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What online casinos can teach us about internet security
Published on April 5, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

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We live in a world that's more connected than ever. People spend a lot of their time online communicating, making payments, playing games, and while they do this, they share a lot of information with third parties. Some of the information they share is quite sensitive – among them, personal information, location information, and information regarding finances, purchases, and bank accounts.

Keeping these safe online is not easy as there are so many services using them and so many people after them. You can never tell when any of the service providers you are in contact with comes under attack, threatening your privacy and security online. Thus, choosing providers that do the most for your security is vital.

Yet this might not be that easy today. Service providers do their best, yet they can't predict all the possible threats and can't always stay one step ahead of hackers. Even major tech companies can suffer serious attacks – just think of Apple's serious iCloud leak of 2014 or Yahoo's data breach in the same year that compromised over one billion user accounts.

There is one thing you hardly ever hear about: online casino hacks. There might be multiple reasons for this but one of them is surely the fact that operators take casino security and privacy very seriously.

Regulations and security measures

To be able to operate an online casino, a company needs a license. The licenses are issued by specific government agencies called gambling regulators, and they can be quite demanding when it comes to customer protection and privacy, especially in the European Union. One of the most widely used such licenses is the one issued by the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority), recognized by almost all countries in Europe. And their requirements for obtaining a casino license can be truly tough.

The 7Sultans Casino counts as a trusted online gaming venue. It has been in business for a very long time – it has opened its virtual doors in 1999 – and so far it hasn't been involved in any hacking scandals ever since. The 7Sultans is considered a safe place to play by the gaming community, and a fair operator observing all the rules imposed on it by its licensor. Playing at the 7Sultans is considered to be completely secure from all points of view.

The security measures used by the operator behind it – required by the regulatory body issuing its license – are very serious. Among others, they use secure servers locked in special, fire-proof rooms, industry-standard 128-bit encryption methods, and do regular backups of any data stored on their servers.

What they can teach us

Internet security is a matter that can't be taken lightly. Think of how many people – including several celebrities – were embarrassed by having their private pictures leaked online in the 2014 "Celebgate". Now think of how much the reputation of the service providers has decreased – indirectly leading to their companies' losses – thanks to the widespread scandal. Investing in privacy protection and security is vital – it can ensure the trust of customers, which is something money can't buy.
 
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