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Discussion => WinMx World News => Topic started by: GhostShip on November 20, 2017, 01:15:19 pm

Title: IBM Teams Up To Launch New "Filtering DNS" System
Post by: GhostShip on November 20, 2017, 01:15:19 pm
This may be helpful to some of you .

The Global Cyber Alliance has given the world a new free Domain Name Service resolver, and advanced it as offering unusually strong security and privacy features.
The Quad9 DNS service, at, not only turns URIs into IP addresses, but also checks them against IBM X-Force's threat intelligence database. Those checks protect agains landing on any of the 40 billion evil sites and images X-Force has found to be dangerous.

The Alliance (GCA) was co-founded by the City of London Police, the District Attorney of New York County and the Center for Internet Security and styled itself "an international, cross-sector effort designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity."
IBM's helped the project in two ways: back in 1988, Big Blue secured the block of 16 million addresses, which let it dedicate to the cause.

There are some folks voicing reservations over trusting anyone with their net traffic lookups, but regardless like google DNS its out there if you want it or want to tweak the old folks machine to prevent any potential financial losses from scam sites.