Things To Know While Playing ‘Online Games’

We all have spent a lot of time playing online games. Nowadays online games are much more interesting than before, you can also win prizes and earn money via these online gaming platforms. In this digital era, Millions of adults and kids are playing online games daily. At the end of 2015, The Online Gaming market was worth around $41.4 billion! and it is increasing day by day.

things to know while playing online games

As there are Millions of people spending their money on online gaming platforms. I was wondering if these gaming websites have sufficient security mechanism. My friend, who is an online gaming enthusiast told me about casino.com, which offers very interesting games i.e. Incredible Hulk, Funny Fruits and Gladiator with huge rewards. casino.com game image

casino.com has a very huge amount of daily visitors. You can try your luck and win real money by playing best online casino games at casino.com. People feel excited with these games, as real money is involved! We will analyse casino.com as an example website while talking about ‘Things To Know While Playing Online Games’.

There are some functionalities, which must be present in any website which are performing transactions.

1. Encryption

When you submit information using any form on a webpage, the webpage must perform encryption. Encryption is a process that makes information unreadable by humans. It is the most effective way to ensure data security. A secret key or password is required to process encrypted information. If a webpage is transferring that information in plain text (without using encryption). plain text can be easily intercepted by malicious hackers within your network. Make sure that your favourite online gaming website has this feature.
casino.com using https

casino.com takes care of Encryption as it uses Https protocol.  I also checked validity of its certificate and found that it is using a valid and trusted server certificate for encryption. It means your data is safe when you enter your credentials or credit card details in this website. As you can see in the screenshot, this website is using  a strong protocol (TLS 1.2), a strong key exchange (ECDHE_RSA with P-256), and a strong cipher (AES_256_GCM).

casino.com is using valid server certificate for encryption

2. Clean File / No Malwares

Like many online gaming websites Casino.com is also providing a facility to download their software and play games using it for a pleasing gaming experience.  I downloaded the exe file (installer) to install this software and Norton File Insight mentioned its reputation as a good file. That means no Norton user has reported this file as a malware. Also we found no threats reported from this website according to Norton Safe Web.

casino.com file insight by Norton

 

Norton Safe Web report for casino.com

norton safe web report for casino.com

As we can see, This web site has been verified by Symantec as a Valid business.

3. Secure Payment Gateways

This website offers many options to deposit your amount. you can use Visa, Maestro, Neteller, entropay, skrill, eco and kiwi wallet. All of them has applied advanced security mechanisms to secure your transactions.

So, These are the features you may check for while entering your credit card details in any online gaming website. Have fun! Good luck!

 

About Ashutosh Barot

Ashutosh Barot is a Security Researcher, Tech Enthusiast, Pursuing M.Tech in Cyber Security and Incident Response at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University,Gujarat. He has been acknowledged by various organizations such as Symantec Corporation, J.P.Morgan, Trend Micro, Verizon Enterprise, Go Airlines, Codecademy etc. for finding out security flaws in their websites.

Ashutosh Barot

Ashutosh Barot is a Security Researcher, Tech Enthusiast, Pursuing M.Tech in Cyber Security and Incident Response at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University,Gujarat. He has been acknowledged by various organizations such as Symantec Corporation, J.P.Morgan, Trend Micro, Verizon Enterprise, Go Airlines, Codecademy etc. for finding out security flaws in their websites.