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AP denied security docs on HealthCare.gov, a risk to private information

August 20, 2014

In a Tuesday email correspondence, Jeremy Gillula, a staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told SCMagazine.com that he understands the government's concerns, but added that the idea of “security through obscurity” does not work in the real world.

“Microsoft never released the source code to Windows XP, but lots of malicious people and groups still found vulnerabilities that enabled them to attack PCs running Windows XP over the years,” Gillula said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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