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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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How to stay secure online.

Following these general guidelines will keep you free from web based malware/ viruses and rootkits thus protecting your personal information, and saving you hours of headache and $ repairing / replacing an infected PC. Use Google which offers a certain level of protection from: Malware protection Phishing protection SafeSearch Enforced by Kibosh Filtering Service Use FireFox or Chrome Never download a file you didn’t actively seek out Never click on a link from an email Always manually (type address in…

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AVG borks Chrome security

AVG is back in the news, you can read about it here on ExtremeTech. Kibosh users do not need AVG. We recommend:  Windows Security Essentials (free) to protect system, and Office files Winpatrol (free (choose download) + paid version) to protect your web browser and registry Kibosh web filtering to block phishing, malware and virus related websites. Kibosh.net

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Beware mobile games with ads.

A growing trend with mobile game producers, in an effort to generate revenue, is in-game-ads, and in-game-purchasing. In regards to in-game-purchasing, the game is free to install and play, and one can purchase gold coins, or jewels i.e., some form of game currency which you then use to purchase upgrades, new levels, new characters etc. Typically one can also play to unlock these features, but paying is much faster. From a family safe perspective in-game-purchasing is an acceptable form of…

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How to secure Windows 10

Microsoft introduced a lot of new features in Windows 10 such as Cortana. However, most of them are breaking your privacy. For example if you’re using the default settings, each time you start typing in search box in taskbar , your local search terms and location are sent to Microsoft, some of which advertise to you. To make matters worse, who knows what web results will be returned? Also, by default (default = if you don’t change this then it…

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AVG changes their privacy policy.

We know some of you use AVG, one of the most popular antivirus apps on the internet. They have been around in the US since 1998, and they started as a free antivirus solution. Around 2006 they added AVG Internet Security is a full suite which brings together the AVG Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, LinkScanner, Anti-Rootkit, Web Shield, Security Toolbar, Firewall, Anti-Spam, Identity Protection and System Tools protection components. The basic AVG antivirus is still free, and we recommend this component of…

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How to test your internet speed.

There are a number of internet speed test sites, but most of them hammer you with pop-ups, ads, flash, etc, etc. Also many ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will give specific IPs knows to be associated with speed test servers preferential treatment. In our experience, at the time of this post, the cleanest, safest, most accurate internet speed test can be found at DSLReports.com. Click here to test your internet speed using DSLReports.com. Enjoy, Kibosh.net

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