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Online Poker Safety – Personal Information Safety at Online Poker Room
A look at different steps online poker rooms take to ensure your personal information is secure with them.
Personal Information at Online Poker Rooms – An Overview
When you register an account with an online poker room, one of the things you need to do is provide the poker room with some very confidential and private information about yourself. That can be quite a risky thing to do because that information, in the wrong hands, can mean a lot of trouble for you.
Identity theft is a very commonly seen phenomenon on the Internet, and giving your personal and private information to an online poker room exposes you to this risk in a big way. Or does it? Actually, while hypothetically it is a big risk to take, if you do your homework right and play at casinos that have a reputation for fair play and good practices, that risk becomes minimal.
So how do online poker rooms ensure that your personal and private information is safe in their custody? It is after all a big responsibility to take; any untoward incident can cause irreparable loss to its reputation, besides the possibility of a hefty legal bill if the player in question decides to pursue the matter legally.
Ensuring Safety of Your Personal Information with Encryption Technology
Almost all reputed online poker rooms use what is called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to provide total security for your personal information. Basically all your information gets encrypted, thereby rendering it inaccessible to the wrong people with the wrong intentions.
In some online poker rooms, you will find technology such as 1024 bit RSA key exchange in use, while in others you will find the encryption technology mentioned above. The kind of encryption technology varies among different poker rooms, depending on what their actual requirement is. In still some other poker rooms, you will find a healthy mix of RSA key exchange as well as encryption technology, thereby ensuring a multi-layered approach to protecting your personal information.
Safety for Your Personal Information Using Firewalls and Secure Servers
There are other ways that online poker rooms employ to protect your personal information. Most online poker rooms also use inaccessible firewalls to ensure hackers and malicious elements are not able to create a breach and gain access to your personal and confidential information. They create firewalls and place your personal information behind these firewalls.
Firewalls are just one of the elements that poker rooms use to ensure security for your confidential information. Another way of guaranteeing complete privacy for your personal information is to host this information in secure servers that cannot be breached.
To add to the security layers, these secure servers are also placed in physical locations that are highly secure as well. The locations are under surveillance 24x7 and have steps in place to ensure no one, physically or over the Internet, is able to gain access to your information.
In most cases, it is a fine balance of all the methods mentioned above that constitute the security setup of an online poker room, a setup that will guarantee security and privacy for any information about yourself that you provide the online poker room with.