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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee accused Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of putting private information of Americans at risk by failing to properly test security measures in the troubled Obamacare website.
“This is a completely unacceptable level of security,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, adding that if the website is not functioning, “you know it’s not secure.”
Sebelius said testing occurs regularly, but told Rogers she would get back to him on whether any end-to-end security test of the entire system has ever occurred. Rogers responded that he knows there have been no such comprehensive security tests.
“High risk”: Document shows HHS launched ObamaCare website without end-to-end security testing
Via the WFB, if you watched this morning and were wondering what Mike Rogers was looking at while he was grilling Sebelius on site security, here’s your answer.
The Sept. 27 memo to Medicare chief Marylin Tavenner said a website contractor wasn’t able to test all the security controls in one complete version of the system.
Insufficient testing “exposed a level of uncertainty that can be deemed as a high risk,” the memo said.
The memo recommended setting up a security team to address risks, conduct daily tests, and a full security test within two to three months of going live.
“High risk,” but they launched it anyway. The result: A flaw in the password-reset part of the site that would have made it unusually easy for hackers to fool the site into letting them log on as other users. “
Does it require people to provide personal details like bank account info, credit card numbers, home address, etc.?
If so that's deplorable that it went live without security testing.. bad Obama! (it's so easy to say and so resonant with everyone's sentiment).
Its an flipping feeding frenzy for scammers, hackers, conmen, flakes, and crooks. Great idea Big O.edit on 30-10-2013 by whywhynot because: sp