Poll Which DNS Server do you use? /DNS Tunnelling

Discussion in 'VPN and Privacy' started by Logethica, Aug 31, 2016.

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Which DNS Server(s) do you use?

  1. Open DNS

    26.1%
  2. Google DNS

    29.9%
  3. Comodo Secure DNS

    5.2%
  4. Norton ConnectSafe DNS

    12.7%
  5. Safe DNS

    0.7%
  6. OpenNIC

    1.5%
  7. Dyn DNS

    1.5%
  8. Yandex DNS

    6.7%
  9. * I use DNS Server(s) assigned by my ISP (Internet Service Provider)

    18.7%
  10. * I use DNS Server(s) not listed above (please specify)

    20.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Logethica

    Logethica Level 12

    Jun 24, 2016
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    9,324
    UK
    Windows 10
    Two-fifths of business networks show evidence of DNS tunnelling -
    the latest security report from network control firm Infoblox reveals..

    SOURCE: computerweekly.com

    DNS tunnelling is a technique used to send and receive data packets over the domain name system (DNS) that is designed to translate domain names such as computerweekly.com into IP addresses such as 206.19.49.154, and consequently has no inherent security or monitoring capability...

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    DNS tunnelling activity is a significant security threat that can indicate malware or data exfiltration within a network, according to the company’s security assessment report for the second quarter of 2016.


    The report said 559 files capturing DNS traffic were uploaded to Infoblox for assessment from 248 customers across a wide range of industries and geographies. Evidence of suspicious DNS activity, such as attempting to reach known malicious internet locations, was present in 66% of the files.

    The prevalence of DNS tunnelling is one of the trends that stands out in the quarter, the report said, noting that cyber criminals know that DNS is a well-established and trusted protocol, and that many organisations do not examine their DNS traffic for malicious activity.

    DNS tunnelling enables cyber criminals to insert malware or pass stolen information into DNS queries, creating a covert communication channel that bypasses most firewalls, the report said.

    While there are quasi-legitimate uses of DNS tunnelling, many instances are malicious. There are several off-the-shelf tunnelling toolkits readily available on the internet that enable cyber criminals with relatively little technical expertise to mount DNS tunnelling attacks...
    [To read the full article please visit computerweekly.com]

    Free & Public DNS Servers (Valid August 2016):
    SOURCE: pcsupport.about.com

    Provider: / Primary DNS Server / Secondary DNS Server
    Level3: / 209.244.0.3 / 209.244.0.4
    Verisign: / 64.6.64.6 / 64.6.65.6
    Google: / 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4
    DNS.WATCH: / 84.200.69.80 / 84.200.70.40
    Comodo Secure DNS: / 8.26.56.26 / 8.20.247.20
    OpenDNS Home: / 208.67.222.222 / 208.67.220.220
    DNS Advantage: / 156.154.70.1 / 156.154.71.1
    Norton ConnectSafe: / 199.85.126.10 / 199.85.127.10
    GreenTeamDNS: / 81.218.119.11 / 209.88.198.133
    SafeDNS: / 195.46.39.39 / 195.46.39.40
    OpenNIC: / 162.211.64.20 / 199.195.249.174
    SmartViper: / 208.76.50.50 / 208.76.51.51
    Dyn: / 216.146.35.35 / 216.146.36.36
    FreeDNS: / 37.235.1.174 / 37.235.1.177
    Alternate DNS: / 198.101.242.72 / 23.253.163.53
    Yandex.DNS: / 77.88.8.8 / 77.88.8.1

     
  2. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

    Oct 22, 2012
    4,055
    8,960
    #2 Yash Khan, Aug 31, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
    Currently Google DNS

    As per DnsJumper, Google DNS is the only one matches the speed of my ISP i.e both 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 are mostly under 10 milliseconds like my ISP.
    Rest all DNS speed is like around 30-80 milliseconds for the 1st DNS IP & above 100 or 200 milliseconds for the 2nd DNS IP.

    My ISP works good but I kinda think Google DNS is better secure compared to my ISP.
    And few relatives are abroad, when we do WhatsApp & FaceTime, I find voice breakage, inconsistent connection with my ISP And no probs with Google DNS So its also one of the reasons to use Google DNS.

    Never faced any probs with Google DNS yet.
     
  3. LabZero

    LabZero Guest

    Lately my ISP has caused some problems to me because of DNS.
    Then I moved to Google DNS and I solved.
    Perhaps big G DNS are not the fastest but certainly they are very stable.;)
     
  4. Bill7

    Bill7 Level 4

    Mar 8, 2014
    188
    760
    I use Opendns as primary DNS and google DNS a few times
     
  5. hjlbx

    hjlbx Guest

    If you want to collect malware samples for malware testing, then do not use Norton ConnectSafe DNS as it will block access to many malware sample download sites.
     
  6. OokamiCreed

    OokamiCreed Level 18
    Trusted

    May 8, 2015
    877
    6,051
    Student (Information Technology)
    Pennsylvania (east of Pittsburgh)
    Windows 10
    Norton
    I use Google DNS. I use it simply do to best ping results, best reliability, and no down time as far as experienced. Keep having down time issues with OpenDNS along with some instability here and there. This DNS is used for majority devices (it's set on my router). I use an adblocking DNS for my phone. Seems to be working well.
     
  7. DardiM

    DardiM Level 26
    Trusted AV Tester

    May 14, 2016
    1,567
    15,194
    France
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    #7 DardiM, Aug 31, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
    I use my provider DNS (almost all the time)
    (or my VPN DNS)
     
  8. Overkill

    Overkill Level 30
    Trusted

    Feb 15, 2012
    2,106
    1,997
    USA
    Windows 7
    Default-Deny
    #8 Overkill, Sep 1, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
    OpenDNS = My laptop and our family desktop
    Yandex = My son's laptops (wonderful for blocking porn/adult content and enabling safe/strict search for search engines, for him google so no adult images are shown)
    Norton = My old desktop
     
  9. yigido

    yigido Guest

  10. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
    Trusted

    Aug 2, 2015
    4,174
    27,490
    Retired
    Central US
    Linux Mint
    Default-Deny
    Norton connect safe is my solution.
    They have varying levels of security
    The 199.85.126 and 199.85.127 and the end decides the level .10 is the least secure, then .20 which blocks more and the .30 which is pretty secure. the one ending in 127 is the second server.
    The config I use is as follows:
    1> 199.85.126.20
    2> 199.85.127.20
    Thanks Logethica :)
     
  11. kuttan

    kuttan Level 9

    May 9, 2015
    404
    1,591
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    I am using Adguard DNS (Beta) so far so good. Adguard DNS offers not only security but also does blocking of Ads and Trackers as a bonus feature:cool:. Since the service is in Beta stage at the moment some may face issues.

    Adguard DNS SERVERS:

    Default
    Use these servers to block ads, trackers and phishing websites.

    176.103.130.130

    176.103.130.131

    Family Protection
    "Default" + blocking adult websites.

    176.103.130.132

    176.103.130.134
     
  12. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
    Trusted

    Aug 2, 2015
    4,174
    27,490
    Retired
    Central US
    Linux Mint
    Default-Deny
    I had no idea AdGuard offered DNS servers, I will go check this out.
    Thanks for the share :)
     
  13. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
    1,426
    8,285
    Nurse
    Manila, Philippines
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    My vote goes to Norton DNS. It has the best malware protection IMHO.

    OpenDNS is good too, especially for phishing sites.
     
  14. DoxThis

    DoxThis Level 3

    Apr 25, 2015
    136
    213
    Windows 10
    ESET
    I use verisign as they resolve all tld queries for .net and .com
    Its pretty fast and if you try to do a dnsleaktest it will not show any results (gets blocked)
     
  15. exCode

    exCode Level 3

    Sep 19, 2016
    100
    367
    Le World xdd maymay
    Windows 7
    Avast
    Google DNS. Never found any use for anything more/less :)
     
  16. DoxThis

    DoxThis Level 3

    Apr 25, 2015
    136
    213
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Using adblock dns doesn't work if the connection is https (ex youtube)
     
  17. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
    Trusted AV Tester

    Apr 18, 2016
    1,809
    13,211
    Vietnam
    Windows 8.1
    Avast
    - GoogleDns: fastest, but it almost never blocks anything if we use google chrome :eek:
    - OpenDns: second fastest, secure -> I'm using now
    - NortonDns: slow and fast, deoends on the time, noticeably increases gaming latency :mad:
    - Adguard: a bit slow, still in beta and buggy, sometimes it blocks everything literally, I couldn't access the internet unless I changed my DNS. I was using it for a long time until this happened. Sometimes it also slowed down a lot of websites while the others were still fast. They need more servers. Looking for the official release. It didn't slow down gaming much
     
  18. Dirk41

    Dirk41 Level 16

    Mar 17, 2016
    802
    2,487
    Earth
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    I did not know all those DNS exist , just google and open.

    I have to pay to try norton dns ? Or just add them ?
     
  19. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
    Trusted

    Jun 9, 2013
    6,228
    64,817
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Norton DNS is free to use so just add them. ;)
     
  20. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
    Trusted

    Jun 9, 2013
    6,228
    64,817
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
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