Protect your networked devices – use filtering DNS servers

It’s very easy to protect your household against some common attacks: easily block known unsafe, fraudulent, phishing and infected Web sites from entering your home network and causing harm to your devices. It adds a first layer of defense by blocking unsafe sites automatically.

How? Simply use the Norton ConnectSafe DNS Services. It’s free for home users and provides three levels of protection:

  1. Level one: block malware, phishing and scam sites (.
  2. Level two: as level one, but includes sites that contain sexually explicit material.
  3. Level three: as level two, including sites that feature: mature content, abortion, alcohol, crime, drugs, file sharing, gambling, hate, suicide, tobacco or violence.

Read how to change the settings on your home router  or on your local computer on the Norton ConnectSafe website for home users. As a plus, it also supports DNSSEC.

I’ve been using them for quite a while now, and here in The Netherlands their resolving speed is fine.

As there an alternative?
Offcourse there is. You could also use Comodo Secure DNS, for example. They do the same, but it’s not possible to choose from different levels of protection. Also, they didn’t support DNSSEC when i tested it.

If you don’t want an USA based company, you can also use Yandex DNS. Yandex is one of Russia’s biggest search engines and they have several levels of DNS service: Basic (unfiltered), Safe (virus/malware filtering) and Family (including adult content filtering). Servers at Yandex LLC in Russia.

Don’t Login on Untrusted Computers

A password is only as secure as the computer or network it is used on. As such, never log in to a sensitive account from a public computer, such as computers in a cyber cafe, hotel lobby or conference hall. Bad guys target public computers such as these and infect them on purpose. The moment you type your password on an infected computer, these cyber criminals can harvest your passwords. If you have no choice but to use a public computer, change your password at the next available opportunity you have access to a trusted computer.

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