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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…
If you own or operate a small business, you understand the unique challenges that you face everyday with scaling your business. What you might not consider are the cybersecurity challenges that you face as an SMB. Cyber attacks worldwide are on the rise, and according to the Ponemon Institute, SMBs (particularly in the US) are…
Government cyber attacks are happening Cybercriminals, unfortunately, have a lot they can gain from infiltrating government agencies through online attacks. Not only can they impact government infrastructures, but they can steal secure credentials of government employees and citizens. Cyber attacks on US government organizations, according to some reports, are already in progress. In this article,…

6 Website Security Tips To Protect Your Business

Serena Raymond
February 24, 2020
Keeping your website secure is a no-brainer. Of course you want to do what you can to prevent customer data from ending up in the wrong hands. The difficult part is putting the security measures in place. But we’re making it a little easier for you with these website security tips. Website security What do…
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