futurism.com | “BASICALLY, IT ALLOWS US TO DO MORE OR LESS WHATEVER WE WANT.” Shifty Shufflers The house doesn’t always win. Researchers at the security firm IOActive say they’ve discovered that a card shuffling machine called the Deckmate, widely used by casinos and long thought to be impervious, is actually vulnerable to hacking, Wired reports — an exploit that could give a skilled cheater omniscient knowledge of every player’s cards.
tomshardware.com | Gambling is big business, and a casino’s revenue will make the highest of high-stakes bets on the floor look like peanuts. Therefore, casinos implement rigorous procedures and processes, to make sure there is no cheating by customers. However, compared with computers, some security researchers reckon gambling regulations and security technologies are “a bit out of date.” and this leads to interested parties fabricating its own proof of concept tools, using the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Kiratas.com | A common professional device for shuffling decks of cards allows you to look at your cards – literally. Three security researchers have managed to tap into the Deckmaster 2’s internal camera via the USB port. The purpose of the camera is to ensure that the device contains all the cards in a set. But if you can see the pictures, you also know the order in which the cards are dealt. Thus, an attacker can see which player is dealt which cards at the table.
fagenwasanni.com | Last year, a scandal erupted in the world of high-stakes, livestreamed poker when a relative novice successfully called the bluff of a veteran player using a poor hand. Accusations of cheating circulated, with poker players arguing that the novice must have had some extra knowledge of her opponent’s hand. An investigation by Hustler Live Casino found no evidence of foul play, but security researcher Joseph Tartaro of IOActive was intrigued by the claim that the automated card-shuffling machine used in the game, known as the Deckmate, was unhackable….
brobible.com | People have been trying to figure out ways to cheat at gambling since gambling became A Thing in the first place, and while casinos have mastered the art of warding off (and catching) unscrupulous patrons, there are still plenty of ways to gain an edge—as evidence by a new development involving the most popular card shuffling machine on the planet.