A DNS Firewall For Every Network

We spend a lot of time talking about CleanBrowsing in the context of content filtering, but in this article we’re going to spend some time focusing on the security benefits you get with CleanBrowsing.   By default, security is built into the CleanBrowsing service. It is foundation to every Free and Paid service. Organizations have…

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Internet Filters Are a Deterrent & Safeguard not an Absolute

We built CleanBrowsing to provide our kids with a set of guard rails while online. Since, the service has grown organically to over 5 billion requests a day, being used by large enterprises, parents, and everything in between. Through this process, we have been intimately familiar with the ongoing debate around the effectiveness of internet…

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The DNS Communication Hierarchy

CleanBrowsing is a DNS resolver that offers a content filtering service, it is why we say we are a DNS-based content filtering platform. But how exactly does that effect you, the user, when change your DNS?   This article aims to focus on the communication hierarchy that exists, and that you should be aware of,…

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Instagram Being Hacked via Password Reset Option

This is a public service announcement for all users to be aware of an active scam happening right now that is targeting instagram users.   This is a nasty, but effective, social phishing campaign that takes advantage of a relationship you have online.   It starts with a simple request. Who doesn’t want to help…

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Different Types of Content Filtering

CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based content filtering service. This means we can filter Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN), which means;:   State Example CAN block badexample.com CAN NOT Block badexample.com/path/to/file.php   What we can and cannot block is a direct reflection of the technology we have chosen to focus on. For us, focusing on DNS allowed…

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Safe DNS – Encrypting DNS for a Safe Online Experience

The Domain Name System (DNS) has been around since the conception of the internet. It is the most popular, under appreciated, technology that powers the web. What I call a critical piece of the fabric of the web.   Without it, we would have to remember things like 137.220.48.110 vs cleanbrowsing.org. Take a moment to…

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Benefits of Content Filtering with DNS

Content filtering is an important tool for internet users. It helps to block unwanted content, including websites that an individual / organization might deem inappropriate. For example, it is highly effective in preventing access to websites that contain malware or other threats. With┬áDNS filtering you can block access to specific domains, making it a useful…

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Online Porn and It’s Effects on Kids

One of the things that drove us to build CleanBrowsing was how easy it was to access both malicious and pornographic content online. Malicious content was something we were living and breathing at our startup at the time, but pornographic content was something a bit new and the focus was amplified by our own kids.…

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Encrypted DNS: What it Is and Why we should Care

Encrypted DNS itself is not new, it’s been around for a decade. What is changing is how it’s being deployed and made available.   While some of the changes can be applauded, many of the deployments are proving to be problematic to parents, schools, and other organizations looking to create family-friendly environments for kids.  …

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