How Encrypted DNS is used to Bypass Content Filtering Services

Encryption is a mechanism by which you make things that are traditionally readable, unreadable. It’s the technology that helps keep those that should not be able to see something, from seeing something. As a security professional and privacy advocate, it’s a great thing!   As a parent, or a network administrator, charged with creating family-friendly…

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Disable DOH in Firefox, Edge and Chrome

Disable DOH in Firefox, Edge, Brave and Chrome (Windows) Browsers have introduced a way to encrypt DNS at the browser level, ignoring system level configurations. The introduction of this feature is based around security and privacy.   This feature, however, brings with it challenges for individuals and organizations alike. It creates a mechanism that can…

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Online Pornograhpy Ranks #2 for Reported Harmful Content on the Internet

The Reports Harmful Content (RHC) organization is a impartial dispute resolution service that works with organizations and users to report content that is deemed harmful. What is harmful is, obviously, very subjective so to address they analyzed community guidelines across multiple industry platforms and defined eight (8) content types that fit into the harmful classification:…

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Update DNS on Unifi USG with Controller Version 6.2.25

Update DNS on Unifi USG with Controller Version 6.2.25 The article will show you how to update the DNS settings on your Unifi USG with Controller Version 6.2.25. Step 1: Log into the Unifi Console You will make the changes inside your UDM Pro Network Controller. It should be accessible via this link: https://unifi.ui.com/dashboard Step 2:…

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How to Make Netflix Kid Friendly

Platforms like Netflix are closed-platforms. This means that it’s impossible for content filtering services like CleanBrowsing to filter its content. To do this, they would have to do something similar to Google and their Safe Search that would allow a network provider to enforce a “safe search” like experience. Until that’s made available, the best…

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My Router Does Not Allow DNS Changes

My Router Does Not Allow DNS Changes Over the past couple years we have been working hand in hand with organizations and individuals alike to help them switch their DNS from other providers to ours, CleanBrowsing. In the process, we have noticed a disturbing trend with some ISP’s where they do not allow DNS to…

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Where should I configure CleanBrowsing?

Where should I configure CleanBrowsing? A common problem we see with users of the service is confusion between deploying CleanBrowsing on a device (e.g., Windows, Mac) or on the network router. What is the right deployment? We recommend router deployments to cover the whole network. You can deploy on devices individually, and that can complement…

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Restrict Access to Approved Content only

Restrict Access to Approved Content only One of the more common requests we get from schools is how to restrict access to approved sites only. In essence, these schools are a) deploying devices to their students and faculty, or b) creating lap environments on their network. In each case, they don’t want to have to…

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