OpenDNS - Is This Worth Using?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by DasFox, Jul 2, 2009.

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  1. DasFox

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  2. Rmus

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    I tried it a while back, but noticed no difference. I've not had problems with my ISP's DNS servers, so I use them.

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    I use it, because it works like a router, which blocks mallware and such without slowing down PC, though sometimes webpages can not load or it takes too long.
     
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    When I was into my " must protect self at all costs" security phase, I used them, and they worked just fine. Honestly if your ISP works just fine for you, don't bother.
     
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    I've read (and checked behaviour of) OpenDNS is good with source port randomization and predictable txid DNS recursion - cache poisoning attacks. I was unhappy with my isp's so tried OpenDNS.
     
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    According to this article it is very effective at preventing malware.
     
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    Exactly and you do not even have to visit a malicious web, lets say, that there is an AD on a legitimate web to a mallware web or file download, it will be blocked as well. And by blocking porno and adware via OpenDNS, the number of blocked mallware webpages will increase, since there are ussually in those categories. :)
     
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