The Problem with openDNS nameservers

by on Mar.05, 2009, under The Web

First and foremost, openDNS sucks! They’re trying to offer an advantage over how regular DNS works… but to be honest… there is no advantage other than you’re regular run of the mill DNS. When I type something wrong, I want an error! When I type something right and you spit back something wrong, that pisses people off!

Name resolutions are totally wack! If you use openDNS with ubuntu, centos, or most any other linux distro – you may notice you cannot update your systems! Total crap! And who’s to say they don’t inject their own DNS record so that when you mange to update your system – you’re actually installing a root kit embedded into a package you think is legit.

Using openDNS is the absolute biggest security hole you can possibly think of. All those phishing scams you’re afraid of… well they become 100% transparant when you’re relaying off their servers… they can send you to any page they wish to grab facebook passwords, email passwords, whatever! And guess what, you’re none the wiser! Your address bar still has the address you think it is, but you could very well be connected to a different server.

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