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OpenDNS To Block and Monitor Conficker Worm 175

Linker3000 writes "According to The Register, OpenDNS plans to introduce an new service that will prevent PCs infected with the Conficker (aka Downadup) malware from contacting its control servers, and will also make it easy for admins to know if even a single machine under their control has been infected by Conficker: 'Starting Monday, any networks with PCs that try to connect to the Conficker addresses will be flagged on an admin's private statistics page. The service is available for free to both businesses and home users.' With the amount of trouble this worm has caused, perhaps this is a good time to take a look at OpenDNS if you haven't done so already."

OpenDNS As Quick-Fix To DNS Patch Dilemma 61

CWmike writes "It turns out that problems with the July 8 patch that was rolled out to fix a cache poisoning flaw discovered by researcher Dan Kaminsky are causing headaches for admins. Preston Gralla suggests a 30-second quick-fix, perhaps until everyone is patched up: Use OpenDNS, which has been patched, as your personal DNS. If you run a corporate network and need help getting OpenDNS set up, your best bet is to go to the OpenDNS FAQ page, he writes."

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