Cake Poker tightens security following reported leaks

Cake Poker tightens security following reported leaks

Monday, 9 August 2010

Cake Poker suffered some embarrassment last week when it was reported that their encryption was compromised.

Tracking site PokerTableRatings, recently responsible for busting a bot ring on PokerStars, revealed that it was possible to access players’ account information including their hole cards as they played.

The error occurred because Cake were using XOR encryption, instead of the more secure industry standard SSL.

On Thursday, all sites on the Cake Poker network including Doyle's Room were upgraded to the safer 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.”

The XOR encryption is vulnerable to players using insecure wireless networks – it was this same way that the cheating scandal at UltimateBet was organised.

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