Healthcare.gov ‘may already have been compromised,’ security expert says
Updated: Tuesday, November 19 2013, 11:48 PM CST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Security risk is a big talker on Capitol Hill, but as Jeff Barnd shows us, some experts believe lawmakers are focusing on the wrong end of healthcare security. Everyone wants assurance that the Healthcare.gov website is as impenetrable to hackers as any site on the net. A House panel gives most government websites D's and F's for computer security. Jonathan Zdziarski is paid to hack into operating systems. He says we are fixated on the wrong end of security lapses and flaws when it comes to the healthcare website. The end user, the person at home signing up for healthcare on the government site, is most at risk for having their information stolen.
Zdziarski says hackers are busy creating new ways to socially engineer their way to where you live rather than target some massive government server. That's not to say Healthcare.gov is off limits. Zdziarski says web users should be especially leery of emails and phone callers soliciting your personal information.
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