Rootkit Infiltrates Online Poker Software

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  1. ronjor

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  2. Longboard

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    Heh: trojan distributed by operator: staggering implications

    However:

    Sorry, I dont really feel sorry for either the users or the operators.
    I hope this will shut them down.

    ?This is their security:
    Probably most online gamblers have poor security awareness and the software was installed by their trusted operators!!

    To little too late and too arrogant.
    Hardly reassuring:
    Trust us to protect you while we take your money. Eh? LOL

    Gambling is one of the great social scourges of our times.
    Akin to the tobacco industry.
    Ruthless. Rivers of money. Very powerful industry groups.
    Govt "sponsored" for the tax revenue.

    In Oz up to 40% of AVERAGE household income goes into the Pokies/GeeGees/or online. Staggering.

    It's thought to be a right and a rite in Austarlia, part of our national identity.
    Somehow un-Australian if you dont participate

    Children locked in cars for whole days and needing to be rescued while "responsible parent" is enjoying a bit of gaming time.

    I have some personal experience of how odds can be altered in horse racing in OZ, but probably libel so cannot elaborate.

    Doubtless there is a downside for us all in this and the failure of their security measures, but it's hard to feel any sympathy for the businesses, just the poor users.

    I wonder if there could be legal redress if the trojan was distributed from source?

    Heh; always the tangent.
    Rant off.
     
  3. controler

    controler Guest

    I am one of those Techs that belong to the gambling community.

    My currentb job is installing slot machines.
    I work for the Number 1 slot machine company in the world

    IGT

    sorry

    con
     
  4. controler

    controler Guest

    On a side note I hate what I do but nobody else will have me.

    I am a hater. I hate the fact I work for the MS equivelant of the gaming world.
    I see all the old timers spending their SS checks on gambling.
    I also see that is what they want to do.

    Hell, I can be nlaying on the floor installing new games and the old timers walk over my body to try play the game even if it is not ready.

    When the economy is bad, Gaming is great.
    They can not lose.

    It is way more powerful than Any umm you can imagine.

    It is as powerful as any NSA , CIA ect.

    Con
     
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