Point of Keeping Safe Playing Poker Online – One of the most important basics of playing poker online is having a computer and a secure poker account.
We’ve all heard horror stories of people’s accounts being hacked and huge sums of money stolen, but the fact of the matter is that if you’re smart about the security and protection of your computer your daftar idnplay poker account will be nearly impossible to get hacked. You’d be surprised at the lack of even high stakes computer security players considering the huge amounts of money they keep online.
There are a few key points to keeping your computer and poker money safe:
1. Make sure you have up to date anti-virus and anti-malware software on your computer. Online poker scans your entire computer at least weekly.
2. Create a separate email account for your poker account. Don’t use e-mail that people know! And be sure to use security questions on e-mails that no one will ever know the answer to.
3. Use a separate password for your poker account. Generate random passwords with alternating numbers and letters that don’t use any information about yourself (ie: birthday, pet’s name, etc.) Be sure to change your poker account password every month or so.
4. Use RSA alerts whenever possible. If the site you are playing on offers one, GET ONE!
5. Do not download and run files from the internet if you are not 100% sure that they are legitimate. Trusted friends can link you to funny sites or videos, but there’s a chance that your friend’s instant messaging account is hacked and you’re next in line.
6. Depending on your level of play and how much money you save online, it is always a good idea to use a separate computer solely for poker. YES, ONLY FOR POKER! Using different computers to browse the web, instant messaging services are used and generally internet activity.
7. Never log on to a public wi-fi network to play poker. This applies to all hotels and casinos; their wi-fi network is not the securest place to play online. If you plan to play poker while you are traveling, buy an air card. This is great for using the internet on the go and also great for a backup source of the internet in case you catch a wi-fi hotspot.
8. Keep your wireless network as secure as possible. Use random hard to guess password for security lock. You can choose not to broadcast the network and only allow certain computers access to the network (for this I recommend doing some research on the subject, or hiring a professional to secure it for you).
9. Make sure your computer password is protected. Don’t let people use your computer unattended. This seems a little drastic, but when there is a large amount of money involved, even trusted friends can turn against you and install a virus or key logger to get your account.