Friday April 12, 2013 : MALTA COMPANY ALLEGES WEAKNESSES IN ONLINE POKER SITE SECURITY
ReVuln says it has assessed a number of the top online poker sites and found them wanting
The Malta-based online security company ReVuln has claimed that several leading online poker sites need to attend to security vulnerabilities it has found in their systems following an independent probe.
In an initiative that sounds suspiciously like a publicity move, the company has issued a free and mainly technical report on its findings at:
Several influential publications, including CIO.com, picked up on the report and have widened its coverage with follow-up articles.
ReVuln defines itself as "…an international company providing various security services ranging from penetration testing to consulting, from training to vulnerability research."
The company asserts that client-side software is the most vulnerable part of online poker network security and urges that greater attention be paid to this element.
It highlights a paucity of SSL connections when updates are executed, and warns against insufficient password storage protection, recommending the use of unique encryption keys, and applauding the precautions required by industry leader Pokerstars.
iPoker, Microgaming and B3W were all subjected to the ReVuln probe, which details the findings on each in its free report.