Security hole found in Obamacare website
October 29th, 2013
01:12 PM ET
11 months ago

Security hole found in Obamacare website

(CNNMoney) - The Obamacare website has more than annoying bugs. A cybersecurity expert has found a way to hack into users' accounts.

Until the Department of Health fixed the security hole last week, anyone could easily reset your Healthcare.gov password without your knowledge and potentially hijack your account.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Has A Pretty Mouth

    Just one hole?

    October 29, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Nothing to see here... move along, folks... it's all over.... please keep moving along....

    October 29, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Michael Benjamin

    Hardly news! The hole was found and fixed a week ago.

    October 29, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  4. just saying

    i said this weeks ago! if the clowns doing this couldn't get very basic functionality down, then security was most assuredly not done right and tested. security is always left to the end and then done poorly or not at all.

    aren't all you fools that jumped on their to give them all of your personal information real happy now?!! and just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, right lefties?

    sure is comforting to know that one of michelle obama's college buddies companies has benefitted hundreds of millions from this no bid disaster. hey cnn, how about some reporting on the money trail in this debacle? how many of the comapnies that got the contracts were obama and democrat contributors? hired only because of connections and contributions, not competence.

    October 29, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    -guessed an existing user name, and the website would have confirmed it exists.
    -claimed you forgot your password, and the site would have reset it.
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    These two hypothetical arguments I find totally unlikely. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. Did it happen is the question? As for the other two arguments, I'm no IT tech specialist so I wouldn't know.

    October 29, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  6. Hector Slagg

    Yes. It's called Obama Care.

    October 29, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  7. If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It

    So, for the ACA to work, a whole lot of young people who otherwise would not purchase health insurance have to buy health insurance that is expensive from a website that has spotty performance and said website may or may not have proper safeguards to protect their personal information

    October 29, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Until the Department of Health fixed the security hole last week,
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    We could've dispensed with this story and all the "could've, would've, potentially" scenarios as the problem has been fixed since last week.
    I wonder if they will continue to refer to it as Obamacare once the website has had all the glitches ironed out and folks all over the U.S. flock to sign up just like the good people of Kentucky have been doing, or will they start calling it the ACA website?

    October 29, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. you got what you deserved

    I can hardly wait until some of the lefties that post in here have their personal information stollen and spread around the web! There is some justice in this world....

    October 29, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    it's a shame they didn't make it a black hole while they were there

    October 29, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  11. Gurgyl

    Pathetic GOP thugs. Fixable. NC, LA drive GOP thugs away. God bless.

    October 29, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. Stating the Obvious

    And while you are at it geniuses.... can somebody please check to make sure that all of the default administrator poasswords are not still using the default passwords of PASSWORD?!! Oi vay.... no wonder Obama and Congress didn't want anything to do with Obamacare!

    October 29, 2013 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "I wonder if they will continue to refer to it as Obamacare once the website has had all the glitches ironed out and folks all over the U.S. flock to sign up just like the good people of Kentucky have been doing, or will they start calling it the ACA website?"
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    I stand by my prediction that the GOPers will eventually start trying to take credit for it all. At that point, the MSM will dutifully attempt to dissociate Obama from the entirety of the ACA and treat the GOP's claims as arguments that need to be discussed at length in order to "get to the bottom of it." This will no doubt be followed by a Politifact article declaring that the GOP's claims are merely "misleading" as opposed to 100% untrue.

    October 29, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. tom l

    @Data and Rudy,

    Is this that encryption thingy that I didn't understand?

    October 29, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    "I wonder if they will continue to refer to it as Obamacare once the website has had all the glitches ironed out and folks all over the U.S. flock to sign up just like the good people of Kentucky have been doing, or will they start calling it the ACA website?"
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    You mean the 85% of Kentuckians who went into Medicaid? Yeah... THAT demographic is going to help the need for the young and healthy to subsidize the old and infirmed... you know, the financials that Obamacare was modelled on?

    The GOP doesn't have to do a damned thing... this turd sammich is going to implode all by itself.

    October 29, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. Data Driven

    Um, it was patched.

    October 29, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  17. Hammerer

    Ready to repeal obombercare yet?
    But that take admitting that Ted Cruz is right! I know that is a tough pill to swallow but it is gonna happen!

    October 29, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Fair is Fair

    tom l

    @Data and Rudy,

    Is this that encryption thingy that I didn't understand?
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    Touche.

    October 29, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |