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    New, free, secure DNS protects you against malicious websites

    Posting here because I think it merits a wider audience.

    A host of organisations have got to together to offer a security-focused DNS alternative.

    If you change your DNS to 9.9.9.9 then when you access a site it will be checked against a ginormous database of nasties, and block the bad ones for you.

    Unlike Google, they don't collect and use the information, they just check it and dump it.

    I've had it switched on since last week with no problem.


    Quad9 is a free, recursive, anycast DNS platform that provides end users robust security protections, high-performance, and privacy.

    Security: Quad9 blocks against known malicious domains, preventing your computers and IoT devices from connecting malware or phishing sites. Whenever a Quad9 user clicks on a website link or types in an address into a web browser, Quad9 will check the site against the IBM X-Force threat intelligence database of over 40 billion analyzed web pages and images. Quad9 also taps feeds from 18 additional threat intelligence partners to block a large portion of the threats that present risk to end users and businesses alike.

    Performance: Quad9 systems are distributed worldwide in more than 100 locations at launch, with more than 160 locations in total on schedule for 2018. These servers are located primarily at Internet Exchange points, meaning that the distance and time required to get answers is lower than almost any other solution. These systems are distributed worldwide, not just in high-population areas, meaning users in less well-served areas can see significant improvements in speed on DNS lookups. The systems are “anycast” meaning that queries will automatically be routed to the closest operational system.

    Privacy: No personally-identifiable information is collected by the system. IP addresses of end users are not stored to disk or distributed outside of the equipment answering the query in the local data center. Quad9 is a nonprofit organization dedicated only to the operation of DNS services. There are no other secondary revenue streams for personally-identifiable data, and the core charter of the organization is to provide secure, fast, private DNS.
    Instructions for Mac and Windows can be found here:

    https://www.quad9.net/#/#setup-quad9


    This has been a public service announcement from Harry.

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    interesting, how long before they get hacked and fucked

    I will trust Google better, just because they have a more secure network against attacks

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    Thanks Harry, I'm trying it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    interesting, how long before they get hacked and fucked

    I will trust Google better, just because they have a more secure network against attacks
    Yes because Google's track record on security is second to none.

    Oh hang on, it isn't.


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    I thought I'd try it out and followed the instructions on the video but it doesn't seem to work?
    I am a bit thick though......

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    what happened to openDNS ? they were doing the same thing and then got hacked or fucked by a DoS

    not happening with Google,

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    I thought I'd try it out and followed the instructions on the video but it doesn't seem to work?
    I am a bit thick though......
    Well we'll just leave it at that then.

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    i reckon Pops.

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    Just switched over to it.... give it a try for a month or so

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    Is gauranteed liek a sort of cybercondom or netsock?

    I'm not very clever with the interwebs, In 2001 I bought an O Neil surfboard as a router, tho it was a good rooter booster

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