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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:58 AM

OpenDNS is a free worldwide DNS service that gives many options like blocking sites falling in many categories like porn, drugs etc.

Good news is it blocks widespread Conficker worm automatically at DNS level.

Here at OpenDNS we’ve spent the past several months working to keep you safe from the Conficker worm. Using the OpenDNS service is widely considered to be one of the easiest and most guaranteed ways to protect your network. And today we roll out a free Conficker detection tool to give you actionable insight into whether or not you have Conficker on your network.

As David mentioned here, we’re in a unique position as your DNS provider of choice to block the worm at the DNS level and prevent it from phoning home. We’re also in a unique position to tell you, based on DNS queries coming from your account, if your network has been infected with Conficker. Log into your OpenDNS account now and you’ll see a banner indicating you either have Conficker or you don’t. This is a tremendously valuable service, and representative of a key innovation on the DNS.


Do you have Conficker? Find out in your OpenDNS account.
Worried about Conficker on April 1? Setting up OpenDNS can protect your network.

Edited by Romeo29, 11 April 2009 - 01:59 AM.


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