's statement Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 ... It's not our fault that DEMOCRATS raided the Social Security Trust Fund.
Let's remember ...

2 posted on 12/03/2013 11:26:31 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The reality of this? Imagine a couple of Microsoft engineers coming forward as a new release is about to occur, and telling the public not to buy into the release because it won’t work as promised. The product, for better or worse, is a failed product from that point on.

I am reminded of a German mechanic I used once for my Dodge Dakota. While working on problem one, he created problem two. While working on problem two, he created problem three. He eventually gets back around to fixing problem two, and after a while...both one and three were fixed to a minor degree (the timing was never the same after this). I see the same behavior and careless nature with this group. They never understood what they were doing in the first place.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 11:30:04 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

About 2 weeks ago, I read that Pelosi and her Repub peer on a security committee both recommended that the website be taken down until secured.
Then I read that a white hat hacker “proved” the website was not secured.
Then I read a security agency said that security had never been built into the system and applying it after the fact would be laborious.
Then I read that the website is linked to a data hub (organizations like IRS and Social Security - these have everyone’s data pre loaded) and that navigators have access to the data hub.
Then I read that there was an expose video tape of a Navigator offering to bundle and sell applicant data on the black market.
How much more insecure could it possibly get. Yes - it no doubt is quite a feeding trough for hackers even as we speak. My question is “did they get access to the hub” and what percentage of the Navigators are selling our data?


4 posted on 12/03/2013 11:40:07 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately, he is providing truth to the Media... Good thing that someone is, unfortunately it will only be taken as another knock on Obamacare by the Media. That’s okay because in the long run, the Media will be eating their words! Truth always outs in the long run...


5 posted on 12/04/2013 12:09:47 AM PST by Deagle (m)
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To: ransomnote

If you even go to that stinking website, don’t enter any information.

Imagine the cries when dem voters a year after applying for their great new healthcare have their identities stolen and healthcare.gov is the culprit. Haha.


6 posted on 12/04/2013 12:13:00 AM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: ransomnote; All

My boyfriend feels I am silly not to do banking and bill paying on line. I don’t mind writing checks and figure I am safer that way. Who is correct?


7 posted on 12/04/2013 12:51:22 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: ransomnote

If the GOP Congress was serious about opposing Obamacare, they would prove it was illegally released as fulfulling FISMA criteria. It does not fulfill them, and to try to say it does is a fraud. Healthcare.gov is illegal.


8 posted on 12/04/2013 1:47:56 AM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CGI federal will be in the crosshairs of lawyers who represent people who’s info was stolen after signing on to obamacare.


9 posted on 12/04/2013 1:51:09 AM PST by RginTN
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To: pepsionice

Seems to me that if more congress critters told their constituents to beware of the website, the Dem’s would be forced to come clean on the security risks. They’re keeping mum now. To acknowledge any security risk is to doom the mandate roll-out.


10 posted on 12/04/2013 2:07:02 AM PST by steerpike100
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To: gleeaikin

Safety First, thus am in agreement.


11 posted on 12/04/2013 2:54:58 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The zer0care website is a hackers dream come true. Those signing up and putting all of their information there to be stolen. There is no doubt this flaw, glitch, or whatever they want to call it was designed purposefully for the purpose of granting hackers complete access. Did everyone see the screen shot (captured by a Freeper .. can't recall nick at this time) of the chinese writing on the website? The hacking on the zer0care website has gone worldwide.
12 posted on 12/04/2013 2:59:51 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: OKC Patriot

Thanks OKC Patriot ... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3097337/posts ... Screen capture is at post #6 of chinese writing on obamacare’s website.


13 posted on 12/04/2013 3:16:13 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: gleeaikin

Banking and bill paying is secure. HTTPS is still secure. However, they are planning to upgrade internet security at the transport level because HTTPS will not be secure soon enough. The banking websites are well-built and durable.


14 posted on 12/04/2013 3:47:42 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Guess I’m just old and old fashioned. Have never trusted a website to be secure. Too many rooms full of hackers (worldwide).


15 posted on 12/04/2013 3:55:12 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: gleeaikin

You have more risk from getting scammed out of your funds than you do someone getting your banking or bill paying information. But writing checks is okay too. I do both.


16 posted on 12/04/2013 4:16:41 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ransomnote

“Then I read that the website is linked to a data hub (organizations like IRS and Social Security - these have everyone’s data pre loaded) and that navigators have access to the data hub. Then I read that there was an expose video tape of a Navigator offering to bundle and sell applicant data on the black market.”

THAT is terrifying. Basically, we’re all sitting here waiting for the other shoe to drop, and checking the balance in our banking and credit card accounts daily to see if our identifies have been stolen. It’s not a matter of “if”; it’s “when”.


17 posted on 12/04/2013 4:23:24 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: no-to-illegals

I really think the lack of security was intentional in order for identity thieves to have a field day.
More chaos and disruption. It follows a pattern.
Big gov creates a crisis then comes back around with a solution to the crisis.
Remember “never let a crisis go to waste”?

I have always believed that the Obama gang is setting the table for either an economic trainwreck or a terrorist attack or both in order to take advantage of the situation.

Well, they just gave Iran the green light to proceed with their nuke weapons program and here we are in the middle of a multifaceted assault on the American economy from DC.

It is still just mind boggling that Americans are doing this to America.


18 posted on 12/04/2013 4:26:59 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: Texas resident
It is still just mind boggling that Americans are doing this to America.

I agree. Are we certain they are all Americans though in the zer0 administration?

19 posted on 12/04/2013 4:37:07 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Texas resident

I call it the Nero complex.

Burn it down, move in and rebuild to their own liking and advantage.


20 posted on 12/04/2013 4:44:32 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I agree with all you typed. It is that bad probably purposefully.


21 posted on 12/04/2013 4:57:29 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

They may be Americans by birth, but not loyal to this country or it’s people.


22 posted on 12/04/2013 5:11:11 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: Texas resident
Sorry to have to tell you that you are wrong ... Many there are not Americans. Many are there working with the power brokers (aka congress-persons) and they are also scattered in positions of authority in the zer0 administration. There is proof at the congressional level but nobody will print the truth regarding the same at the zer0 level.
23 posted on 12/04/2013 5:14:07 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Texas resident

to clarify ... the many working with the power brokers are not Americans by birth.


24 posted on 12/04/2013 5:17:54 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lazamataz

“Banking and bill paying is secure.”

How secure is something like a VISA pre-paid card?

Thanks.


25 posted on 12/04/2013 6:01:54 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: no-to-illegals

What I was referring to is our “elected” officials.
Congressman Blowhard and Senator Doofus.
They are setting the table for their own blood kin to have to live in a communist country and apparently show no concern whatsoever.

As far as ozero’s associates, oh yeah they are not us in any way.


26 posted on 12/04/2013 6:20:30 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: gleeaikin

I don’t do banking and bill paying online either, except for direct deposit of regular income. I’m with you about feeling safer writing out checks. I use cash for regular expenses. It’s not just being less worried about the transaction, it’s that if I use cash locally and write checks for other expenses, I don’t spend as much. Really reading statements and spending cash is a great financial discipline tool.


27 posted on 12/04/2013 6:26:21 AM PST by grania
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To: sergeantdave

Very.


28 posted on 12/04/2013 7:04:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: gleeaikin

If you don’t mind writing checks, you are safer not paying bills/banking online. That’s according to a computer security course I took.


29 posted on 12/04/2013 10:10:24 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: b4its2late; All

When you say scammed, do you mean someone talking me into doing something stupid with my money, or something else. Will never happen, too tight with my money.


30 posted on 12/05/2013 12:27:31 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Yes, that is what I mean, being talked into doing something with money. But I also know what you mean about being tight with money. I agree. Nothing is free no matter who is trying to sell that to you. Good on you.

But I tell you there are many people that don't follow that. See them everyday in a financial institution. They think they are getting free money.....

31 posted on 12/05/2013 9:40:09 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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