Browse Blog Posts In Category “General”

Renewed Resources

As you may have noticed, the OpenDNS website is undergoing a series of changes—we’re adding new pages, new sections, new imagery— updating the look and feel of the site. Recently, we launched a brand-new Resources section…

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BoxWorks Preview: Q & A with OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch

Editor’s note: Later today, OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch will be speaking at BoxWorks 2014 alongside Box Chief Trust Officer Justin Somaini and Securosis CEO and Analyst Rich Mogull about the role of cloud services in the security…

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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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Password Security Is as Easy as 1234567

Open Sesame! Passwords have existed in one form or another since ancient times. Once used to keep evildoers out of encampments, they now protect our data and identities from modern-day criminals. Apps, online accounts, ATMs, and…

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Evolution of the MSP

OpenDNS has been working with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for almost 5 years. During that time, we’ve seen some pretty profound changes to the industry. MSPs have evolved and adapted in many ways to better suit the market,…

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