Tag: Web Filter
Internet Safety: Get Filtered!
We all talk about installing a web filter. But I KNOW that some of you think it is this CRAZY technical project and you couldn’t possibly know how to do it. Well, below is a video tutorial describing how to install the K9 Web Filter on your home computer. It is very easy to follow. If you have any questions please leave a comment.
Review of K9 Web Filter
1. Easy to Install – This application installs like any other application that you would download from the Internet.
2. Easy to Configure – The dashboard is pretty self-explanatory. You can change settings for filter levels, customized filtering, allowed time periods, actions when a website is blocked. etc.
3. The Barking is Annoying – I turned on the barking option (bark when blocked) thinking that is a great feature to have in … Read More »
Internet Safety and OpenDNS
When trying to provide Internet Safety for the home, web filtering is one of the hot topics for parents. OpenDNS is a FREE web filtering service. Once implemented, it filters traffic for your entire network.
It filters traffic for ALL Internet enabled devices:
Mobile Devices (iTouch, iPhone, Android, iPad)
Let me repeat:
OpenDNS filters all traffic for ANY device connected to your Network!!
How does OpenDNS work?
DNS “Domain Name System (DNS) is a service that occurs in the background of your Internet traffic. Think of it as an address book for the Internet. Every website has an IP address let’s say 184.108.40.206. It is a unique IP address and your communication with that website is through that address. However, it would be difficult to have a list of favorite ‘IP addresses.’ Instead, websites have ‘domain names’ which are … Read More »