## Uncovering the Keno Algorithm for Better Chances of Winning

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Each serious keno player applies his own keno algorithm to increase his chance of winning the jackpot. Even if the keno game is purely a game of luck, some people have formulated a few strategies in order to take home big payouts. It can be a bit complicated for the untrained eyes of the novices since it involves a few math principles. However, you do not need to become a math whiz to be able to study some algorithms in a keno game. Some may even regard this as a mere whim of superstitious keno players. Still, there can be some truth in the established patterns of number sequences in keno draws if we only care to scrutinize.

Most keno players agree that a keno algorithm can be detected by simply observing the number combinations that have been drawn by a random number generator. Casinos that operate keno games through such machines are likely to be populated by players who are very keen on observing how the numbers appear in every game. There are a few “success” stories of people beating the casinos that have unwittingly inspired the regular keno players. These people have been lucky enough to find out that most electronic keno machines start with the same seed values at one particular game in a day.

Some people have predicted that the big possibility of drawing the same patterns is due to the programming of the machines. If you will observe the history of a game (say, a four o’ clock daily draw) in its last 20 draws, you will surely come up with a repeating number combination. They often start with a seed number. “Seed number” is the term that is used to describe the first number in a sequence. The rest of the numbers following a seed number is relatively random. Actually, the numbers generated by machines are called “pseudo random numbers” because of their nature to establish patterns. They are not really “random” at all. It should be that the programmer did not put a certain instruction to the machine to randomize the numbers at every start of the draw. Perhaps you can use this information for your own advantage.

So far, the best strategy for winning a keno game is to study the history of the draws. You can pore over the results of the previous games and soon you will find out that some three to nine numbers do create a sequence. Of course, you may need to bet in a game for a particular hour in order to confirm your guess. The machines are likely to be reseeded to the same value for the same time of the day. Once you have successfully recorded the number sequences in every game, you may take the predicted number combination to the next draw. You are lucky enough if you hit at least 6 out of 10 numbers in the game. Always bet more than your usual wager. You may never know when you will …

## Who Do You Trust? Website Security Certificates

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We have warmed up to the ideas of banking and shopping online, partly because we understand the technology a little better and, partly because we tend to trust big institutions. But, mostly because more and more brave pioneers began using the new technology without being ateen or suffering other terrible consequences.

We can feel even better about trusting online banking and shopping if we better understand the Internet's definition of trust. On the Internet, trust is established by an organization's reputation but, more importantly by their web site's security certificate.

Do you remember Ralphie's Ovaltine secret decoder ring? He really, really, really had to have it so he could understand the secret radio message! Of course, Internet encryption is vastly more complex but the basic idea is the same.

HTTPS AND SSL

HTTP is the default protocol that your browser uses to communicate with web servers. You have probably seen a web address or URL (uniform resource locater) look like this: "http://www.southsidetech.com."

You do not have to type the http: // part because it is assumed. Your browser fills this part in for you automatically.

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, it does two things:

1. Encrypts your data, which means no one can see what the website sends to your browser or what your browser sends to the website.
2. It authenticates the web site. In other words it certifies that the web site is actually owned by the entity that claims to own it.

HTTPS is HTTP plus SSL. It means the web page at that address uses SSL to encrypt data and authenticate the website. Usually the link you use to get to a secured site is programmed with the https: // prefix. Otherwise, you would need to type this part of the address yourself because it is not the browsers default protocol.

When you see the little lock next to a web site's address in your browser's address bar, or you see "https" at the beginning of the address, this means that you are using encrypted communications.

Certificates

A Certificate is a document that a website shows a browser to authenticate its identity. It "certifies" that the website is who it says it is. They are issued by a "Certificate Authority" (CA), a company who will verify for the browser that a particular website's certificate can be trusted. All web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) come pre-loaded with security files for Certificate Permissions which opinion they will trust.

The website owner must generate a Certificate Signing Request and send it to a trusted CA. The CA then verifies the website's ownership and "signs" the security certificate. Once issued the web site owner installs the certificate on their web server. It includes owner information like organization name, address, etc. and public and private encryption keys.

Public and Private Keys

A private key is a secret password that the website it is known by only the website and the CA. This is how the CA can vouch for the website. …