A bad week for Cereus is getting steadily worse. Following the advisory notice issued by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA has now also advised players of the latest encryption flaw and the detailed counter-measures that have been deployed to date by Cereus management.
However, the more attention that is drawn to this problem, and the more assurances that are uttered, the worse it will get – and the more likely it is that players will abandon the two poker sites that operate on the nework, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet [UB], in their droves. Indeed, all the evidence suggests that they are already starting to abandon ship.
Given that Absolute Poker and UB have both been involved in major superuser scandals in the past, in which hackers ripped off players by being able to read the hole cards of opponents during a game, this could well be the beginning of the end for this network. Read more.