What's new @ DNSFilter

DNSFilter news feed and changelog.

October 16, 2018

Image-based Phishing threat scanning

DNSFilter believes in providing top-rated security for our users. This week, we’re happy to announce a new update to our AI scanner. This new release uses our artificial intelligence system in a new way, allowing us to detect threats which pretend to be well-known legitimate sites.

Deceptive sites use various tactics to avoid detection, including the use of static images, as well as obfuscating the Javascript and HTML files on a webpage. Our enhanced artificial intelligence scanner is able to see through tactics like these and identify fake sites as they are encountered. This makes it an even more powerful tool for keeping our users safer online.

Safe browsing!

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October 12, 2018

Category Change: "Chat & IM" -> "Webmail & Chat"

Our Chat & Instant Messaging category has been renamed to Webmail & Chat in order to more accurately reflect how we classify content in this category. This provides as much clearer message to our customers that they can block webmail with one click. (No action is required for existing policies. We've respected your current settings.)

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October 10, 2018

Windows User Agent 1.1

We just released version 1.1 of our Windows User Agent. This is a bugfix release that improved the agent's ability to shutdown and restore settings gracefully during ACPI events, respect local domains and subdomains, and also features minor enhancements to logging and tray icon behavior. This new release demonstrates our commitment to ensuring your users can stay connected and filtered wherever they are.

The full list of changes is below:

- Modified log output to display version upon startup, adapter interface names, connection failure over specific ports/protocols. Moved route interface data to DEBUG log level.

- Added LOCALDOMAINS command-line parameter to specify additional local domains to the agent at install time.

- Changed tray icon to show last connected time and status.

- Fixed RFC1918 local domains list, changed sub-domain level local domain list to include domain-level local domains as well.

- Implemented PRE_SHUTDOWN code that initiates a graceful shutdown of the agent prior to windows shutdown. This fixes issue by some customers with blank DNS settings upon reboot, a hung agent upon Windows startup, and some failures to start the agent service.

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