Thousands of PokerStars Spin & Go players recently received an email that they’d be getting refunds for having participated in games where the company’s Terms of Service were being violated and online poker play was thusly compromised. While the refunds were issued, which is wonderful, no true explanation was given – and that’s a problem.
These days, there’s nothing in poker hotter than Twitch. The online streaming platform is attracting the biggest names in the game, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Somerville, Liv Boeree, and plenty others. These poker greats now have tens of thousands of people watching as they play poker online. But does streaming online poker session create too many security risks? Cyber security expert Eddie Harari examines Twitch and points out a few potential “leaks”. This is a must read for anyone who already streams their online poker sessions or who is considering doing so.
Following the excellent feedback we’ve gotten on his first article here on the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog, A Cyber Security Expert’s Analysis of Online Poker, Eddie Harari was kind enough to contribute this more in-depth piece examining the question of whether or not it’s possible to have a fully secure online poker environment. Mr. Harari has over 25 years of experience in the field and he also plays poker recreationally, both live and online. In addition to an exhaustive review of the prevalent security issues and risk analysis, both on the player and operator sides, he tackles the hot topic of online poker collusion – a MUST-READ!
To mark Cyber Monday today, Cardplayer Lifestyle is proud to publish a feature length post by cyber security expert Eddie Harari. With over 25 years of experience consulting governments, multinational companies, and online gaming sites – as well as playing poker both at the live and virtual felt – Harari has seen it all. As technology improves, so do ways for malicious computer criminals to carry out online poker attacks on unsuspecting individuals. Here then is an exhaustive overview and analysis of online poker cyber security – a MUST-READ!