Saturday, April 19, 2014

Heartbleed Fears Prompt ObamaCare Password Reset

No sign #ObamaCare has been compromised: #WhiteHouse

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for ObamaCare are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. All enrollee passwords have been reset, the White House says, per CNN. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution.

The government's Heartbleed review is ongoing, the officials said, and users of other websites may also be told to change their passwords in the coming days, including those with accounts on the popular petitions page. Officials said the administration was prioritizing its analysis of websites with heavy traffic and the most sensitive user information.


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