All just a game of poker is a part of a new trend of ‘low tech sophistication cyber crime’…
In the recent games of ‘Taboo’ players had to guess the combination of a secret word or a number in order to gain 15 points. Luckily for the victims the combination was ‘password’!
So how did the security of ‘Password’ form part of the puzzle? The answer is that the password was actually a single random choice made according to the real user name and password. The password was then all natural characters in order to prevent anyone getting password-however, it turned out to be a sequence of 26 letters, 9 numbers and some special characters.
These real user names and passwords were then mixed-and-matched in a way that allowed a hacker to use this ‘password’ at a variety of online poker rooms. Some accounts were hacked so easily that the hacker was even able to view detailed losses in the hands of other players. At first nobody could believe it, especially after a huge buy-in on one of the world’s biggest poker rooms. But after a few hours it was discovered that it was all a scam, and the real user was badly unlucky.
What brings us back to ‘Password’? Such that it was hacked and anyone could check any of your information with it. Aside from that any private information like setting of arrival and departure dates, telephone numbers, etc. were also revealed. In social networking sites, where the privacy is highly restricted, this sort of reveal can be prevented by using the ‘privacy settings’ of a social networking site.
‘.edu’, as mentioned in the email, stands for ‘University of Education’ and is a domain that is managed by the distributers of education for the campus. There are Northwestern University computers, LAN computers and SOHO printers in the data center, which is managed by the IT department.
The IT department is a small department that is organizing and deploying computers for schools and universities across the country. For this they have to make sure that their computers are ready to support the various demands of users, who are scattered all over the country.
When the administrator of the system clicks the ‘REQUEST’ button, what happens behind the scene? An error page appears; asking me to confirm that I am the right person to access the files and click ‘Yes’. If I have errors in my answers then I am asked back and given the reasons why I got the errors. But, no worries, I can always go back and forth quickly through this process.
The next page is where I clear my browser cache and temporary files. This is to make sure that if I visit any website it will clear the cache and files on my computer so that I can really get a feel of what is going on before I visit the site.
After I have cleared all these things, I then click the ‘ENHANCED UPDATE’ button so that I can update my security settings. This is to make sure that I have pretty much unlimited access to the system through my browser.
button so that I can make sure that my browser is more secure. Looked for any spelling mistakes or anything that I may have done wrong when I typed my user name and password. Things like that would give me a solid clue as to whether or not I should go to this site or another site.
After I have done that, I then input my credit card number in the appropriate place on the site, make a few stops to make sure that my password and information are safe. Make sure that the site validates the accuracy of its passwords.
It is, of course, very important to make sure that your Dewapoker site is secure if you have sensitive information on your site for patrons to see. But, if you have sensitive information and you do not want your patrons to have access to it then you must make sure that they can only access an encrypted version of the site. This means that you must have an encryption system in place that allows your patrons to input the information and it must be completely secure and reveal nothing about you or your business.
As far as ongoing security is concerned, you also need to make sure that you have the right to conduct transactions and receive payments from your users in order to avoid any complaints and refunds.
There are so many other factors, beside the specific site, that will help one decide whether or not to go for an encrypted system and whether or not to use a paper product. But, all in all, this is one factor among many that will help decide whether or not to use an encrypted system.
One final note. Be careful about what you say about other people’s systems and their use.