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'Defect' on VA benefits site shares vets' personal details online ^ | 1/21/14 | Barnini Chakraborty

Posted on 01/21/2014 4:08:57 PM PST by ColdOne

Thousands of veterans may have had their personal information broadcast online following a major "defect" on a popular benefits website run by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments.

According to multiple complaints, veterans who logged onto the eBenefits site to check personal claims and benefits information were redirected to other veterans' files.

“I went into my folder to check on the status of my claim and it said ‘sexual trauma’,” one veteran told on Tuesday. “It definitely was not mine. There were also lines of erroneous web code. You could tell there was a coding software error.”

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KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 01/21/2014 4:08:57 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

The government and computers don’t mix.

2 posted on 01/21/2014 4:12:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sure, trust the government.

3 posted on 01/21/2014 4:21:23 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: ColdOne
The Gov. would have been better off employing a bunch of monkey's for programmer's.
4 posted on 01/21/2014 4:28:53 PM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ColdOne

The way to solve the welfare problem in this country is to put all welfare under the VA.

“Hi. I’d like to apply for foodstamps.”

“Sure. No problem.”

“How long will it take until I’m on the program?”

“We’re pretty busy. It’s taking about six years, now.”

And Medicare and Medicaid.....

“I would like to talk to a specialist about this.”

“Well, what if everyone thought they had to see a specialist?”

“Yeah, but you had never heard of Pancreatitis. You asked me how to spell it so you could look it up on the computer. Then, you told me you get it from eating pancakes.”

“OK. Let’s do a videoconference with a specialist. Let me get out my videoconference machine.”

“That’s a cardboard box with a hole cut in it.”

“ It’s a videoconference machine. I’ll turn it on. See! There’s Doctor Smith in Miami.”

“That’s your hand in a sock.”

“Oops! Doctor Smith is fading out. Must be satellite troubles.”

“You dropped the sock on the floor.”

“Well, here are three aspirins. Put one in each ear and we’ll see you next year.”

5 posted on 01/21/2014 4:43:39 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ColdOne

And all the while, there are posters, billboards, electronic message boards, all over the VA campus in Pineville, Louisiana, and paper pamphlets added into our billing statements, singing the joys of “E-Benefits”, or “My HealthE-vet”!!!

6 posted on 01/21/2014 5:22:34 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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