The mandatory element for any online casino is security, as it is the primary incentive so that its users do not fall into uncertainty. Online sportsbooks do not skimp on expense when it comes to this issue and seeks to have the most up-to-date in protection software. To broaden the context, we interviewed the cybersecurity expert, Hugo Ugarte, who told us about all the characteristics that safe online casinos should have.
Hugo certifies that any non-dangerous site must have an encryption technology system, which makes it easy for processes such as winning, losing, disbursements, deposited bonuses, transfer times, and cash availability to run without delays.
The encryption passes through sockets (commands where two or more programs exchange data in an orderly manner) that are regulated by a Secure Socket Layer or better known as SSL (a system that guarantees that said data travels in an integral way) which must be to proof of DDoS attacks (which are attacks on servers from different computers to bring down the system).
Apart from the encryption system, no online sportsbook could be complete without a random number generator. The generator is a set of proprietary mathematical models and algorithms, which produce a highly random chaotic result. If you do not have a reliable one, there is no way to know if the site is fair when sharing the profits. It is the engine that makes all games subject to change.
A very constant concern among users is that their personal information is used for unethical purposes. This class of portals has a registry where very sensitive data is emptied, such as bank card numbers. “The encryption and protection of financial data is a priority issue, that is why we must have the best banking processors on the market with which every card is scanned under rigorous security methods that provide protection at all times, and under no circumstances store customer data, ” says the expert on digital security.
There are several signs that give away a fraudulent site, and Ugarte says that you have to be cautious when detecting the following:
If a domain is accessed with HTTP instead of https, it is likely that it does not have an SSL license; that is, they are not regulated by a Secure Socket Layer (a system that guarantees that said data travels in its entirety)
Pages that process payments and store your card for future purchases without having the PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) mechanism.
Sites that are advertised on pages of dubious origin such as cracks, illegal and pornographic downloads.
Hackers already know the rigorous security filters that payment processing sites have and choose not to waste time on them. However, they will try to corrupt the most vulnerable link, which is the user’s connection, especially in public networks, where they extract the password.