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Computer Security Expert Claims he Hacked the ObamaCare Website in 4 Minutes
The hits just keep on coming for ObamaCare. It was less than two weeks ago that I highlighted the potential premium rate death spiral that ObamaCare faces due to the fact that only old and sick people are signing up for the program. Now it seems there are further security related concerns plaguing the site, as cyber-security expert David Kennedy recently claimed that “gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes.”
It’s actually hard to be this incompetent if you tried. More from the Washington Times:
The man who appeared before Congress last week to explain the security pitfalls of HealthCare.gov took to Fox News on Sunday to explain just how easy it was to penetrate the website.
Hacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported.
“And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute timeframe. So, it’s just wide open.”
“You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said.
For some context on this very important issue, check out the video below:
Image added to Mike’s original post.
By Susan Duclos
ObamaCar – Unbelievable Never-Before-Seen Video Revealed!
Let me start by saying the title is not spelled incorrectly, we are not talking about Obamacare, we are talking about the the Obamacar and while the video is complete satire, the points made are crushingly accurate.
For example, it runs on hot air (so does Obama!!!!). If you like you current car you can keep it!!! (Where have we heard that before?) Affordable!! Progressive!! Government approved transportation with free gas, free tires…etc… you get the point yes?
The best part though is where the Obamacar can be sold…. at fairycar.com.
Hysterical video poking fun at everything from Obama’s broken promises to the failed launching of the exchange website.
Image credit: http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com
Ron Paul Introduces New Official Website: RonPaulMD.com
While reading a new post this morning on the Ron Paul Institute website I was very happy to discover the arrival of RonPaulMD.com, which is Ron Paul’s personal and official site. Below Ron Paul created a video to explain the new official site, welcome new viewers and describe what can be expected, sort of a mission statement, regarding the contents and purpose of RonPaulMD.com. Ron Paul also offers insight as to his selection of the new domain name and reflects back to the importance of his medical career.
Click the screen capture below to visit the welcome video created by Ron Paul.
By Ron Paul | November 8, 2013
When I was thinking of the URL for my new personal homepage, I considered many possibilities. Thanks also to all those who sent other suggestions. But I settled on RonPaulMD.com as reflecting a very important area of my life. To be a physician, and deliver 4,000 babies, was extremely fulfilling. Many times, I see people wearing a “I Was a Ron Paul Baby” t-shirt. Once, when I gave a speech in Iowa, I was told the head of the convention center wanted to talk to me. She had her birth certificate, and this time, she said, she wanted a legible signature! I was delighted to sign it again.
Amber Alert Down, Michelle’s Site Up
WASHINGTON – The Amber Alert Web site to find missing children has been shut down due to government closures. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama’s fitness Web site is still in operation.
The Amber Alert program was established in 1996 to save American children from kidnapping and murder. The Web site states it is unavailable “due to a lapse in federal funding.”
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Web site is encouraging children to do jumping jacks.
Image credit: http://nextnewsnetwork.com
Introducing a Brilliant Parody Website of the NSA
This parody site of the NSA came across my Twitter feed today and I was very impressed with what I saw. At first, I expected it to just present me with a ton of laughs like a mainstream media article or The Onion might, but I quickly realized that much of the information on this site is accurate and may actually represent a great resource. Simply click on the picture of the homepage below to be redirected to the site. Enjoy!
Follow Mike on Twitter!
Another great post by Mike. When clicking on the “About” link to learn more I saw a link to another parody website from the same folks, screen capture below, click to follow.
Cody Wilson Responds To Congress Shutting Down Website With 3D Printer Gun Designs
Chicago, the Windy City, now has some new turbulence blowing through town. It seems that the Cook County Medical Examiner has started posting photos of unclaimed dead bodies on it’s official web site.
As reported by Craig Wall, FOX 32 News reporter for www.myfoxchicago.com…
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -
For the first time, the Cook County medical examiner’s office has posted photos of unclaimed bodies on their website in an effort to help identify them.
The program is generating some controversy because of the graphic images, but for the sake of people missing loved ones, this is a decision where the medical examiner believes the ends justify the means.
By Paul Joseph Watson
Federal agency removes web page admitting filming is not prohibited
The TSA has reacted to a national campaign encouraging people to opt out and film TSA procedures by removing a page on its website which admitted that recording security checkpoints is not prohibited.
The previous version of the TSA website (screenshot above) contained a page entitled “Taking Pictures at the Checkpoint,” which stated, “TSA does not prohibit the public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping or filming at security checkpoints, as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down.” Google’s cache of the old web page can still be viewed here.
Attempting to visit the URL now leads to a 404 page. The TSA’s admission that filming at TSA checkpoints is not prohibited has been deleted.
Like most of you I have received numerous emails and read various posts regarding the internet dooms day that is about to befall us on Monday. Thoughts take me back to the false fear regarding Y2K. That was when the internet, as we knew it, would crash and burn to the ground. People asked for my input the impact regarding this horrid threat and I told them what my true belief was. I said some stop light in a small town in Nebraska might be dysfunctional but good luck connecting the dots.
In my opinion the fear was created for a purpose, and that purpose created a very large cash flow going to the IT community to fix a problem that did not exist, driven by fear not fact, and that fear cost companies millions of dollars to address, imagine that, lol.
Again, let’s play the fear card, as it has proven so successful in the past but let us take that previous experience as use it for different ulterior motives. I could talk about the data mining but will leave that alone for now.
By Agence France-Presse
Greeks fed up with stories of austerity and gloom can now turn to a new website aptly named Everything is OK (ola kala, OK in Greek) which aims to bring only happy news stories to the population.
Describing itself as an “online health wellbeing portal”, the site www.olakala.gr tells users: “If you want to change your life, come with us.”
Weary Greeks can now seek solace online to learn how to meditate, find out how Germany has made the most of austerity measures and search for jobs and the “solutions to (your) problems” that the site proposes.
Amid the European debt crisis, Greece has been saturated with coverage of spiralling public debt and a possible exit from the eurozone.
Greeks are living under a tough series of austerity measures imposed in return for hefty EU-IMF bailouts in 2010 and 2011.