dns

Thu
15
Jul
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Millions of Routers Susceptible to Hackers: Report

A security researcher says hackers could take control of millions of routers. Craig Heffner, of security firm Seismic, says half of the models he tested were vulnerable to a recently discovered hack. Routers, which allow an Internet connection to be ... shared among multiple computers, are extremely common -- especially for those of us who use high-speed Internet. Even if you own only one computer and don't share your connection with others in your household or office, chances are you're using a router of some kind. In short, the router acts as a gateway to the Internet and directs traffic back ... (view more)

Fri
11
Dec
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'Google Public DNS', and 'SpeedFan'

Google Public DNS Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider. If you decide to try Google Public DNS, your client programs will perform all DNS ... lookups using Google Public DNS. http://www.code.google.com SpeedFan SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access harddrive S.M.A.R.T. information and show hard disk temperatures. http://www.almico.org Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of ... (view more)

Mon
13
Oct
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'Open DNS', and 'Socket Sniffer'

Open Dns OpenDNS provides a method for home users to block objectionable content from their computers before the web site is even loaded. All you need to do is point your router (or individual computer) to opendns.com's DNS servers and set up a free ... account. http://www.opendns.com/homenetwork/solutions https://www.opendns.com/homenetwork/start/ SocketSniff SocketSniff allows you to watch the Windows Sockets (WinSock) activity of the selected process. For each created socket, the following information is displayed: socket handle, socket type, local and remote addresses, local and remote ports ... (view more)

Thu
10
Jul
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DNS Security Hole Threatens Internet

Security experts are warning that a major Domain Name Service (DNS) hole could have catastrophic results for the web in the near future. DNS, which is responsible for converting readable names into IP addresses for individuals and major firms alike, ... is nothing less than the Internet's phonebook. Without it, imagine the Information Superhighway littered with the overturned, flaming vehicles of visitors. What's wrong? So that names indexed by DNS are not repeated with every network connection, systems store the results in a cache for a temporary period. If a hacker could slip false addresses ... (view more)

Fri
16
Mar
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'Text2run', and 'Dns Report'

Text2run Communicate with your computer using personalized text commands. http://text2run.koolhost.com/ Dns Report DNS Report is a free, thorough report on the DNS for your web domain. An excellent tool if you are a web site owner! ... http://www.dnsreport.com/ (view more)

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