Keep Online Gambling Account Secure

Lately, it has become increasingly common for large companies to fall victim to cyber-attacks in which massive amounts of customer data are stolen. But acts like these are usually committed by sophisticated operators, sometimes with the backing of a nation-state, who have little interest in targeting the average Internet user.

The more likely risk for the majority of us would involve our coworkers, exes, enemies and other acquaintances somehow cracking our passwords and doing us harm with the info they find. What’s worse, if you use the same password across all of your online accounts, an attacker can gain access to several at a time and make your life miserable in the process.
This is why it’s important to use long, unique passwords for each gaming site where you hold an account. This doesn’t mean that you’ll need to remember complicated strings of random text and characters, however. In general, the length of your password is more important than the actual letters used in it. Of course, you shouldn’t be using obvious strings like “123456789…” or “password123…”.
Security experts recommend creating a passphrase of 15+ characters that you can easily remember, but using words that normally wouldn’t be paired together. Adding capitals, blank spaces, and numbers to the phrases can make them even stronger. You can even use the name of the actual website in the password to differentiate it from different sites.
An even better option than trying to think up long, random passwords is to simply generate your passwords randomly and store them in a vault.
To add another ring of protection around your account, be sure and tick the option to receive notifications of each login attempt. This way, if someone tries to access your account without your permission you will be notified by email and can take action appropriately.

Through a method called phishing, attackers send phony yet official-looking emails which include links pointing to fake login pages for services you might use. For example, you could receive an email purporting to be from PayPal which asks you to click a link and enter your account details for one reason or another.
Regulated online casinos will not send you an email asking you to click a link and “confirm your details” or “verify your identity” by entering your login and password. If you are ever in doubt, type in the website address yourself and log into your account. From there you can contact support, if necessary to ensure that the request is legitimate.


Jan 3, 2022