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The Obamacare security nighmare: It gets worse
« on: February 07, 2014, 07:00:26 AM »
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Re: The Obamacare security nighmare: It gets worse
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 11:42:47 AM »
Security measures should be written first, and made iron-clad, before the rest of any sensitive system is built.  In other words, security should form the skeleton on which the meat of the system depends, and not a mere gloss - fingernail polish - applied after the fact to such a system.

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Re: The Obamacare security nighmare: It gets worse
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 07:45:29 PM »
The media doesn't care about this. Obamacare is a great thing, and you'll hear about it leading up to the election. Anyone hacked because of the healthcare.gov website will be ignored. We won't know the true toll of damage this thing causes.

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Re: The Obamacare security nighmare: It gets worse
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 08:00:37 PM »
Security measures should be written first, and made iron-clad, before the rest of any sensitive system is built.  In other words, security should form the skeleton on which the meat of the system depends, and not a mere gloss - fingernail polish - applied after the fact to such a system.

yah...woulda, coulda, shoulda....all of the things that ought to have been done beforehand.  As I understand this particular threat, the issue is that HHS isn't smart enough about code to know if there was some kind of back door built into this or not.

What a deal!


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Re: The Obamacare security nighmare: It gets worse
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 08:38:22 PM »
yah...woulda, coulda, shoulda....all of the things that ought to have been done beforehand.  As I understand this particular threat, the issue is that HHS isn't smart enough about code to know if there was some kind of back door built into this or not.

What a deal!



woulda coulda shoulda indeed.  One of the big problems with a back-door created by the original coders is that its operation is virtually impossible to detect because it's part of the original code, not an engrafting of malware from somewhere else, and so when it's functioning the software is simply doing what it's supposed to do as written.

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Re: The Obamacare security nighmare: It gets worse
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 09:11:43 PM »
Not a programer so all I know is that you won't find me going anywhere near healthcare.gov!

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Re: The Obamacare security nighmare: It gets worse
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 09:42:01 PM »
Not a programer so all I know is that you won't find me going anywhere near healthcare.gov!

I am a programmer and will never ever go to that site. I would rather deal with a Nigerian Prince than give all my information to Obama. (well, it is really kind of the same thing isn't it?)
 
Eventually they will send the SWAT team to my house and force me to enroll. Until then, I'm not going anywhere near it.
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