Online poker virus is letting people cheat

18 September 2015

poker-chips Gambling and cheating goes hand-in-hand, doesn't it? AND THAT'S JUST THE BOOKIES EH? We're kidding of course, should any jumpy lawyers be reading. We don't want to have to write articles with thumb-screws on either.

Anyway, those who like playing online poker should be aware that there's some malware doing the rounds that allows other players to see your cards. People who are getting stung by this are those who have downloaded something like an app, from a site that isn't official or legit.

Really. People need to stop doing that. It is the source of far too many problems.

This particular malware allows a ne'er-do-well to track your ID, so they can follow you around and whoop you every time you play.

PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker users are at risk of being cheated out of money, and the malware is called Win32/Spy.Odlanor, or just Odlanor. Robert Lipovsky, Eset malware researcher, says: "In other cases, the spyware is installed through various poker-related programs"

As ever, to combat this, you need to make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date, and get rid of any malicious files with it.

TOPICS:   Scams

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