Most of the major online poker websites in the industry are now facilitating an ingenious player protection product from QFX Software, a security and financial software group based in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Branded KeyScrambler, the software shield can be used on gaming at Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, PokerRoom, PartyPoker, UltimateBet Poker, Bodog Poker, Doyle's Room, Microgaming Network, 24h Poker, Carbon Poker, PlayersOnly Poker, Titan Poker, CD Poker, Hollywood Poker, and VC Poker, with a major upgrade released this week.
Online poker is one of the largest and fastest growing forms of gambling in the world and poker players' identities are frequently subject to online theft attempts by keyloggers, said a company spokesman. Using advanced keystroke encryption, KeyScrambler defeats both known and unknown keyloggers and works on computers that are already security compromised.
The product encrypts the user's keystrokes at the keyboard driver level and decrypts them within the protected applications, leaving keyloggers with only entirely indecipherable, encrypted keys to record.
Online poker protection is one of the enhancements most frequently requested by KeyScrambler users, a company spokesman said. Because poker accounts often hold considerable amounts of money, it is essential that poker players' identities are shielded against the threat of keyloggers, which track users' typing activity to capture passwords and other private information via malicious software code.
The upgrade boasts newly added support for 15 popular online poker games.
QFX offers a free version, KeyScrambler Personal, that protects all parts of select browsers against keyloggers. It encrypts everything a user types into the browser: logins, account numbers, credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email messages, URLs, search terms, popup password dialogs, master passwords and more.
QFX currently serves more than 580 000 active KeyScrambler users in 179 countries and territories.