Originally Posted by hothands_30
I was recently playing on BoDog and a gentleman at the table said" Watch out two of these players at the table have the cheating program!" I was wondering if there is anyone that has heard of this so called program?
As it turns out, I wrote an article in which I discuss these cheating programs and the claims that they make. More importantly, I share some common sense thoughts on the subject. You are welcome to read the whole article, through the URL I provided, but here's what I can summarize, in a few words.
Online poker cheating programs DO exist. But they ARE NOT as advertised. Basically, they do not function in a way that most people expect them to.
So, most people have heard of cheating programs that would allow you to see some of your opponents' cards. Distributors of such programs claim that the program needs to be used for a while in order for it to "learn the algorithms... blah, blah." That is all baloney. No such programs exist. But, if you purchase and install this program, you may allow someone else to actually see YOUR cards. That's teh whole point of this program.
This is explained in detail in my article, so please read the entire article if you want to know more. But let em tell you another scenario.
You receive an email that says you've been added to some mailing list, for this or that, and if you wish to be removed from that mailing list, please click the link at the bottom of this email. Now, you click the link and you are in fact removed form that mailing list, and you never hear back from them. And you forget about that email and that you've ever clicked on that "remove" link.
I'm sure you see what I'm getting at. Yes, the moment you clicked on that link you also installed a small spyware program on your hard drive. That small program will send your hole card information to some 3rd party. That 3rd party also has an account at the same online poker room that you play at. When they see that a table is filled with players that have been duped into clicking on that "remove" link, they join in. At that point they can see everyone else's pocket cards (provided that everyone else clicked on that link).
So, the lesson to be learned here is that you should be careful about making "friendships" and exchanging any information with "friends" that you meet through online poker rooms. The online poker sharks are not going to be using an avatar that has fangs and claws. Most likely they will be posing as a hot chick and flirt with everyone. Eventually they may get people's email addresses. At that point these folks receive these anonymous "promotional" emails with then "remove" link. Later, a "new player" signs up on the same poker room, and that's how it all goes down...
So, cheating software really does exist. But no one is stupid enough to sell it for a couple of hundred bucks, when there's all that money to be made without sharing the technology with anyone.