Online poker has made a game which was once only played by a select set of people available to players all over the world. Prior to the poker boom which occurred in the mid-2000s when broadband internet was introduced, poker was only played in a handful of places across the United States. But now there are millions of players, and it is possible to log on to an online poker site and sit down at a table within minutes. The fact that poker is now so accessible is a great thing for the game, but it has also brought about some security issues. To ensure that you are playing safely, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you start handing over your personal details.