I’ve been using OpenDNS for quite some time. It’s a free replacement for your current DNS service, and it offers these benefits:
- It’s fast – they have a huge cache and geographically disperse servers.
- It’s safer – they automatically protect you from phishing web sites.
- It’s smart – if you type the wrong domain name in, they can often fix it for you.
Now a new “social networking neighborhood-watch” type site has sprung up that will make OpenDNS even better: Phishtank. PhishTank allows members to submit phishing sites. Sites that are verified and phishing sites get added to the OpenDNS block. Very cool.
Since I often have friends over that borrow a computer I like the fact that OpenDNS is set up in my home router. I don’t have to worry about managing anything on my local machines –