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Encryption and security

Whenever you decide to play at an online casino you really need to be checking that the casino uses both encryption and security methods in order to protect your own security. After all, the subject of money is a delicate matter to all of us, so make sure you are putting your money somewhere that is safe above all else. It is in the interest of reputable casinos to implement safe policies and procedures for both themselves and their players. As well as financial issues, privacy is just as important. Data encryption methods are utilised at online casinos to ensure that your personal information is kept private and secure at all times.

Encryption and security

There are two key internet security methods that you should be aware of: encryption and security. Most online casinos now boast 128-bit data encryption, as a means to secure clients’ personal details. This data encryption system scrambles information that is transferred over the internet. This allows the data to only be used and understood by those who are authorized to do so. The actual process scramblers player’s personal details and then unscrambles the same information by the use of a virtual key. When it comes to online gambling, details of financial transactions are kept safe by the encryption of a credit card number or bank account number details. As well as financial details, any passwords to access the casino and its games are also encrypted by the casino in attempts to do everything they can to avoid fraudsters and scammers.

Encryption is one of the most effective weapons online casinos use and have against potential hackers. The encryption process encodes messages and information which prevents outside parties from accessing them. This ensures your private details are not discovered by any unwanted third parties. This is by far the most popular method and many of the popular encryption techniques are actually very similar, with some even being identical to the ones that are used by international banks. You can rest assured that your transactions are 100% safe when this method of security is used.

Another method of security is Secure Socket Layer and Transport Layer Security. These two encryption strategies are also known as SSL and TSL. You will usually be able to locate this information at the bottom of the casino’s website page. A logo will be displayed in order to show you that the casino uses this encryption method. It will also be stated in the casino’s Terms and Conditions under ‘Se­cur­ity­’.  Both SSL and TSL are digital encryption strategies that are used to protect the details of transactions between different parties. These protocols are used widely within the industry and there are several different versions used. These kind of security methods are generally considered among the best that are available and are preferred by many of the online casinos today.

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, which is more commonly known a HTTPS, is a process in which your internet browser uses SSL and TSL (as mentioned above) to encrypt your personal information and to keep it safe. You will be able to tell you are using HTTPS because a small lock icon will appear next to your address bar in whatever browser you are using. If you do not see a small lock icon, then this means that HTTPS is not in use and you should proceed with great caution. As each browser is different, some browsers may display this icon at the beginning of the address bar, while other browsers may display it at the end of the address bar. HTTPS actually works by layering Hypertext Transfer Protocol on top of the TSL or the SSL protocol. This then adds the SSL or TSL capabilities over to a standard HTTP communication. For your own safety you should always ensure that this lock icon is displayed when playing at any online casino.

As well as the methods we have discussed above, most online casinos will also use some form of anti-virus, as viruses are also a risk when engaging in internet gambling. All reputable online casinos will feature strong anti-virus software. Their effective systems will guard spyware and malware, as well as viruses. You do not need to worry about downloading a casino’s software to your computer as this will not usually invite a virus to your computer. However, it is always advisable to have a secondary security measure with your own anti-virus software.

Online casinos will also keep detailed financial records of transactions, as well as using additional anti-fraud detection software. Online casinos and their teams really do understand that the security of personal information creates a crucial dilemma for their players. At the end of the day, players want to be able to enjoy gambling online in a safe and secure environment. Online casinos understand this and want more than anything for their players to return to their casino over and over again. Reputable casinos will take security with utmost importance and will take whatever security measures they can to meet industry standards.

When it comes to those measures, online casino data encryption has now become something to be proud of. As we mentioned earlier on this guide, you should always check on the casino website before playing as to whether or not they use the methods we have discussed in this guide. When playing at reputable casinos with household software names, encryption and security should never be an issue. Nevertheless, taking a few moments to research your chosen security will protect your personal information in the long run. If for some reason you cannot find any information about encryption and security, you should always contact the casino's support team before registering and air with great caution.

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