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Betfair are Dedicated to Your Account Security

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 08:32

Security is a big deal in the world of online gaming. That is because real money is being transferred between people and the platform and money is usually the reason for any attacks on an account that someone may commit.

In order to combat this, Betfair have put a lot of time and effort into the following checks and balances to make your online gaming experience all the more safe which means you don’t have to be worried about your money or info being at risk and can have the best experience on the site possible.

2-Step Authentication


Betfair's 2-Step Authentication reduces the chance of having your account compromised. That's because in an addition to your username and password Betfair will ask you to enter a one-time code, which will be sent to your phone via SMS or displayed by the Google Authenticator application for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone, either for every login or only for new devices depending on your settings.

This authentication scheme protects against a range of attacks and eliminates the risk of insecure/easily guessable passwords or shared password being leaked from other websites you use. When you have enabled Betfair's 2-Step Authentication, attackers not only have to know/guess your username and password but also guess an additional one-time password, which changes every 30 seconds. It is very difficult to perform this type of attack due to the computational complexity it carries. With two-step authentication, your Betfair account will have the best protection available.

Security Compliance


Betfair is ISO27001 certified, the de-facto global standard for Information Security Management. This they have implemented the necessary security management, policies, standards and procedures to protect their customers and their business. ISO27001 certification demonstrates thatBetfair are serious about delivering premium quality security.

Betfair is also PCI certified and, as a Level 1 merchant, they undergo annual PCI validation by an external and independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). You can have confidence that your payment card details are stored and used securely.

Security Technologies


Betfair employs numerous technologies to help protect customers from attackers on the Internet. At every stage, from product design and development through to operations, they have security in mind.

Here are some examples:
The servers in their data centres are physically secured with biometrics, guards and cameras as well as digitally secured with firewalls, intrusion detection systems and traffic analysis solutions that examine every byte of data as it enters and then moves around within their data centres. These monitor for unauthorised changes, tampering and viruses. Automated tools continuously scan their IT systems looking for any problems where software needs patching or where security configuration could be improved.

All of this technology means you can be confident that using Betfair's products has the same level of safety you'd normally associate with online banking or large financial services companies.

Your Personal Information


Like other gambling and gaming companies, Betfair is required to collect personal information during the registration process in order comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

But they know that they must never use your personal information for purposes other than those necessary to operate the website and products. They will sometimes use data processing agencies and, where they do, they will perform rigorous checks to make sure that these companies are reputable and will look after your data.

They also use SSL technology to make sure the information you are entering is protected. SSL is a well-known standard which encrypts data before it leaves your computer in a way that can only be decrypted by Betfair's servers. Similarly, the web pages you view are encrypted by Betfair's servers and only your computer can decrypt and then display them. If you have a relatively new browser like Chrome, Firefox or Opera, then this encryption is "military grade" 256-bit AES.