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AlisonW

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I was using Facebook last night and all was well. I logged onto my Laptop this morning and Facebook is now blocked by Open DNS with the comment 'Sorry, you can't go on the site daddy says nooooooooooo'. I didn't install Open DNS last night and have no idea where it has come from and I can't find anywhere to remove it or change the settings. I have never had this message before.

It's Explorer 8, running on an Acer Aspire 2930z.

Any help would be appreciated!!

(I didn't know where to post this but have done it under Security - please feel free to move it to a more appropriate forum)

Edited by AlisonW, 05 April 2010 - 02:39 AM.

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Though it could well have been the Mindreading Penguins of Phobos 17, I believe your father may have configured Open DNS on your behalf. Perhaps you should take the matter up with him.
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who's your ISP?
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Virgin. I didn't think they were linked, but I have also been having modem issues through my Belkin wifi router since last night. I'm having to unplug it to re-set the modem connection, and it has done it several times last night / today.

Are the OpenDNS and modem (or Virgin) issues linked?

If it has been configured on my behalf, how do I stop it from happening again? I didn't follow any link that mentioned OpenDNS and I certainly didn't download anything. There isn't a programme that I can go into to alter the settings either.

Thanks.
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http://www.mediafire.com/?yzgwaj5himm

The screenshot above is what one will see when logged in to the OpenDNS configuration. I've used it on several occasions and I'm 99 and 44/100 sure that's what your are seeing.

Once again, I believe, "Sorry, you can't go on the site daddy says nooooooooooo'" should be taken as a strong hint.
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...didn't read that in the post...mabad, some ISPs are actually using OpenDNS now for their DNS servers, this isn't your issue. you need to talk to your dad
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Thanks. The page I saw was quite different to that one you linked though .. it looked authentic but had the above text and a picture of a man next to it. The rest of the page was full of random advertisements. I've checked my internet history and surprise, surprise, there's nothing there to enable me to go back and look, and the problem has resolved itself now anyway as I can get on Facebook with nothing from OpenDNS.

Just out of curiosity, how can someone (or something) hack into a computer like that and randomly block a webpage? It feels like an invasion of privacy to be honest.
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@AlisonW

Here's a bit of reading about DNS spoofing and poisoning.
http://www.securesph...rs/dnsspoof.htm
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Thanks for the replies .. appreciate it :)
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No problem at all, AlisonW.
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