Browse Blog Posts In Category “Malware”

Bash, Shellshock and Security: What You Need To Know

Quick summary: OpenDNS’s infrastructure and our customers’ deployments are not vulnerable to remote exploits targeting the Bash/Shellshock vulnerability. Additionally, most Umbrella customer deployments will automatically be…

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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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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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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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Umbrella for MSPs Protects Networks Against CryptoLocker

Customers trust OpenDNS to protect them against the latest online threats, but sometimes infections sneak in as binary email attachments or on thumb drives. To address these botnet threats, OpenDNS blocks the malware’s ability to…

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Top Ten: The Most Important Cyber Security Tips for Your Users

National Cyber Security Awareness Month was established to strengthen the weakest point of any security solution: humans. No matter how effective—or expensive—the security tools protecting your network are, there’s no way to…

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This month, organizations across the United States are coming together to educate users and raise awareness about something that’s become a familiar topic in the news—cybersecurity. To read more about this month’s…

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Introducing Internal Networks: map your entire distributed network with ease

One goal of the Umbrella security service is to allow you to secure each component of your increasingly distributed network in a way that makes the most sense for your organization.  Up until now, Umbrella Insights and Umbrella…

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Field Reports: How FLEXcon reduced malware by 98% with Umbrella by OpenDNS

Depending on their business size or industry, our customers choose Umbrella for vastly different reasons. For example, while a K-12 school district might choose Umbrella as a stand-alone solution for Web filtering and malware…

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Preserving privacy and providing transparency in a world of always-on security

Many people know us for our disruptive model of delivering security, offering it as a highly scalable and globally available service. And, people are starting to talk about the powerful security we provide our customers by…

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