Play Secure Online Bingo & Casino
When you enter to a Bingo
site, they have a on-line banking module, you need be sure that
is 100% secure because you are typing confidential information,
such as your bank account number, credit card number and other important
data. But how do you know that the site is secure? Because they
told you so, right? Wrong! Not everyone tells the truth. Your web
browser on the other hand, will indicate to you if the line is secure
or not, thus making is virtually impossible for an unauthorized
party to access your personal information.
| Website ofte establish
a secure connection when they ask you to send personal information
Explorer and Netscape
Navigator have similar methods of indicating a secure connection.
When a site is secure, both Explorer
and Netscape may display a closed Padlock in the status bar, older
versions of Netscape
may display this as key.
||The status bar is
at the very bottom of your web browser . With Internet
Explorer, if the connection is not secure,
|then the padlock is
not displayed. Netscape
on the other hand displays an opened padlock.
Another sure way to check if the site's
connection is secureis by looking at their web address. It MUST
start with "https://" instead of the usual "http://".
The "S" after "http" signifies that the line
Now that you know that the page is
on a secure site, how do you know that the page actually belongs
to whom you think is does and that you are not actually on a spoofed
site (a site that resembles the look of the authentic organization)
that was set up by some dishonest person to steal your credit card
information? After all, anyone can set up a secure site if they
To verify that the site belongs to
the company you think it does, you can double click on the padlock
symbol. This should display an SSL (Secured Socket Layer) certificate
issued to the person or company whose site are on, confirming that
you are actually on their site. There are two levels of encryption,
wich means to alter (a file for example) using a secret code so
unauthorized parties are unable to access it.
||The different levels
of encryption are visible within the parentheses when you move
your mouse over the padlock or if you right click. You will
see the site has a 40 or 128 bit encryption.
|Both are secure, however
the amount of time to crack the code doubles with a 128 bit
Companies that issue SSL certificates
are know as "trusted third parties". What this means is
that you trust the issuer of the certificate that the site belongs
to who they say it does.
There are three main companies wich are specifically set up to verify
that companies are who they claim to be and issues certificates
to that effect. All the major international companies and many others
will have certificates issued by Verisign,
Entrust or Thawte.
Each one of these "trusted third parties" goes to great
deal of trouble to ensure that they only issue certificates to the
people entitled to have them.
|| Whatever you actually find out
when you check to see if the site does or doesn't have certificate,
you have to make the final decision as to wheter you will enter
your credit card information.
Just keep in mind that your credit
card information carries enough information for scam artist to assume
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