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Using ping to troubleshoot pt 1.

  There is a simple, free app that comes with every operating system and can be installed on mobile devices called Ping. It measures the round-trip time for messages (i.e. packets) sent from the originating host (your PC device) to a destination computer (or website) that are echoed back to the source. The name comes from active sonar terminology that sends a pulse of sound and listens for the echo to detect objects under water. Ping reports errors, packet loss, and…

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Parental Controls – Apple Music vs. Spotify

Parental Controls – Apple Music vs. SpotifyI have been an avid user of Spotify for years, and recently my 10 year old Triplets have begun to develop musical interests of their own.  The logical progression, for me, was to upgrade to Spotify Premium for Family which affords each family member their own account and individual playlists.  After using the service for a few months, I noticed a gaping hole.  Spotify does not offer any form of parental controls, which means…

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Do you need local antivirus?

We have posted on this blog before that you should not be paying for local antivirus if you are using Kibosh to protect your network. You don’t need to. Because in addition to our proprietary pornography filtering, Kibosh delivers enterprise-grade Malware, Phishing, Torrent and illegal proxy blocking. Having worked as Network Engineer for over 20 years, I believe that the only way to really protect your devices these days is with a service like Kibosh or OpenDNS which blocks access…

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What constitutes a quality Internet content filtering solution?

When we shop for a Parental Control solution what should we be looking for? There are many companies selling some form of Parental Controls, and they all do it differently; some are software only, some are hardware only, some are a combination of the two. The plethora of solutions should give you an idea of how difficult it is to pull this off, and by ‘this’ I mean block Internet pornography. From the end user, or Parent’s perspective we don’t…

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Education is key

“Internet pornography will create an epidemic of obsession, compulsion and addiction that will sweep across America like a tidal wave, destroying marriages, families and individual lives with a devastation never before witnessed in the history of this great nation!” Mark Kastleman, The Drug of the New Millennium Kibosh exist for the sole purpose of solving the problem of Internet pornography in a sustainable way. When Kibosh Cloud is enabled, and SafeSearch Lock-in activated, access to, and the searching for Internet…

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Antivirus.

Kibosh Cloud customers should not be paying for local antivirus of any kind. In the past we’ve recommended Microsoft’s Security Essentials, but they’ve since stopped supporting that in favor of Windows Defender which only works on Windows 8 & 10. So for those of us still using Windows XP , Vista or 7 we’ll need to find another local antivirus. When searching for an Antivirus solution please keep the following points in mind: Kibosh Cloud provides an excellent layer of…

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How to host a public facing Minecraft server in 15 min

Recently my son asked me if he could play Minecraft with his cousins, and if I would setup a server. This guide will show you how to quickly setup, and host a Minecraft server that is accessible from anywhere in the world. Preface: these instructions apply to all version of the Kibosh router firmware, however these firewall settings are only accessible from the Kibosh Router Management Utility (KRMU), not from MyFilter.kibosh.net. Any computer that will run Minecraft can host the…

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Never 10

Hi Everyone, Many users of Windows 7 and 8.1 are happy with their current version of Windows, and have no wish to upgrade to Windows 10. There are many reasons for this, but among them is the fact that Windows 10 has become controversial due to Microsoft’s evolution of their Windows operating system platform into a service which, among other things, aggressively monitors and reports on its users activities. Never 10 is an easy to use utility which gives you…

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Phishing E-mail Example

Hi Everyone, This is an excellent example of a phishing e-mail (see below). An e-mail drafted to look and sound legitimate with attachments that contain malware, or hyperlinks that open to infected web pages. This particular phishing attempt had an attachment (which has been removed). We can’t stress enough to never, ever open any attachment or follow any link from an email – no matter how legitimate it looks. Yes it’s inconvenient, but that is the digital world we live…

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