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· One min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

OpenBLD.net - Kid Protection Test Mode

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 OpenBLD.net - Caring for Children

Understanding that advertisements are junk information for a child's brain, I also recognize that "adult content" is even more unacceptable for minors.

This includes:

  • Pornography
  • Escort services
  • Gambling

Starting today, I'm launching a new server in test mode with filtering for this type of content.

  • DoT settings: kid.openbld.net
  • DoH settings: https://kid.openbld.net/dns-query

If the testing is successful, the service will be integrated into the overall OpenBLD.net ecosystem.

Protect your younger generation. And of course, stay connected.

Peace to everyone ✌️

· One min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

OpenBLD.net - OISD Integrate

OISD it is one of better projects aimed to reduce internet noise. You can use OISD for own purposes, in your DNS server, or you can use it in OpenBLD.net as a ready-made solution.

What is this oisd blocklist?

The blocklist prevents your devices from connecting to unwanted or harmful domains. It reduces ads, decreases the risk of malware, and enhances privacy. You can see FAQ and other details on the official OISD website.

How to use OISD in OpenBLD.net?

You can use OISD without exclusions, without additional blocklist - just only OISD in OpenBLD.net as DoH link in RIC mode.

See details in Docs. Happy Internet surfing! ✌️

· 3 min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

OpenBLD.net - Secure WiFi Recommendations

Intro

Wi-Fi is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect to the internet and exchange data without using wired connections. Public Wi-Fi networks, available everywhere in public places such as cafes, airports, hotels, and shopping malls, provide users with a convenient way to access the internet anytime. However, such networks can pose a security threat as they are typically not password-protected and can be easily compromised by attackers to intercept data or launch attacks on users' devices.

Public Wi-Fi Safety Tips

1. Be vigilant:

  • Don't trust public Wi-Fi networks.
  • Verify the network name.
    • Scammers can create fake Wi-Fi networks with similar names to steal your data.
  • Disable automatic network connection.
    • Your device will not connect to unknown networks without your knowledge.
  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi for sensitive matters.
    • Do not use online banking, shop, or enter passwords on websites that do not use HTTPS.

2. Use additional security measures:

  • Turn on a VPN.
    • A VPN encrypts your traffic, making it unreadable to others.
    • Use only trusted and reputable VPN services.
  • Install antivirus and firewall.
    • This will help protect your device from malware and network attacks.
  • Update your software.
    • Make sure your device has the latest operating system and application updates installed.
  • Use two-factor authentication.
    • This will add an extra layer of security to your accounts.

3. Be careful what you do:

  • Do not download files from unknown websites.
  • Do not open suspicious links.
  • Do not use online games and torrent clients.

4. Use mobile internet:

  • If possible, use mobile internet instead of Wi-Fi.
    • Mobile networks are generally more secure than public Wi-Fi networks.

5. Additional tips:

  • Use HTTPS websites.
    • HTTPS provides a secure connection between your device and the website.
  • Disable file sharing.
    • This will prevent other users from accessing your files.
  • Set a password for your Wi-Fi router.
    • If you are using a mobile Wi-Fi router, be sure to set a password for it.
  • Forget the network after use.
    • Remove the network from your device's list of known networks to prevent automatic connection.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi when not in use.
    • This will prevent your device from connecting to unknown networks.
  • Use a secure DNS service.
    • A secure DNS service, like Cloudflare, OpenBLD.net etc., can help protect you from phishing attacks and malware.

Conclusion

Following these simple tips will help you protect your data and devices when using public Wi-Fi. At least be careful and vigilant when using public Wi-Fi networks.

Remember that your security is in your hands. Take care of yourself 🔐

· One min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

ClouDNS OpenBLD.net support

ClouDNS.net - fast and secure DNS Hosting service, supported OpenBLD.net in the year 2024! 🤝

ClouDNS.net Experience

I've been using ClouDNS.net for the OpenBLD.net project for several years now. Prior to this, I've tried all the popular and well-known DNS services worldwide, and with 100% confidence, I want to say: ClouDNS.net is the best DNS hosting provider I've ever encountered.

Key Features

  • Fast
  • Reliable
  • Geographically distributed
  • Includes built-in monitoring
  • Free SSL certificates

Stability

I especially want to highlight the stability of ClouDNS. Throughout the entire period of usage, there hasn't been a single outage, making ClouDNS the perfect choice for OpenBLD.

I highly recommend ClouDNS to anyone looking for a high-quality DNS service.

ClouDNS.net — Thank you for your work! ✌️

· One min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

JetBrains OSS OpenBLD.net support

OpenBLD.net outperformed AdGuard, Cloudflare, Quad9 in blocking malware domains!

Background

Some time ago, OpenBLD.net was added to the URLhaus project. URLhaus is a project operated by abuse.ch with the goal of sharing and preventing malicious URLs that are being used for malware distribution.

The ecosystem of the service, based on the philosophy of blocking internet noise, has demonstrated excellent protection against malicious domains and intrusive ads. 💪

What now

According to URLhaus statistics, OpenBLD.net surpasses giants like AdGuard, Cloudflare, and Quad9 in blocking malware and unwanted domains. 🛡️

OpenBLD.net doesn't just offer protection - it creates a sense of security for your online space.

Your donations and sponsorship can help us become even better and ensure the stable development of the service.

What's next?

Join OpenBLD.net today, and together we'll make the internet safer and quieter!

Peace ✌️

· One min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

JetBrains OSS OpenBLD.net support

JetBrains, following open source support practices, has supported OpenBLD.net and me this year with a new license.

JetBrains was the first company to support my initiative in creating my open projects. Such support has been significant for me, my motivation, and moving forward. Thanks to such activities, you understand that you're not wasting time, that you're not pulling it all alone, there are those who understand you, who support you and your ideas, and this makes you even stronger and closer to achieving your goals and realizing your ideas.

It's cool, it's nice, and it gives the opportunity to move even further than you are today.

To everyone who has the opportunity to help people and projects in their development and support and does so - this is dedicated. Success to all of us! Peace

JetBrains OSS - https://www.jetbrains.com/opensource/

P.S. This post written in JetBrains WebStorm 💪