Thursday, May 24, 2007
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This seems like a good time to mention OpenDNS. It's a nice enough service on its own, just optimizing DNS lookups and offering typo correction that doesn't break the 'net, but it also operates PhishTank, a phishing tracker/blacklist. So if you visit a site you suspect is phishy, you can report it, then other OpenDNS/PhishTank users get a warning if they try to visit that site.
I did a couple of writeups:
»Networking Notes: Boost Your 'Net Security With OpenDNS
»Networking Notes: OpenDNS Dangles a Carrot
The service has passed the smell test from the likes of Ars Technica and others. Unfortunately there's some issue going on with Google because of a deal Google and Dell have made to provide their own typo-catching service that preempts OpenDNS. So OpenDNS has some sort of proxy setup going on for Google queries that's mostly transparent but has had some rough patches.
Anyhow ... worth looking into for the phish-fighting stuff, and the worst you can do with the DNS optimization is probably a draw with whoever your current ISP is (Easystreet?)