Reminder Time

We all know what a huge fan of OpenDNS I am right? I mean, I’ve had the graphic on my page for over a year. Everyone that I directly support is using OpenDNS too. It’s good stuff and they are good people.

I was reading about the latest phishing scam on the Twitter blog. Out of curiosity, I thought I would see what that page looked like for myself. If it weren’t for that graphic above, it would have popped right open. As it worked out, I had to actually click through one more time to view the site. And they are bad bad people.

There is the Twitter phishing site, but if you go to the main root of that domain, they have an exact replica of Facebook as well. This site too was initially blocked by OpenDNS.

Let’s let this be a reminder to all of you out there to make the switch for you and your users. It’s quicker, it’s super reliable and safer. Bonus it’s free! You can sign-up for an account (which is also free) and get some pretty kick-ass controls if you want to do some serious site blocking. Super handy for you small-office-users-without-a-full-time-IT-guy.

Give it a go. I’m sure you’ll find your Internet experience to be greatly improved.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at, host at and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.


  1. Rather brave (or foolish) to check out the fake sites…

    I used to do that every once in a while and stopped when my firewall and anti-virus whigged out because the site was trying to install some malware behind the scenes… A few of the most recent zero day attacks were spread by poisoned sites.

    Out of concern that some of these sites may be poisoned I don’t even bother anymore…

  2. >Rather brave (or foolish) to check out the fake sites…

    I’m pretty secure with the security of my PC and my network, so the occassional checking things out doesn’t bother me. It’s not like I’m running WinXP without any service packs. And I **am** using OpenDNS.

    _you should too_ 😉

  3. I sometimes like to download viruses from email, _just because I can_.

    A fun experiment I’ve seen done a few times, is to run unpatched XP in a VM and open any and every file and page you find on the internet and see what happens.

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