No Security On Obamacare Website

Discussion in 'ex-Rag Chew Central' started by K7WFM, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. K7WFM

    K7WFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good video interview at source (CNBC) about the complete lack of fundamental security of the website.

    What type of idiot would even attempt connecting to the Obamacared website let alone imputing personal info.
  2. W5WN

    W5WN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Probably several million law abiding citizen idiots by now I would guess.
  3. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'd guess so, too.

    You don't have to provide any information that could be used by the bad guys.

    At least, you don't have to on the Covered California website. No SSN, no bank account or credit card information...everything they ask is the same stuff people could find if they looked us up on, and much less than they'd derive if they went to a "pay for info" website that has a lot of personal data on almost everyone in the country if you're willing to pay for it.

    I remember there was a ham here on who used a P.O. box as his mailing address, and I was curious "why?" and he advised he preferred to keep his address confidential.

    I went to a "paid" website and for an introductory fee of $0.95 found his mailing address, phone number, and last three addresses he had before that, so I called him on his unlisted telephone number. He was pretty astonished.
  4. AC0H

    AC0H Ham Member QRZ Page

    The website is a train wreck waiting to happen security wise.
    Internet security experts have testified as much in front of congress.
    Example, like a lot of websites with login credentials, has a system of security questions for the user to answer to do a reset of their password. Unlike most other security conscious websites if you get the questions wrong the site will proudly display the email address you used to register.

    Imagine what kind of mischief can be wreaked by nare-do-wells who have you email address.
    If you can get the email address you've got 1/2 the information you need to own that account and anything associated with it.
  5. WB4WHJ

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    I do not plan to go to the website, whether it works or not.
    I will be a criminal, I suppose?
    But, since I am retired and get Medicare, SS, and VA health care, I am more than likely signed up anyway.
    I will just sit here until the give-a-mint takes me away.
    Bo Wb4whj
  6. AC0H

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  7. K7WFM

    K7WFM Ham Member QRZ Page is a fraudsters paradise.
  8. WB7OXP

    WB7OXP Ham Member QRZ Page

    is that "a" fraudster, singular?

    he did get over on this country didn't he?

    well, him and his wife
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
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