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Kahnawake warns online poker players on Cereus encryption flaw

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has sounded a note of caution for players regarding the encryption issues which surfaced late last week at the Cereus Poker Network. In a statement Tuesday, the Commission noted that the mechanism used by Cereus for network transmissions contained the "potential for player gaming data to be improperly accessed under certain specific circumstances".

"The Commission is actively reviewing this matter with senior management of AbsolutePoker and UltimateBet and with its approved agents," the KGC statement revealed, giving an undertaking to the player community that it would issue a further notice as soon as its review has been completed.

The statement continues: "The Commission is monitoring immediate measures that are being taken to address the security issue and is advised that a more permanent solution is to be implemented on an urgent basis.

"Based on information available at this time, it appears unlikely that player gaming data was actually compromised. However, this possibility will be reviewed further and, if necessary, the Commission will direct that the appropriate remedial actions be taken.

"Until a solution to the security issue is fully implemented, the Commission recommends that players use caution when accessing the AbsolutePoker or UltimateBet sites and, in particular, when using a wired or wireless public network or a private wireless network."

Source: InfoPowa News

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