Norton DNS – Online security

InternetPictureThe internet has opened the world to communication, education, news and many other fantastic things however, there is a dark side. Viruses, Malware, Phishing sites, lots of baddies’. An innocent website you’re on, harmless, seems real until you get your bank statement in and you’ve been a victim of online fraud.

Protection comes in the form of keeping your operating system, browsers, anti-virus product up to date. Most of these sit in the background churning away some needing interaction of sometime. What if you had a hidden layer protecting you and your family from nasty’s out there, also having the option to control what websites users of your internet connection can connect to?

I discovered Norton DNS the other week through a random re-tweet while doing some research for a project i am working on. Taken from Norton DNS:

There are thousands of infected and fraudulent Web site lurking on the Internet, with new ones popping up daily. So how do you know if a site is safe to visit or a dangerous site that should be avoided? Simple. Use Norton DNS. It automatically blocks dangerous Web sites so you can surf the Web without worrying about getting infected or scammed.

The service can be accessed through an application you can download from Norton or if you’re more techie savvy then you have 2 options:

  1. Change DNS properties on your network card.
  2. If you have access to your Router admin – change the DNS Server properties.

Once you’ve changed your DNS settings you can login in to Norton DNS and apply the filters you want to block.

Norton Dns Admin Screenshot

As you can see from above you have options to select pre-defined content filtering policy or setup a custom one. Using such a DNS service you add an extra layer to your own and family security. Try it out, it’s free and can easily be forgotten about knowing you’re in good hands of Symantec.

Norton DNS

* Internet picture from Keith Ramsey – http://www.flickr.com/people/rmgimages/

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