Protect Yourself Online – A recommendation for safer browsing - Technicalities

Protect Yourself Online – A recommendation for safer browsing

In today’s digital age, we are more connected than ever. The internet is an invaluable tool for staying in touch with loved ones, learning, socialising, playing games or life management such as banking. However it also exposes us to online threats such as identity theft, scams and online predators. 

It’s never been more important to take steps to better protect yourself, and your family, online. 

One way to protect yourself is through the use of a DNS service such as NextDNS.

NextDNS is a service that allows you to protect your online browsing from unwanted content, malware, and privacy threats.

NextDNS protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps and provides a safe and supervised Internet for kids — on all devices and on all networks.

Some advanced features of NextDNS include:

  • Block all websites containing unwanted content.
  • Block domains known to distribute malware, launch phishing attacks and host command-and-control servers using a blend of the most reputable threat intelligence feeds — all updated in real-time.
  • Block domains registered less than 30 days ago. Those domains are known to be favored by threat actors to launch malicious campaigns.
  • Block domains that impersonate other domains by abusing the large character set made available with the arrival of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) — e.g. replacing the Latin letter “e” with the Cyrillic letter “е”.
  • Enforce SafeSearch — filter explicit results on all search engines, including images and videos.
  • Enforce YouTube Restricted Mode — filter mature videos on YouTube and other websites.
  • Block specific websites, apps and games — Facebook, Tinder, Fortnite and many more.
  • With Recreation Time, only allow access to some websites, apps or games during specific times each day.


Need Help?
If you would like some advice on protecting yourself and your computer online, or want to discuss using NextDNS in your home, please call our team on 1300 131 626 to organise a consultation.

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