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FAQ

Can Kibosh block, on sites like Snapchat and Instagram, inappropriate content?

  These sites are protected with HTTPS, which is encryption technology. You can block, allow, schedule access to these sites, but we cannot manage what happens ‘inside’ the site without decryption the HTTPS – and this is not feasible at this time due to cost, and complexity. In summary, we can block, allow, schedule access to, and log when the site was accessed, but we cannot block content inside the Twiter.com, Snapshot.com domains (unless they provide the tools to do…

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What sites should I be blocking?

  Q: My kids are starting to explore online – do you have a list of websites I should be blocking? A: Yes, and few we recommend: 4chan.com – contains porn, news, and gossip. reddit.com – contains porn, news, and gossip. tumblr.com – a blog hosting site that hosts a lot of porn. Kibosh Filter blocks most of it by default.   Updated: 8.18.18

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DNS: device is vulnerable to attacks

  Local antivirus products, like AVAST, or AVG, Nortons, etc., usually offer a Web Filter / Internet Security / Web Shield type feature that you can optionally turn on / off. See an example of Avast here. The antivirus vendor will make a good sales pitch for why you should turn this feature on, however it’s bunk. You do not want to turn this feature on because A) it filters nothing, and B) they see ALL OF YOUR INTERNET TRAFFIC…

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Firefox Browser Tip

  We like the Firefox browser the most at Kibosh because it’s the only popular browser that 1) offers built in tracking protection, 2) does not operate for profit, and 3) does not collect, and save user data (unlike Chrome). In regards to #1 – FF tracking Protection has always blocked advertising, analytics, and social sharing. FF (v63) adds protection from web fingerprinting technologies and also web mining scripts. And, each f those can be set to “always”, “only in…

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Can I set a daily time allotment?

  Question: Can I allot let’s say 3 hours of Internet access time for a device in a 24 hour period, and when that time is used up have Internet access shut off? Answer: Not at this time because it’s technically impossible to do correctly. We could offer the feature, but it wouldn’t work right, like it doesn’t for anyone else offering it. The reason: Let’s say you want to allot five hours of Internet access time to an iPad…

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How to put time limits on apps.

    How to put a time limit on apps / websites: Log into your MyFilter Dashboard Go to Web Filter > Timed Filters Set your Timezone Enter Website to Block Set the repeat Schedule Set your time frame Add Save Filters NOTE: Timed Filters to not work on YouTube – go to Web Filter > Options to enable YouTube SafeMode which is very effective at blocking objectionable content.

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Device Naming

  Kibosh Router / Cloud / 360 owners can manage devices on their networks by doing things like scheduling Internet access times. These rules are assigned to a device’s IP, and if that IP changes the rule will stop working. So, for Parental Control rules to work correctly, long term, you will want to assign a static IP / Name to each device you want to manage. Video: How to assign a name & IP to a device for Parental Controls (2.41m).…

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What’s the difference between Kibosh Filter Pro – Any Router and Kibosh Pro for Gargoyle?

  In regards to the filtering of bad content, there is no difference. Web Filter Settings: However, in order to apply additional filtering rules (i.e. web filter settings) like blacklisting, whitelist only mode, timed filters, daily logs, etc – these are tied to your WAN IP. Most residential customers have a Dynamic WAN IP from their ISP, and by ‘dynamic’ we mean it will change from time to time. If that WAN IP changes, and Kibosh Filter servers do now…

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DIY Parental Control Router Options.

  Although we don’t ship routers to all countries, the Kibosh Filter will work anywhere in the world. All you need to do is provide the hardware. How to build your own Parental Control router.  Buy a router (any router), flash it will Gargoyle or DD-WRT, and use Kibosh Open (free) Simply change your routers DNS settings to Kibosh’s. NOTE: if users trying to bypass the router is a concern, see How to block DNS Bypass. Buy your own router,…

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Kibosh Pulse.

  When using your own router with Kibosh 360 you’ll need to install a small agent somewhere on your network. This agent keeps your WAN IP in sync with Kibosh 360 filtering servers so that your Web Filter Setting rules are always applied correctly (whitelist, blacklist, categories, timed filters, logs, etc). If your WAN IP changes these settings will stop working. NOTE: At no time will the actual filtering of pornography (domain blocking, SafeSearch enforcement, term blocking) ever stop. Only…

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