As of December 2nd, the CEREUS networks sites, Absolute Poker & UB, have added an additional layer of security to the log-in process. This comes in the form of a small electronic device called a Security Token.
The Token generates a new string of digits at frequent intervals throughout the day. The CEREUS software, through an effectively uncrackable algorithm, generates the same strings at the same times. When the Security Token log-in restriction is activate for a CEREUS network account, you'll need to input the digits from your Token--along with your regular password--to log in.
A sadly high number of players have had experience with unauthorized access to their accounts or the accounts of their friends. Hackers continually come up with ever more clever ways to sneak malicious programs onto their victims computers--programs that report poker site passwords back to the villain. These crooks target high-profile players that are known to be very successful and presumably keep a lot of money in their accounts.
Although most of these attacks can be averted by never clicking suspicious links or downloading anything from an unknown source, the level of safety afforded by the Security Token is a welcome treat. With the Token activated, no one will be able to access your account without holding it in their hands. As Team UB Pro Joe Sebok explains, "we want to provide every option to boost their personal security, particularly those who keep sick amounts of cash in their accounts day-to-day."
The Security Token is available in the player rewards store for both AP and UB, where it can be purchased for a relatively low number of points.
Both sites will also continue to offer the option of a SecureID PIN, a secret five digit number that can be inputed via mouse clicks on an on-screen number pad, rather than with keystrokes.
By offering a variety of up-to-date security options, the CEREUS network sites ensure that players at all levels will be protected and unauthorized account intrusions will soon be a thing of the past.
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