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Posted in Announcement, Security with tags , , , , on May 13, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hello readers!

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Quick security announcement: those of you who uses 7-Zip, one of the best free file archiver/compressing tool out there, should make sure it’s up-to-date (just like every single software installed on your system) as some security flaws were discovered. At the time of writing, the latest version is v16.00 (2016-05-10) and that’s the version you should be using.

If you love to see brain splatter on your wall, I invite you to read the security article explaining the details. For others, just install the latest version from 7-Zip’s website. :D

Stay safe!

Sirus

References
-http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/05/multiple-7-zip-vulnerabilities.html

AD – Message to all IT Professionals

Posted in Ads with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2016 by Sirusdark

A great funny ad that is, Oh! So true!

Ad by Sophos on what users will do and how IT pro can have hope with their advertised security solutions.

Enjoy!

Sirus

How to filter Internet content easily under 30 seconds

Posted in Browser, Free, Internet, Knowledge, Security with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by Sirusdark

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Hello dear readers & visitors!

A friend of mine recently asked me if there was a way to easily filter web content so his kids and family wouldn’t stumble on adult content or other unwanted content.

Among the most simple solutions, one really stood out. It’s FREE, takes 30 seconds to implement, can be customized and in some case,┬ácan even increase your browsing speed!

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OpenDNS offer such a service and it’s free! In case you don’t know what OpenDNS is, it’s one of the biggest DNS service provider out there. Also, it’s now part of Cisco. So it’s not some obscure service I’m writing about.

How can you use it? Simply edit your DNS settings in your device or router! There are 2 ways to do it: with or without an account.

Keep-it-simple method

No account, configure and forget. Add these 2 FamilyShield nameservers (DNS resolvers) in your network settings and you’re good to go! It uses a set of presets and does the job well.

208.67.222.123
208.67.220.123

Power users & granular control

Want more POWAH? Create a free OpenDNS account, add your network, customize your categories, create whitelists, etc. and even help tag websites to improve the service!

If you don’t wanna do it for your whole network (via the router), make sure you install the little IP Updater app to update your IP address to your OpenDNS account. It’s available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

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208.67.220.220

Here you can find the screenshots showing you how to edit your DNS settings in every Windows versions. It’s very straightforward. If you have any questions, ask!

https://support.opendns.com/entries/36904770-Configuration-for-Windows

Now remember, no amount of security and control mechanisms will replace good teaching and being a role model to others.

Be the example to follow.

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/
-https://store.opendns.com/setup/#/familyshield
-https://store.opendns.com/get/home-free
-https://support.opendns.com/entries/23282614
-https://support.opendns.com/entries/36904770-Configuration-for-Windows-computers
-https://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac49/ac0/ac1/ac259/opendns.html
-https://blog.opendns.com/2010/06/23/introducing-familyshield-parental-controls/