Compounding Mistakes

It’s no secret that, the primary website for the Affordable Care Act, has been less than satisfactory. People are having a difficult time signing up for their mandatory insurance policies, which will eventually put them at risk of being fined. What is the planned remedy for this problem? Hiring Verizon to unfuck the website:

An informed source in the telecommunications industry said Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions division has been asked by the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the performance of the site, which is a key component of the Affordable Care Act. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made official.

I’m sure this will go over swimmingly:

A rudimentary URL hack may have exposed texting data for tens of millions of Verizon customers, according to a new report from security researcher Prvsec. The vulnerability was reportedly fixed in September, a month after Prvsec privately disclosed it to the carrier, but before it was addressed it allowed attackers to see who Verizon users texted and when, provided they had a subscriber-level login to the carrier’s website.

Verizon is obviously the best choice to develop a secure website that people will be entering their personal information into.