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Using OpenDNS to Prevent Access to Unwanted Websites

Although this article focuses on keeping kids safe on the Internet, the same technique can be used in a business setting to prevent employees from accessing unauthorized sites.  There are also a host of other advantages to using OpenDNS, including: typo correction, phishing protection, and added security.  See OpenDNS’s features here.


Protect Your Kids Online Using Open DNS

This week I have been covering tools to use within Windows Vista to help keep your kids safe using the PC and while being online.  This article will apply will show how to use Open DNS with any Operating System to help filter undesirable web content.  Simply put DNS (Domain Name System) translates IP address to an easy to remember hostname.  For example if you were to type “” without the quotes into your web browser you will be directed to

I wrote up an article previously that basically introduces you to Open DNS and how to add it to your router.  Here we will look a bit deeper into it and show you how to best use it to your advantage.  There is a lot of web content filtering possibilities which include specific sites, specific content, and adult website filtering.

Read the rest of the article here.

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