Just as thieves scheme and plot methods of stealing cash from casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, they also try to come up with ways to hack into online casinos. Each online casino’s cashier system works day in and day out handling the financial transfers of the site’s players. Players come to play and don’t want to worry whether a hacker will have their credit card or bank account information via their favorite online casino. Naturally, online casinos are aware of security concerns and provide many types of protection for their customers.
Casinos use Secure Socket Layer, or SSL, encryption procedures as a dominant precautionary measure. By using SSL, players’ personal information is jumbled up using computer codes that make the information nearly indecipherable to hackers who may intercept the transmission. Most online casinos have taken to using the latest, most recently developed SSL encryption to protect their players. Personal information is stored on the servers of the online casino, and there is adequate protection.
Firewalls are in place to protect servers from unauthorized access. Strict regulations allow only senior casino staff to have access to information stored on the servers via a series of passwords. Every keystroke made by any casino staff member is recorded and can be reviewed for misconduct. Security systems embedded inside a casino’s software are designed by an outside firm like VeriSign, whose security systems are tested and verified by outside sources. Players may only access the casino through a username and password that only the player knows. Reputable casinos require players to have an individual account and personal identification number that must be used when withdrawing winnings from the casino. For players’ safety, many casinos automatically log players out when they navigate away from the site. For personal security, all players should deactivate the ability for their favorite online casino to “remember” their log in name and password.