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(Huffington Post)   Darrell Issa (R-eally Evil) complains that healthcare.gov may be open to hacking, insists on un-redacted copies of the networking code, then releases it. The Aristocrats   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 192
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2014-01-11 11:03:21 AM

Markoff_Cheney: [www.newsbiscuit.com image 375x291]
seriously, this is what the modern republican party is becoming.  hilarious if it werent terrifying.


www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hilarifying
 
2014-01-11 11:10:00 AM
It doesn't matter what they do with the website.  The system itself is functioning just fine, with millions enrolled and we're only a few weeks into 2014.

While they're screwing around with a website, people are getting insurance.  Typical easy-to-confuse GOPers.
 
2014-01-11 11:22:13 AM
He's a whistleblower, just like Snowden
 
2014-01-11 11:23:49 AM

netweavr: He's a whistleblower, just like Snowden


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-01-11 11:24:37 AM
How is this farker not in prison yet?
 
2014-01-11 11:25:21 AM

that bosnian sniper: How is this farker not in prison yet?


He's more useful to the Democrats with a microphone in his hand and the illusion of power.
 
2014-01-11 11:25:25 AM
If you're a Republican, stick the barrel of one of those guns you love so much into your mouth and pull the farking trigger. It'll be the first decent thing you've ever done.
 
2014-01-11 11:30:14 AM
I farking hate this man.
 
2014-01-11 11:31:56 AM
This is why Republicans should be cut out of the process of governance to the very limit that the law allows.  They aren't here to help.  They want to destroy everything.
 
2014-01-11 11:34:33 AM
hipiseverything.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-11 11:35:54 AM
fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-01-11 11:37:08 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-11 11:37:37 AM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: What is Issa even going to do with raw code, debug it? Hold hearings about the exception error that happens when you submit a letter in a number field?


1. Obtain Source Code.
2. Covertly leak source code to contracted grey hat hackers.
3. Set up fake Syrian/Iranian "Hacker Group" on social media to bring down the ACA as an act of "terrorism"
4. Exploit site.
5. Dump sensitive information.
6. Democrat Impeachments and prosecutions.
7. War with Iran.
 
2014-01-11 11:38:24 AM
quietmike.org
 
2014-01-11 11:38:44 AM

coeyagi: [hipiseverything.files.wordpress.com image 850x656]


I beg to differ -- having the entire Amazon lodged in his eye, lobbing boulders from the safety of his own glass house, at imaginary splinters is  exactly what one would expect of a conservative Republican..
 
2014-01-11 11:39:20 AM

Gordon Bennett: If you're a Republican, stick the barrel of one of those guns you love so much into your mouth and pull the farking trigger. It'll be the first decent thing you've ever done.


Mmm. That sounds delightful.

Imagine if they were all gone. There'd be world peace within 10 years. 15 tops.

We'd be able to repair our relationships with the countries they've wrecked over the years. All of our children would be safer, healthier and have better educations. We could use military funds to devise better ways to clean the environment, or for space exploration and food distribution. There wouldn't be anything that we couldn't do.

We just need to lead the GOPigs to the slaughter. History would forgive us. It's a win-win-win all around.
 
2014-01-11 11:40:29 AM

MisterEZ: Gordon Bennett: If you're a Republican, stick the barrel of one of those guns you love so much into your mouth and pull the farking trigger. It'll be the first decent thing you've ever done.

Mmm. That sounds delightful.

Imagine if they were all gone. There'd be world peace within 10 years. 15 tops.

We'd be able to repair our relationships with the countries they've wrecked over the years. All of our children would be safer, healthier and have better educations. We could use military funds to devise better ways to clean the environment, or for space exploration and food distribution. There wouldn't be anything that we couldn't do.

We just need to lead the GOPigs to the slaughter. History would forgive us. It's a win-win-win all around.


Not sure if serious, but if you are, STOP IT.
 
2014-01-11 11:41:53 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: SilentStrider: Feeling stupid now, but to what are you referring?

Grand theft auto (x3), leaving the scene, arson, and insurance fraud.

Link


Holy crap, I thought he was a douche but I had no idea he was that downright evil. The guy sounds like a psychopath.
 
2014-01-11 11:43:16 AM
Grandiloquent Grapefruit:
Holy crap, I thought he was a douche but I had no idea he was that downright evil. The guy sounds like a psychopath.

Well that's reason one why his resume wasn't simply thrown into the trash by the Greedy Plutocrat Party.
 
2014-01-11 11:46:51 AM

MisterEZ: Imagine if they were all gone. There'd be world peace within 10 years. 15 tops.

We'd be able to repair our relationships with the countries they've wrecked over the years. All of our children would be safer, healthier and have better educations. We could use military funds to devise better ways to clean the environment, or for space exploration and food distribution. There wouldn't be anything that we couldn't do.


Their Rapture is our Rapture as well.
 
2014-01-11 11:49:09 AM

Grandiloquent Grapefruit: Dusk-You-n-Me: SilentStrider: Feeling stupid now, but to what are you referring?

Grand theft auto (x3), leaving the scene, arson, and insurance fraud.

Link

Holy crap, I thought he was a douche but I had no idea he was that downright evil. The guy sounds like a psychopath.


Scum does tend to rise to the top
 
2014-01-11 11:55:00 AM

GoldSpider: ...and Edward Snowden is still considered a traitor.


Yep. And that chick that used to be Bradley Manning. Classified material is not meant to be public. That is why it's classified.
 
2014-01-11 11:57:02 AM

Wyalt Derp: Are the people calling Issa a traitor the same people who called Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden heroes?


Are the people who can't tell the difference just flaming morons?
 
2014-01-11 12:02:17 PM

Atillathepun: Snapper Carr: as much as I dislike Issa, I'm skeptical about this.

1) There was no code in the letter linked by TFA.

2) Issa may be an opportunist and a terrible human being, but he is very tech savvy. He has to know that releasing the source code for a critical government website (especially one that collects vital user data) can only bite him in the ass in the long run.

Except he's released classified and sensitive info before without repercussion.


Says the people who are telling you he is releasing sensitive information this time.  Fool you twice?
 
2014-01-11 12:05:26 PM

TheBigJerk: Semantic Warrior:
Uh... nope.  Open source doesn't make it easier to hack information, it makes it easier for anyone to look at the code so any security flaws that could make HIPPA considerations vulnerable would become more likely noticed and fixed.  Open source doesn't give access to stored information.  Linux is open source and is far superior in its security than the likes of Windows.

This is more debatable than you Linux cowboys want to make it out to be.

But it *is* debatable, as opposed to clear that we should just trust in the closed-source semi-monopolies.

And it is tangential, the point that remains is that Issa has once again leaked classified information which could damage the functioning of our country in order to attack political enemies.


It's debatable in the same way that economy stimulation via food assistance vs tax cuts is debatable, that is to say that for some people the idea "hidden HAS to be more secure" seems so simple that mountains of data collected on the subject can't move them.
 
2014-01-11 12:05:44 PM
Why is Issa even allowed access to classified documents anymore? Has he ever been granted access to a secret document that he didn't leak to the media?
 
2014-01-11 12:07:43 PM

neomunk: TheBigJerk: Semantic Warrior:
Uh... nope.  Open source doesn't make it easier to hack information, it makes it easier for anyone to look at the code so any security flaws that could make HIPPA considerations vulnerable would become more likely noticed and fixed.  Open source doesn't give access to stored information.  Linux is open source and is far superior in its security than the likes of Windows.

This is more debatable than you Linux cowboys want to make it out to be.

But it *is* debatable, as opposed to clear that we should just trust in the closed-source semi-monopolies.

And it is tangential, the point that remains is that Issa has once again leaked classified information which could damage the functioning of our country in order to attack political enemies.

It's debatable in the same way that economy stimulation via food assistance vs tax cuts is debatable, that is to say that for some people the idea "hidden HAS to be more secure" seems so simple that mountains of data collected on the subject can't move them.


Oh, I forget to mention that I 100% agree on it being tangential to the situation, this scum is doing all he THINKS he can do to harm us and our healthcare.   Even if he inadvertently made the site stronger, he did it by accident while trying to tear it down.
 
2014-01-11 12:12:03 PM

lordjupiter: Markoff_Cheney: [www.newsbiscuit.com image 375x291]
seriously, this is what the modern republican party is becoming.  hilarious if it werent terrifying.

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hilarifying


i took a glance and saw urban dictionary and thought i had farked up my post.  its getting to where i am questioning the onionness of an article or two every farking day here.
and how the hell does this man still have a farking job?
 
2014-01-11 12:17:55 PM

Cataholic: Atillathepun: Snapper Carr: as much as I dislike Issa, I'm skeptical about this.

1) There was no code in the letter linked by TFA.

2) Issa may be an opportunist and a terrible human being, but he is very tech savvy. He has to know that releasing the source code for a critical government website (especially one that collects vital user data) can only bite him in the ass in the long run.

Except he's released classified and sensitive info before without repercussion.

Says the people who are telling you he is releasing sensitive information this time.  Fool you twice?


If it wasn't sensitive information he could've gotten it without having to beg for it like a child.
 
2014-01-11 12:31:43 PM
why the fark is this guy not in prison?
 
2014-01-11 12:37:18 PM

MattStafford: What issa did is obviously reprehensible and he should be punished, but question regarding this:

Why not make it open source? There has to be a team or coders out there who would gladly look over the code, point out problems or offer advice. They can check to see if any back doors were being added, check to make sure the security is up to standard, whatever.

Why is the us government concerned about the code being released? Wouldn't it be stronger if it was public and white hats can go over it and point out the problems before taking it live?


Let's suppose, as a thought exercise, that it takes an equal amount of time to write an exploit versus to patch it.

Joe has read about a vulnerability in Issa's docs, and takes 24 hours to write an exploit, after which he uses it to gain information.
Jan has read about the same vulnerability, and takes 24 hours to write a patch.  Since Jan is just some random person looking at the open source code, Jan goes through 24 months of government bureaucracy to get the fix applied.  Two years after Joe already got what he wanted and left.

Open source doesn't really work as a security mechanism when your "good" developers can't actually make changes.
 
2014-01-11 12:42:12 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Christ what a Republican


Dude, not cool. Children could read this.
 
2014-01-11 12:59:28 PM
Government websites are government property, yes? He should be in a jail cell now.
 
2014-01-11 01:11:33 PM

Anonymous Bosch: Government websites are government property, yes? He should be in a jail cell now.


When the site is actually breached, no one will ever be able to actually prove that the "Syrian Electronic Army" didn't actually do it with the exploit derived from source code obtained by the GOP.
 
2014-01-11 01:13:22 PM
Terrorist attack.
 
2014-01-11 01:13:41 PM

INTERTRON: Open source doesn't really work as a security mechanism when your "good" developers can't actually make changes.


This is the single best argument I've ever heard against OSS.  Kudos.

Sounds like we've got a culture of insecure practices going on in Public Sector IT.  Perhaps we need a "Loose Lips Sink Ships" type of propaganda campaign to fix it.  "Slow Patching? Plots Hatching!" or something like that.  The whole "we've got this under control, and that retaining that control means you must remain ignorant" philosophy isn't working very well, it just serves to cover up the all-too-common oopsies that keep occurring.
 
2014-01-11 01:19:38 PM
In his defense:

IF YOUR SUPER-SECURE CODE IS ONLY SECURE BECAUSE NO ONE SEES THE CODE, YOU'RE FARKED.

/Now, are there probably bugs?  Yes.  And was this stupid?  Yes.
//And hopefully the techies will go running through this code and laugh at them all.
///I was going to say "fix them and then submit a patch," but FFS, it's government.  The techies hate y'alls and the government wouldn't accept anonymous patches anyways.
 
2014-01-11 01:23:47 PM
All I know is he's sticking it to them libruls, and that's all that matters! Them damn libruls just don't get it.
www.desertrosebooks.com
 
2014-01-11 01:26:01 PM
Handing Darrell Issa sensitive documents is like handing a 12 year old boy a stack of Playboy magazines. You know he's going to share them.
 
2014-01-11 01:28:23 PM

red5ish: Handing Darrell Issa sensitive documents is like handing a 12 year old boy a stack of Playboy magazines. You know he's going to share them.


And those documents will be stuck together when you get them back.
 
2014-01-11 01:38:20 PM
Could you imagine the security nightmare if someone released the source code to something like an ENTIRE operating system? Especially one used on servers the world over, what a nightmare it would be!

Security through obscurity is the only true method to remain safe. Glad we all know that.
 
2014-01-11 01:45:26 PM
You do know that Issa is Arabic for Jesus.

The first rule of government agency software development is you never give your code to Jesus.
 
2014-01-11 01:49:40 PM
Properly written code does not need secrecy to remain secure.
 
2014-01-11 01:56:25 PM

meyerkev: In his defense:

IF YOUR SUPER-SECURE CODE IS ONLY SECURE BECAUSE NO ONE SEES THE CODE, YOU'RE FARKED.

/Now, are there probably bugs?  Yes.  And was this stupid?  Yes.
//And hopefully the techies will go running through this code and laugh at them all.
///I was going to say "fix them and then submit a patch," but FFS, it's government.  The techies hate y'alls and the government wouldn't accept anonymous patches anyways.


This argument is like saying "if you only lock your door, you deserve to be broken into"
 
2014-01-11 01:57:29 PM

coeyagi: netweavr: He's a whistleblower, just like Snowden

[www.quickmeme.com image 625x538]


Power Rangers toys? You, sir, are my new favorite person. :D

/hang Issa for treason plz
 
2014-01-11 01:57:52 PM
Why doesn't the NSA give him a 50-page document about Benghazi that "accidentally" contains Issa's SSN and bank information?
 
2014-01-11 02:05:43 PM

cameroncrazy1984: meyerkev: In his defense:

IF YOUR SUPER-SECURE CODE IS ONLY SECURE BECAUSE NO ONE SEES THE CODE, YOU'RE FARKED.

/Now, are there probably bugs?  Yes.  And was this stupid?  Yes.
//And hopefully the techies will go running through this code and laugh at them all.
///I was going to say "fix them and then submit a patch," but FFS, it's government.  The techies hate y'alls and the government wouldn't accept anonymous patches anyways.

This argument is like saying "if you only lock your door, you deserve to be broken into"


Or in this case, If we hand the GOP's minions the code to the vault, there's no way at all they'll go in late at night and wreck up the place.
 
2014-01-11 02:17:17 PM

Wyalt Derp: Are the people calling Issa a traitor the same people who called Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden heroes?


Releasing information with the purpose of destroying a website that is designed to help people is not the same as releasing information about wrongdoing by our government that hurts people.

Be less stupid next time.
 
2014-01-11 02:28:11 PM

Heliovdrake: How is this not a crime?


It is a crime, along with the other leaks he has made in the past. He should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In his case that means charging him with treason and going for the death penalty.
 
2014-01-11 02:33:30 PM
How the hell is that guy not being charged with treason?
 
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