STEP 1: SECURING YOUR HOME INTERNET

You could consider using OpenDns on your home internet connection for one of the four following reasons, or all of them. To provide an Ad blocker, faster internet, malware protection or a Family Firewall clean feed. But first you need to secure your modem/router. It's very quick and easy to do from any device connected to … Continue reading STEP 1: SECURING YOUR HOME INTERNET

STEP 2: OPENDNS AND WHY YOU NEED TO BE USING IT

Configured at your modem/router it is your first line of defense on the internet. Do you want a faster, more reliable home Internet service that you can manage from anywhere? Ad blocker ● Block ads on all devices by adding certain ad domains to the Always Block list Security ● Malware Protection - from things … Continue reading STEP 2: OPENDNS AND WHY YOU NEED TO BE USING IT

STEP 3: CONFIGURING YOUR AD BLOCKER

Once you have completed your OpenDns set up you can add the below sites to your network settings under Manage individual domains/Always block. This should block most ads on every device connected to your home modem/router. doubleclick.net ad.yieldmanager.com adadvisor.net adlog.com.com ads.mobilityware.com adservices.google.com advertising.com apps.mobilityware.com b.scorecardresearch.com campaign-tapad.s3.amazonaws.com ctxt.tribalfusion.com google-analytics.com googleadservices.com ib.adnxs.com intellitxt.com media.admob.com media.mobpartner.mobi munchkin.marketo.net origin.collective-media.net pagead2.googlesyndication.com pixel.quantserve.com static.ak.fbcdn.net swappit.tapad.com … Continue reading STEP 3: CONFIGURING YOUR AD BLOCKER

Setting up Telstra Broadband Protect

If your internet access is with Telstra Bigpond you could setup Telstra Broadband Protect on your Telstra provided modem/router as an alternative to OpenDns https://www.telstra.com.au/broadband/extras/broadbandprotect It works by directing your internet access to Telstras DNS servers which are factory set on your modem/router before it is posted out to your home. As far as I … Continue reading Setting up Telstra Broadband Protect

Would you like to easily block ads on all your devices?

This is a screen shot of the site speedtest.net before the ad blocker is turned on. The same site after. The page now loads faster without all the unwanted clutter. This will instantly apply to every device, smart phone, iPhone, tablet, iPad, PC, Mac - etc on your home network. It’s easy and you only have … Continue reading Would you like to easily block ads on all your devices?

Bravo, McDonald’s, for protecting children and families from Internet porn | Fox News

One of America’s most profitable companies and most beloved brands, McDonald’s, has shown that corporations can behave responsibly for the safety of all of its customers.  Recently, the company decided it would filter its public Wi-Fi to block both pornography and child pornography (child abuse images) from being viewed in its restaurants. Internet safety is … Continue reading Bravo, McDonald’s, for protecting children and families from Internet porn | Fox News

WHAT IS THE FAMILY FIREWALL?

The Family Firewall is not specifically a single piece of software or device just to protect the kids, but a more holistic concept for the whole family, including parents. It's an approach that attempts to provide a safer environment within the home as well as outside of it. It's about openess and awareness. It's an … Continue reading WHAT IS THE FAMILY FIREWALL?