McAfee: Obamacare Is a ‘Hacker’s Wet Dream’

'I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans who will lose their identities'

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McAfee Anti Virus Software founder John McAfee criticized the confusing and insecure online apparatus being used by various states to implement Obamacare exchanges Wednesday onĀ Cavuto.

McAfee said the web aspect of Obamacare is “seriously bad” and “somebody made a grave error” not centralizing the system such that a consumer could go to one page and and see all of the “legitimate” health insurance brokers.

Instead, McAfee warned, any hacker can create a page posing as a health insurance broker and elicit personal information from unassuming consumers:

JOHN MCAFEE: Seriously bad, somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program, but in implementing the web aspect. It for example anybody can put up a web pain, and claim — web page and claim to be a broker for this system, there is no central place where I can go, and say, here are all of the legitimate brokers, or examiners for all of the states, and pick and choose one. Instead, any hacker can put a web site up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system, and this is health care after all, they can ask you the most intimate questions, you are freely going to answer them, what’s my social security number? My birth date.

NEIL CAVUTO: But once you have those two, boy then you’re off to the races, just those two things alone.

MCAFEE: Here’s the problem, it’s is not something to software can solve, what idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository. There should be one web site run by the government, you can click on the web site and then it will take you to the agencies, this is insane, I will predict that the loss of income, for the millions of Americans who will lose their identities, I mean you can imagine some retired lady in Utah with $75,000 in the bank saving her whole life, having it wiped out in one day because she signed up for Obamacare, and believe me this is going to happen millions of times, this is a hacker’s wet dream, I cannot believe they did this.

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