I love this time of year. People are cheerful and kind, offering to help each other however they can.

One of the easiest ways to help others? We’ve reminded you before, but while you’re home for the holidays this year, do your loved ones a favor and set up OpenDNS on their computer or router. (We recommend the router if possible. But don’t forget to download the updater client on their machine to make sure their IP stays updated if dynamic.)

The simple, two-minute change will not only make their Internet better performing – faster and more reliable – but it will also keep them safe online. OpenDNS’s on-by-default phishing protection will keep them safe from fraudulent sites and take the guesswork out of identifying them. If they have little kids around, ask if they want Parental Controls on, too. And add a custom image – a family photo, perhaps? – and custom message for the Guide and block pages for extra personalization.

Happy holidays to everyone. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy holiday season. 🙂

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