If you are using Google’s DNS services (i.e., you are using 126.96.36.199 for DNS services), then there is a new provider on the block you should consider: Quad9. The following links detail why you might want it, as well as how to set it up.
- New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone | Ars Technica
- New DNS Service Launched by IBM Vows to Keep Your Browsing Habits Secret (You can find also find out here how to set it up on Windows or MacOS)
- How to setup Quad9 DNS on a Linux (here’s how to set it up if you have a Linux box
We need all the help we can get in dealing with malicious people and computers on the Internet. Glad to see my employer has a role in this.