Tuesday, December 3, 2013

We Know It’s Bad When CNBC Reports Actual Facts About Obamacare

This morning, I want to quote the first few paragraphs of a CNBC article about Obamacare.

Because it is a CNBC article, we know there isn’t a conservatively designed word in it. So when it reports a critical analysis of anything Obama instead of its usual free-spirited opinion, we know we can take it about as seriously as anything that comes down the mainstream media pike.

And with this article, starkly named “No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker,” CNBC has gone really, really critical.

“It could take a year to secure the risk of ‘high exposures’ of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.

“‘When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn't appear to have happened this time,’ said David Kennedy, a so-called ‘white hat’ hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.

“‘It's really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn't built into it,’ said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. ‘We're talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.’

“According to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw the implementation of the website, the components used to build the site are compliant with standards set by Federal security authorities.”

First of all: Ouch! Writer Matthew J. Belvedere might be about to get fired for that factual display! Worse yet, CNBC could lose its creditability among truth-hating liberals.

Secondly: I’d say “what the heck” but nothing surprises me anymore about this stupid law or this stupid website. It’s a disaster. It always was a disaster. It always will be a disaster. Moving on…

Third: There are three immediate and glaring red flags raised by that last sentence I quoted, each of which – on their own, much less put together – explain just why this website is such a failure:

·         “According to the Department of Health and Human Services…” – It’s involved. Enough said.
·         “… which oversaw the implementation of the website…” – It’s really involved. Even worse!
·         “… the components used to build the site are compliant with standards set by Federal security authorities.” – And it’s working off of federal regulations. So basically, this thing ain’t ever gonna work.

Hey, don’t blame me for the negative report. I’m just quoting CNBC.

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