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How to archive your Amazon digital content (movies, digital books, audible)

Amazon makes spending money easy…perhaps too easy, and before you know it you’ve spent hundreds to thousands of dollars buying books, music and videos on demand. All of this content is locked in the Amazon system, so even though you ‘own it’, in reality Amazon does. They dictate if / when you get access, and they know when and how often you do access it. Besides the obvious privacy issues, this isn’t such a bad thing per say, until either…

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DuckDuckGo SafeSearch now supported by Kibosh!

Good news! DuckDuckGo.com has been added to our list of SafeSearch enforced search engines: Google Bing DuckDuckGo Info This means that, for all Kibosh customers, DuckDuckGo.com will always be in Safe mode (it will never display pornographic websites / images, or even allow the searching for said content). No matter what device, no matter what browser (Chrome, FireFox, Safari, etc). Same goes for Bing, Google, and Info. This is a big deal because DDG is right behind Google as the…

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Firefox Browser Tip

We like the Firefox browser at Kibosh because it’s the only popular browser that – currently – 1) offers built in tracking protection (new, see below), 2) does not operate for profit (currently), and 3) does not collect, and save user data (unlike Chrome). The latest FF (v63) adds protection from web fingerprinting technologies and also web mining scripts. Mining scrips are how hackers use your computer resources (RAM/CPU/GPU) to mine for bitcoin (diabolical, but clever). In regards to #1 –…

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Does Kibosh Filter Netflix Content?

Here at Kibosh, we often get asked the question “does Kibosh filter Netflix?”  With Kibosh filtering, you certainly have the ability to entirely block Netflix for individual devices in the home, which may be useful as a temporary measure or punishment.   However, in the era of cord-cutting and the vast catalog of quality entertainment on Netflix, many parents are wondering if there is a way to protect their kids from viewing unwanted material.  Fortunately, there is a way to…

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Replace the Windows 8 / 10 Start button.

  Windows 8 and 10 ship without the classic Start button we’re all used to. If you’re frustrated with Windows 8 / 10, it’s because this button is missing. Once it’s back in place Windows 8 / 10 really isn’t bad. How to replace the Windows Start button: Click here to download Classic Shell (free) on your Windows 10 computer(s) Run the downloaded classicshellsetup…exe Click on the Windows logo where the Start Button should be: Choose ‘Use Classic Shell’ Pick…

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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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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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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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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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How to manage YouTube SafeMode.

With a Kibosh router you can manage YouTube SafeMode by: Enabling SafeMode for all devices. Disabling SafeMode for all devices. Excluding devices from SafeMode enforcement. How to manage YouTube SafeMode: Log into your Kibosh at http://192.168.10.1 Go to Connection > Web Filter Settings Towards the bottom you’ll see the YouTube SafeMode section Enabled: YouTube SafeMode will be ON for all devices Disabled: YouTube SafeMode will be OFF for all devices Enabled for All but the Selected IPs: YouTube SafeMode will…

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