David Kennedy, CEO of Trusted Sec, a professional information security company, discussed the ObamaCare website Healthcare.gov on FOX News: “This website is riddled with security flaws. It’s going to be a major front of attack for hackers and it’s already being attacked right now.”
Proponents of socialized medicine have been celebrating in recent days as the deeply flawed ObamaCare enrollment website has performed somewhat better than usual. Of course, its current successes are only as compared to a miserable Healthcare.gov rollout that has reached only 15 percent of its two-month enrollment target.
Still, as more users are able to replace their cancelled policies for a government-mandated plan, at least one industry expert says the risk for identity fraud has actually raised since the website improvements.
The administration, eager to tout its own accomplishments after promising the site would be fixed by Nov. 30, did so through a Health and Human Services report released earlier this week. While officials claimed “more than 400 bug fixes and software improvements” were “knocked … off the punch list,” cyber security expert David Kennedy disagrees.
“It doesn’t appear that any security fixes were done at all,” he said in a recent interview with the Washington Free Beacon.
As CEO of TrustedSec, Kennedy once before identified security issues within the healthcare site and offered solutions to the problems he found. Last month, he appeared before Congress, warning people not to visit the site.
According to his most recent comments, the threat is now even more pronounced.
Saying the administration was “rushing out of the door to get the site at least so it can work a little bit,” Kennedy said it led to “introducing more security flaws as you go along with it because you don’t even check that code.”
Although he found “a number of security concerns” during a cursory review of the site, he said “none of those appear to have been addressed at all.”
Noting he is “a little bit more skeptical now” than he was when his firm first discovered the security risks, Kennedy said he would “still definitely advise individuals to not use the website because it’s definitely something that I don’t believe is secure and neither did the four individuals that testified in front of Congress.”
Conservatives realized even before Obama’s election that, if implemented, his healthcare plan would be a threat to our freedom. ObamaCare has since exceeded those expectations by also threatening our very security.
–B. Christopher Agee
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Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but there is a super top secret bill the sneaky Republicans are putting together that so far has eluded the media’s notice. It’s gaining support right under their noses, and they don’t know a thing about it. Not even the media’s Democrat masters seem to know this bill exists.
The secret bill, The American Health Care Reform Act (AHCRA), is being treated as if it were the Unicorn Husbandry and Cultivation Act. Although it has over 100 House Republicans ready to sign on as co-sponsors, the media has not heard about it and – silly gooses! – they keep saying “the Republicans don’t have any alternative to Obamacare!”
There is, of course, very good reason for the media to ignore this news; but the AHCRA is here, it is real, and it is another problem for the Left’s lie machine.
HR 3121 would not only repeal Barack Obama’s greatest assault on American liberties; it would actually achieve the goals of better, cheaper, and more easily attainable healthcare the cynical Obama lied about while “selling” his plan.
The bill, which is being spearheaded by Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise, contains fewer than 200 pages (instead of the 2700 in Obamacare.)
The AHCRA will:
-Fully repeal President Obama’s health care law, eliminating billions in taxes and thousands of pages of unworkable regulations and mandates that are driving up health care costs.
-Spur competition to lower health care costs by allowing Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines and enable small businesses to pool together and get the same buying power as large corporations.
-Reform medical malpractice laws in a commonsense way that limits trial lawyer fees and non-economic damages while maintaining strong protections for patients.
-Provide tax reform that allows families and individuals to deduct health care costs just like companies, leveling the playing field and providing all Americans with a standard deduction for health insurance.
-Expand access to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), increasing the amount of pre-tax dollars individuals can deposit into portable savings accounts to be used for health care expenses.
-Safeguard individuals with pre-existing conditions from being discriminated against purchasing health insurance by bolstering state-based high risk pools and extending HIPAA-guaranteed availability protections.
-Protect the unborn by ensuring no federal funding of abortions.
If the Republicans introduce it as “The Repeal Obamacare Act of 2014″, maybe the media will notice it.