McAfee predicts hackers will empty Obamacare enrollees’ bank accounts

by Jack

The Washington Examiner reports, ObamaCare has extremely poor security that makes subscribers vulnerable to identity theft. John McAfee, the eccentric genious behind McAffee Anti-virus software, Obamacare websites have “no safeguards” to protect Americans who enroll in the health insurance exchanges from hackers who will “empty your bank account,” according to internet security pioneer John McAfee, said he could create a fake Obamacare exchange website for “a couple hundred dollars” and expect a big return on the scam.

“I’ll ask you your social security, your date of birth, [so] an hour later I can empty your bank account,” he told Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “And this is going to happen, it’s going to happen soon. Nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this,” he said. The interview was a follow-up to McAfee’s conversation with Fox’s Neil Cavuto last week. “There is no central place where I can go and say, ‘OK, here are all the legitimate brokers and examiners, for all of the states,’ and pick and choose one,” McAfee told Cavuto.

Erika Johnsen from recently wrote “…”The glitch was discovered last week by Ben Simo, a software tester in Arizona. Simo found that gaining access to people’s accounts was frighteningly simple. You could have:

-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.
-viewed the site’s unencrypted source code in any browser to find the password reset code.
-plugged in the user name and reset code, and the website would have displayed a person’s three security questions (your oldest niece’s first name, name of favorite pet, date of wedding anniversary, etc.).
-answered the security questions wrong, and the website would have spit out the account owner’s email address — again, unencrypted. …

“This seems really sloppy,” Simo said. “Either the developers were incompetent and did not know how to do the basic things to protect user information, or the development was so fractured that the individuals building the system didn’t understand how they fit into the bigger picture.”

“[I]nstead, any hacker can put a website up, and make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system — this is health care, after all — they can ask you the most intimate questions and you’re freely going to answer them.”

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24 Responses to McAfee predicts hackers will empty Obamacare enrollees’ bank accounts

  1. Libby says:


    McAfee says he spurned request on

    Jon Swartz, USA TODAY 8:38 p.m. EDT October 24, 2013

    SAN FRANCISCO – John McAfee said he turned down a request from a House committee to remedy because it has “no interest in fixing anything.”

  2. dewey says:

    Lions and Tigers and bears Oh No!

    Anyone can have a person’s Social security number and date of birth in minutes on the net!

    Identity theft does not need the ACA site to steal!

    LOL Our medical records are being outsourced to foreign countries by the companies that process them but that is OK with everybody?

    Equity companies are the problem. The hate for truth and reality is amazing.

    LOL Anyone who thinks their info is not already accessible is fooling themselves. There is a whole big educated world out there.

  3. dewey says:

    Also The Anons are in other countries and many work for McAffee, The best leaks and security comes from some of these McAffee workers overseas. They leak the truth.

    Healthcare is a problem? So glad I live in California the state. Not jefferson the scam

  4. Pie Guevara says:

    The idiot laughs out loud while an inept government compromises his privacy and security.

  5. Pie Guevara says:

    On a different (but related) security note, the evil our Malicious-Narcissistic-In-Chief is capable of is unfathomable.

    Top generals: Obama is ‘purging the military’

  6. Post Scripts says:

    Pie, I’m glad you linked the story about the generals. I was considering doing an article on it. It seems the Big Liar in the White House is following through on his plans to gut America anyway he can and destroy us from within.

  7. Post Scripts says:

    Dewey you and Libby just keep on skipping down the Obama trail smiling and joking and mocking those who choose not to follow. You can be totally oblivious to what’s coming, that’s fine, but never let it be said we didn’t try to warn you.

  8. Pie Guevara says:

    Trying to warn the mocking idiots of the left is about as likely to succeed as trying to teach a jackass comparative literature.

  9. Libby says:

    A guy named Thomas Ricks has already done a nice long piece for the Atlantic, but you might not like it … calls it “General Failure”.

    Central thesis is that the military has gone too corporate, too “cover-your-butt”, with a resulting mediocrity that needs … remediation.

  10. Pie Guevara says:

    Obama, the worst and most inept President since Jimmy Carter gets a backhanded evaluation from none other than President Peanut himself!

    “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances. His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.”

  11. Pie Guevara says:

    Re #6 Post Scripts :

    Pie, I’m glad you linked the story about the generals. I was considering doing an article on it. It seems the Big Liar in the White House is following through on his plans to gut America anyway he can and destroy us from within.

    Don’t let my link dissuade you, destruction is Obama’s idea of “fundamental change”. He is succeeding.

  12. Chris says:

    This would be the same John Mcafee who fled Belize as a fugitive last year after his neighbor was murdered, right?

    What a reliable source!

    Also, calling someone an idiot and then linking to World Net Daily is the conservative blog equivalent of calling someone gross and then loudly farting.

  13. Tina says:

    The Atlantic huh? Guess somebody had to do a cover his butt story for the least qualified and biggest failure ever to sit in the WH.

    Jack and Pie we’re not just losing key personnel in leadership, we are not sufficiently prepared should we have to defend ourselves:

    Defense News

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said his greatest fear is to receive an order to deploy thousands of troops. And with good reason.
    The Army has only two combat-ready brigades right now, he said. Even the ones headed to Afghanistan are qualified for the trainer and adviser mission, not combat.

    Odierno said he hopes to get the number of trained and equipped brigades to seven by June 2014.

    “There is going to come a time when we simply don’t have enough money to provide what I believe to be the right amount of ground forces to conduct contingency operations,” he said. “We’re not there yet, but it is something we are going to continue to review.”

    The fundamental transformation of America is all about social engineering, redistribution, centralized power, and an attempt to create permanent Democrat Party power in DC.

    Like all narcissistic arrogant people this bunch of Marxists have overplayed their hands and shown their true faces. They could give a rip about the poor, the middle class, the children or granny. In fact they just use these people as props to achieve their goals for ultimate power and control.

    How else to explain the destruction of the economy, the growing ranks of the poor, the ongoing sluggish growth, the continuing high unemployment, the destruction of the military, the ruination of America’s reputation with both allies and foes, careless planning for whatever was going on in Benghazi, the reckless and lethal gun walking scheme, the abuse of power at the IRS and FEC, the creation of another unsustainable entitlement program that will put economic pressure on struggling families, massive growth in our debt, corrupt intimidation of citizens and companies, the constant class and race warfare, the lack of accountability and constant blame shifting. Have I missed anything?

  14. Pie Guevara says:

    Predictably poor Chris again attacks the messenger. This utterly asinine behavior is fixed in progressives like white on Uncle Ben’s converted rice. Of course Chris’ poorly aimed puerile sneer doesn’t change the facts of Obama’s purge and generals testifying to it. It is what it is — stupid.

    And yes, the mocking idiots laugh out loud while the federal government compromises their privacy and security. Stupid is as stupid does. There is more than enough stupid to go around between Chris, Dewey, and Libby. Stupid to the point of maniacal.

    Chris’ sneer at McAffe also does not change the fact McAffe and his corporation are prominent, successful, and highly regarded successful security experts, and that their security concerns have been echoed by many other experts in the computer and systems security business.

    But, again, stupid is as stupid does. All that matters to these pathological idiots is to try to discredit sources they cannot compromise except by calumny, lies, and goose-stepping progressive brown shirt lunacy.

  15. Pie Guevara says:

    This is so appropriately connected to Democrats as to be positively cosmic —

    Prostitutes Celebrate ObamaCare

  16. Princess says:

    Once again our government, and especially Congress which holds the purse strings has screwed us over. For some reason Congress had no problem funding the NSA super spy center in Utah that cost billions and is melting down. The NSA which no one wants is fully funded. Over 800,000 people have high security clearance. But for some reason when it comes to the health care website that millions of people will need Congress refuses to fund it or build it in a way that protects us.

  17. Pie Guevara says:

    With all the revelations about NSA abuses and violations of the 4th Amendment rights of millions of American citizens and the leaking of national security data one might think Democrats, volunteer Obama brown shirt stooges, and other various and sundry progressives just might get a clue that information collection by ObamaCare might be similarly compromised and abused.

    But nooooooo. The gang of morons turns a blind eye. They laugh maniacally and mock. Perhaps it would be a good idea if people this damn stupid and insane should not be allowed to vote.

  18. More Common Sense says:

    I interviewed with McAfee back 1990; not just the company but the actual man, John McAfee. He was very friendly and outgoing and I liked him immediately. He was looking for someone to head up a software acquisition effort and, unfortunately, it was something I really was not interested in doing. I wanted to build things not acquire them. One thing that stands out from that experience is he was incredibly intelligent. Fast forward to the present. I followed his website during his Central America issues. I have no idea if he was involved in the murder of his neighbor or not. I really only have his side of the case because the government’s side has not been made public. In fact, as far as I know the government has indicated they only want to interview Mr. McAfee. Apparently he is concerned that an interview is not all that they want. His guilt or innocence aside, the man is a techno-giant and his comments about the Obamacare should be considered. I say this because, although my technical accomplishments are nothing compared to his I too have experience in this area and I agree with him. Just to validate my comments, I have a degree in Mathematics, a degree in Physics, and a Masters in Computer Science and 34 years in the computer software industry. The Obamacare website is a security disaster.

  19. Pie Guevara says:

    Whatever one may think of John McAfee’s bizarre hedonistic, drug abusing lifestyle, habits, and behaviors (admitted or alleged) that does not impeach his or his company’s superlative expertise in computer and network systems security.

    Nor does it impeach the expertise of others who are critical of the egregious security flaws in ObamaCare.

  20. Pie Guevara says:

    Security concerns aside, in a Twitter post the respected and award winning Fox News journalist, senior political analyst, and commentator Brit Hume has made the single most accurate and succinct evaluation of ObamaCare to date —

    “Purpose of Obamacare: Insure the uninsured. Effect of Obamacare to date: Uninsure the insured.”

  21. Pie Guevara says:


    This just in, moments ago posted on the Fox News Sunday video site. ObamaCare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel goes full manic. See the arrogance, hear the lies and pathological spin, watch the dance of crap from this quintessential progressive liar Obama creep as he keeps digging himself deeper and deeper. This is a must see.

  22. Pie Guevara says:

    On a completely unrelated note — A hero of mine, Charles Krauthammer, on Fox News Sunday Power Player Of the Week (Part 1, Part 2 next week)

  23. Pie Guevara says:

    The new lie to cover the old lie, “Mr. Obama clearly misspoke.” NYT leads the way.

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