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The Biggest Data Breaches of 2020

Serena Raymond
September 17, 2020

What were the biggest data breaches of 2020 so far? We go record-by-record to discover the largest data leaks.

“What is DNS security?” We answer that question here, tell you why you need to secure DNS, and give you examples of types of attacks.

Have you ever questioned “Is this link safe?” If you’ve ever opened an email or clicked an ad, the answer is probably “Yes.” Here’s how to stay safe online.

When it comes to DNS encryption, there’s a lot of discussion around DNS-over-HTTPS because it’s what Google uses. But DNS-over-TLS is better in a lot of ways.

How secure is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)? This method of encrypting online communication only protects you from certain cyber threats. An SSL certificate does not equal safety.

What is Domain Greylisting?

Serena Raymond
June 16, 2020

Domain greylisting temporarily blocks users from visiting suspicious websites. This method of spam filtering protects you from phishing attacks and malware.

You’ve likely heard of ransomware. It’s one of the major cybersecurity threats out there. Unfortunately, it’s a growing threat as government agencies, hospitals, and police departments become more vulnerable to these types of attacks. And that’s one reason ransomware-as-a-service (or RaaS) is a growing trend. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a very specific type of…

Why Phishing Attacks Are a Big Deal

Serena Raymond
April 17, 2020
Everyone using a computer in 2020 has gotten a phishing email. While you might not be able to claim that you are a victim of a phishing attack, you’ve likely heard of the scam. If this is the first time you’re hearing about phishing attacks, in this blog post we’ll show you why they’re such…

How To Spot A Coronavirus Scam

Serena Raymond
April 8, 2020
Hackers are incredibly busy right now. Everyone is at home, working if they can, and everyone is online. It’s created the perfect moment for coronavirus scams to take center stage. At DNSFilter, we’ve noticed a surge in bad sites detected by our AI on a daily basis beginning in February. While we can’t say for…

Cybersecurity 2020 Snapshot

Serena Raymond
March 30, 2020
This post on cybersecurity 2020 isn’t about cybersecurity hindsight. We’re putting this year-to-date under a microscope and observing exactly where cybersecurity stands. We’re going to explore external influences on cybersecurity, trends we’re seeing in the space, and what it means for businesses everywhere. Coronavirus effect on cybersecurity 2020 at-a-glance You didn’t think you were going…
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