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Spoiler Alert! You Are Under Attack

You may have heard that targeted attacks are on the rise—businesses are constantly under attack. The challenge that security professionals face is too much noise, and at the end of the day, it’s pretty hard to determine…

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What Is the Difference between Authoritative and Recursive DNS Nameservers?

DNS Overview The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the most essential parts of the Internet’s infrastructure. By using DNS, you can connect to a website like opendns.com without having to know the website’s IP address. (After…

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Creating a Culture of Security Awareness

If you follow cyber security news these days, you’ll find that there’s a lot to keep up on. Threats exist everywhere. Just in 2014 alone, we’ve heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL, the proliferation of…

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Targeted Attacks by Penguins, Cyborgs and Athletes

It’s All About The Data Today, data defines our personal identities, companies’ intellectual property, and businesses’ reputations. Your credit ratings, a company’s competitive advantage, and even stock prices are damaged…

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You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

Buzzwords are the worst, and unfortunately the security industry is rife with jargon—terms that either don’t mean anything in the first place or try ineffectively to dress up un-sexy verbiage for marketing purposes. You’ll…

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Why Ads and Security Don’t Mix

Our CEO and founder, David Ulevitch, recently announced that OpenDNS would be turning off ads. The main reason is because, as David says, “ads and security don’t mix”. In the last few years, “Malvertising” (malicious…

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Honeypots, Botnets, and Spyware, Oh My!

Sometimes, it feels like there’s a language barrier between technical and non-technical people. Terms like backdoor, rootkit, or zero-day, which may be commonplace to a security professional, often leave users in the dark. At…

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No more ads

TL;DR: We’ve always tried to put user experience first, even when that gets in the way of making more money. Browsers have changed, we’ve become a security company, and we’ve shifted our business to rely on paying security…

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New OpenDNS Data Centers in Canada Eh?! Hello Vancouver and Toronto!

In one of our recent blog posts, we mentioned that OpenDNS would continue to expand its global network so that users everywhere have the best and fastest experience possible. We’re happy to announce that we opened two new data…

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Network Security for the Eroding Enterprise Perimeter: Webcast Recap

Last week, OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch hosted a webcast called “Network Security for the Eroding Enterprise Perimeter”. In the webcast, he examined how the security needs of today are completely different than those of…

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