Why it’s time you opted for DNS protection
Internet access introduces a wide variety of security risks to your data, passwords and personal information.
With MITM (man in the middle), ransomware and phishing attacks increasing as cybercrime becomes big business for criminals, now has never been a more important time to protect yourself from these hackers.
DNS is an important piece of the internet, without it your computer wouldn’t know where a website is located. DNS works by converting a website address to an IP address. If your computer is connected to a hackers DNS server they choose what IP you are taken to when you visit a website.
In our recent post we explain the dangers of free wi-fi and MITM in more detail.
What is DNS protection?
DNS protection works by forcing your computer to use a verified DNS server to direct your computer to the correct location each time. It also protects your family or business from websites known to be hosting malware and phishing content.
How do you get protected?
The great news if your a home customer is it’s completely free! Visit OpenDNS and sign up.
Business customer? Contact us to arrange a trial of OpenDNS Umbrella – it’s a great barrier but also gives you the flexibility of content blocking social sites too.
DNS protection is a single layer in your IT security – to ensure you have the best available protection we reccomend using DNS protection alongside MalwareBytes.