Computer Security Expert McAfee: Obamacare a Hacker's Dream

Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 06:32 AM

By Greg Richter

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Saying "somebody made a grave error," McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee says millions of Americans could have their identities stolen as people sign up for Obamacare.

Appearing on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto" on Wednesday, the eccentric tech magnate warned that anyone can put up a fake Obamacare web page and claim to be a broker for the system. There is no central government-operated website to point people to legitimate brokers.

"Instead, any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system, this is healthcare after all, they can ask you the most intimate questions, and you're freely going to answer them," McAfee said. An unsuspecting user might give up his Social Security number, date of birth or share any mental health issues, he said.

Though he announced this past weekend development of software that can hide users from the NSA's prying eyes, McAfee said the hacker issue isn't a problem software can solve.

"What idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository?" he asked. "This is insane. I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans that are going to lose their identities … "


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