Doyles Room and Cake Poker upgrades to SSL encryption

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 07, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

After PokerTableRatings.com was able to crack Cake Poker’s security encryption last week the popular online poker site underwent a major security upgrade, going from XOR encryption to the more secure SSL encryption.

Cake Poker’s card-room manager Lee Jones told Poker News Daily, “Player security is of the utmost importance to us. Our software team has been working overtime to add the SSL layer to our server-client communication and it is now in place on both our regular client and the new Client 2 beta version.”

According to Jones, by the end of Thursday all Cake Poker skins including Doyles Room had been upgraded to the SSL encryption –which to this point is an unhackable encryption used by banks and other financial institutions for their online transactions.

In much the same way that PTR cracked UB Poker’s security, the XOR encryption was most vulnerable to players using unsecured wireless networks to play online poker –even more so if the network was public. While the risk of a player being hacked on a secure wireless or home network was minimal, any type of security threat involving money and/or personal details cannot be understated.

In addition to the security breach, Cake Poker recently lost one of its most popular skins in Sportsbook.com, which has caused the network to fall to the 15th spot in terms of traffic according to pokerscout.com.

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