OpenDNS blocks Flashback Trojan
Looking for a way to protect yourself from the BackDoor.FlashBack trojan? Here’s a great method for blocking FlashBack that can also improve your Mac’s internet performance — OpenDNS, a free, high-performance service I’ve been using and recommending for years.
“OpenDNS is far and away the most ideal measure Internet users can take to protect their machines from Flashback, as OpenDNS is a proactive, preventative measure,” writes OpenDNS’ Allison Rhodes. “It’s the only solution that doesn’t require software or installing of anything — all Mac users should switch to OpenDNS now to prevent infection, and avoid a scenario where infection occurs and disinfection is necessary.”
Yes, an ounce of prevention — How to: Set up OpenDNS on your Mac — is all it takes and OpenDNS is my favorite kind of cure — free. In addition to protecting against the FlashBack trojan, you get faster DNS lookup/performance.
And, don’t forget to check out the Fairer Platform’s Top 10 free ways to secure your Mac.