Yandex launches safe surfing tool
N 5 April 2013

Yandex launches safe surfing tool

Yandex is now offering a free service aimed at making Internet surfing safe. Apart from blocking possibly dangerous websites, Yandex.DNS can restrict children's access to sites with adult content.

The feature has three working modes: 'Safe' protects users from malicious software and phishing sites; 'Family' mode blocks out adult pages, and 'No Filtration' mode just provides fast-working and reliable DNS server.

The toll can be used on a single computer, a mobile gadget or apply it to the entire WiFi network. "Once you've tuned your home router to use Yandex.DNS, you will ensure safety of all the devices that connect to your network", Yandex explained. Router firmware is currently available for ZyXel's Keenetic series routers, but Yandex plans to offer it for other models and makers soon.