Bingo Room Security
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Bingo Room Security Measures
Are bank details being kept safe by the bingo room providers?
Keeping customer information safe is the number one priority for every online bingo provider, and that’s why every bit of information concerning the user is encrypted through methods such as Secure Sockets Layers (or SSL) and the Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol Secure (or HTTPS). In addition to these methods, customer information is also encrypted by the bingo rooms themselves and stored as an encrypted hash. You should also know that payments are typically done through registered operators who are in direct contact with the banks and have worked together on security protocols. The transaction systems that are then installed on the websites are thus checked by both parties to ensure additional security and transparency. Your information is never stored by bingo rooms, and information that is stored, such as your username and password is constantly encrypted with the latest algorithms.
Security software, is used in bingo players’ transactions?
Every online bingo platform needs to use security software in order to make its transactions safe. The software is designed to work with numerous payment systems, such as VISA or MasterCard, software being approved by the operators. Secure Electronic Transactions (or SET) were developed to ensure a high level of security concerning financial transactions. The Secure Electronic Transaction system makes sure that the user receives a digital certificate (or an electronic wallet), which leads to the verification of a transaction by using a digital certificates combination which is checked by both the service provider (in our case, the online bingo platform) and the customer’s bank.
The bingo rooms themselves also use firewalls and antivirus software to protect their servers. Depending on their operating systems, they may use programs such as the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Server Enterprise Edition for servers running on Windows, or the Sophos Server Antivirus Security for servers running on Linux or UNIX.
Security methods are used in bingo player’ transactions?
SET uses a wide range of security technologies such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) from Netscape, Secure Transaction Technology (STT) from Microsoft, and Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) from Terisa System. By using a complex technology the Secure Electronic Transaction system makes every interaction between a customer, a merchant and a bank as safe as a real money transaction. By using all those security methods, like any other online service provider, bingo room providers managed to create extremely safe environments, so that every player can feel safe about their money or personal data.
Bank and bingo room verification methods
In order to achieve safe transactions both banks and bingo rooms have to use various verification methods as the identity of a customer is questionable term until he/she provides proof of identity. Besides proof consisting of a photo / scan of the ID card or Passport, in order to fully use the account the bingo player needs to show a bank statement of his account. This process may take a few days, because the bingo room provider and the bank need to make sure that all the papers involved are authentic, reducing the risk of fraud, so the customer will have to be patient. If there are any doubts, the customer service of the bingo room will eventually contact the bingo player by phone or by e-mail to clarify all issues. As additional security measures the bingo room provider will have to check and correlate IP addresses and ranges with the address from the ID card to verify location and possibilities of an account being hacked or shared.
Fraud prevention methods used
Some fraud prevention methods need to be taken by both the bingo room provider and customer in order to stop internet bingo fraud. By playing online bingo and not only, the player is exposed to many dangers such as credit card theft, phishing, and identity theft.
The bingo room takes measures such as conducting multiple password checks, ensuring your password is strong and correlating data such as phone numbers, e-mails and accounts. Bingo rooms also verify all contradictions in data, unusual account activity or unusual login locations to ensure that the account hasn’t been compromised. If there is proof of that happening, the account is often locked and the user is required to complete a security check.
The bingo room will always ask you not to share your account with anyone. A customer should also be aware that fraud prevention is not only the duty of bingo rooms and website hosts. All parties are responsible for protection against internet frauds. Thus, the user should make sure to have updated anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware software constantly installed.