For the last couple of weeks the online poker world has witnessed two of its leading poker rooms, UB and Absolute Poker, which together consist of the Cereus Network struggling with some serious security issues.
The security issues, discovered by a poker ranking site, basically allowed hacking of the two sites, penetrating to players’ accounts, and viewing their hole cards in real time play.
The issues aroused from poor encryption technology, which had been developed specifically for the Cereus Network.
This security breach is known to have caused a steep decline in players’ traffic in the two sites, which are usually known as heavy traffic poker rooms.
Now, Tokwiro Corporate, the owner of the Cereus Network issued a press release claiming that it has released a new version of the sites’ software. The new software includes an open SSL encryption for all client-Server communications at the two sites, claims Tokwiro, and solves all security problems in the UB and Absolute Poker.
Tokwiro Chief Operating Officer Paul Leggett assured: “Our priority is our players, and providing them with a secure online poker environment. The implementation of the Open SSL standard achieves this for our players, and we will continue to conduct rigorous verification tests and submit to third party audits to ensure our entire operation is secure.”
It now remains to be seen how the online poker world will react to Tokwiro’s statement and will the two sites regain players confident which is one of the most important factors when choosing an online poker room.