SafeDNS’s changed the names of several content categories and regrouped the categories, so it is easier for our users to grasp their essence to decide which of the categories to block or allow with the web filtering service.
So, we have renamed the category containing sites with child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult and child sexual abuse content from a list compiled by Internet Watch Foundation/IWF (UK). Now the category is called ‘Child Sexual Abuse (IWF)’, and we have moved to a large group of categories called ‘Illegal Activity’. To the same group, we have moved two more categories – ‘German Youth Protection’ and ‘Child Sexual Abuse (Arachnid)’.
A new category, ‘Crypto-Mining’, is added to the ‘Illegal Activity’ group. The category contains sites that are known to stealthily mine cryptocurrencies.
Two more categories are renamed – the one we used to call ‘Banner Ads’ into ‘Online Ads’, and the ‘Politics’ category is now called ‘Politics, Society and Law’.
A significant change is that we now have an entirely new group of categories, called ‘Security’. In this group, we have moved the three long-existing categories you know well – ‘Virus Propagation’, ‘Phishing’, and ‘Botnets’.
In the large group of categories, called ‘General Sites’, there’s a new category, ‘Online Libraries’. Its name is pretty much self-explanatory. The category contains online library sites.
We sincerely hope the new names of the filtering categories and new way of grouping them makes it clearer what content the categories have and whether to ban them or not.
Go to the Web Filtering tab of your SafeDNS Dashboard and check the changes. You might want to block some of the new categories to improve your internet security further!
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