Don’t Forget about Mobile
Security when Gambling Online
There are more people than ever before using mobile devices to
gamble online. Because there are so many mobile devices, there is
more risk of these devices being hacked. A recent bug, named Shellshock,
targeted computers, phones, mobile devices, etc. Online gamblers
were part of the group of users who were targeted by the bug. The
bug was reportedly putting Mac computers and Android smartphones
at risk. Patches were put in place to solve the problem to some
extent but the bug showed just how vulnerable mobile devices can
If you are using your mobile device to gamble online then you need
to have firewalls and virus software on your smartphone or tablet.
Many people forget all about anti-virus software and firewalls when
they are using their mobile devices. That should not be the case
as the mobile device is even more at risk than a home computer.
There are many good anti-virus programs on the market. Some are
free and others have a yearly fee. It doesn’t matter which
of the programs you choose as long as you find software that is
reliable and that will protect you when you are using your mobile
device. Online gamblers need to be extremely vigilant because they
are using real money to play online casino games and have personal
information that could be at risk on their mobile device.
Check out the anti-virus and firewalls in place on your mobile
device today and upgrade them if needed.
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