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Old 14th Jan 2018, 10:12   #1 (permalink)
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I have received an email from my local Neighbourhood Watch team extolling the virtues of Quad9 Internet Security.

Any prooners used it?
is it any good?

Here's the link.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 11:06   #2 (permalink)
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It's a free public DNS system that blocks known dodgy domains serving nasty stuff - looks like a good idea. I'll be giving it a go - just changed my DNS settings now and so far so good.

All you have to do is change your DNS settings in your router or individual computer/device to

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Old 15th Jan 2018, 01:18   #3 (permalink)
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Remember the adage that there is no such thing as a free product. If you are not paying for the product and service, then you are the product and being monetarised in some way. That could be by targeted ads inserted into your internet stream, or search details and records of sites visited being recorded and sold on.

Your personal data should be safe enough, as will the contents of any information uploaded and downloaded, because it should be encrypted. But search records and a record of sites visited is a commercially valuable product when extended across thousands of people.

Neighbourhood watch areas tend to operate in middle class, reasonably affluent neighbourhoods populated by people with aspirations. An ideal target for organisations that want to sell you stuff. Poor neighbourhoods tend not to bother with neighbourhood watch schemes and the very rich live in gated communities and don't give a damn.

It may not be a scam, but be sure you will be paying, one way or another.
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 03:06   #4 (permalink)
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It's a not-for-profit set up by law enforcement agencies and cyber-crime researchers - would you rather use that or a DNS run by a for-profit company? Did you even read the link I posted? How do you explain open-source software?

It's nothing to do with neighbourhood watch - they're just promoting it's as a useful service.
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