Pretty much the worst nightmare for any online poker player would be their account being compromised. While online poker security is to a large extent the responsibility of the operator, it’s also the player’s responsibility to ensure they’re playing at a safe site to begin with.
Here, then, is a list of four things to keep in mind when selecting a place to play poker online. If the operator meets these criteria, you can be pretty certain that your funds are safe with them.
Nobody wants to get hacked and have their personal information disclosed. Online poker players are certainly at risk of this happening, so it’s important to try and take the right precautions to protect yourself.
Many online poker players turn to VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to help keep their internet connections more secure and guard their sensitive data from potential infiltrators. Here, then is a list of four solid VPN options from which to avail yourself.
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.
The bubble has burst – and not the good kind, where if you’re still in the tournament you’ll make money. Use any imagery you want, but the fact of the matter is that there’s nowhere left to hide: vicious Odlanor malware now allows attackers to see your hole cards at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. If operators don’t want everyone fleeing, they better act fast.
Everyone who plays online poker wants their experience and gameplay to be as secure as possible. As a computer security professional, I decided to take it upon myself to enhance the security of online poker games. I’ve just come out with a video to explain the project I’m working on. Please have a look and join me in my quest to make online poker more secure.
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.