Android Security Patches and Gambling
In this latest entry in our ongoing series on gambling technology, we take a look at the importance of Android security patches.
It is not very often that online gamblers would take time to read about Operating Systems and gadgets. We are basically very content letting everyone else lead the conversation as long as it does not affect our real money gambling.
Mess up with the best online casino gaming and you are sure to get a gambler’s attention. That is what has happened here. The Gambler was gleefully betting pennies on multi-million dollar jackpot video slots daydreaming about our day in the sun after we win the prize. That is when “IT” hit.
No, not the jackpot. The complete opposite, possibly the worst thing that could happen to an internet casino gamer. Well, not the worst, the worst would be losing real money without betting it. If you lose after betting that is cool.
IT was a headline exposing how Android Smartphone manufacturers were lying about installing monthly security patches. Google releases security updates for Android Operating Systems to deal with bugs regularly. These patches are supposed to be installed in order to prevent your smartphone from being hacked. Many vendors of these smartphones are missing more than one security patch. While on their own these holes that are created might not be harmful, they do leave your phone very vulnerable.
Why the Gambler is Concerned
The world has changed greatly from that time when mobile betting meant receiving a confirmation of a bet on your cell phone. Now the whole betting process can take place on the cell phone.
Mobile gambling is a new technology that makes it convenient for punters to place their bets on the go. Most top casinos online Australia sportsbooks allow gamblers to access their online gambling account via their smartphones. This means that a punter can deposit money, make a bet and withdraw their winnings all on their Android-powered phone.
This means that once the phone is compromised a lot of real money could be lost. Make sure that your phone has the latest bug and security fixes.