Coronavirus Related Phishing Attacks

Coronavirus Related Phishing Attacks

With corona virus dominating the news it was only a matter of time before phishing attacks would appear to take advantage of people searching for information. We have seen a steep rise in new domains registered with the words corona, coronavirus or covid, with over 1,400 such new domains in the past few hours. A few ..

On Premise DNS filtering with Rawstream Network Server

We have a new bigger and better update of Rawstream Network Server out now. Rawstream Network Server provides on-premise DNS-based web filtering for all the devices and users on your network. What’s new: native Windows service that now works with Active Directory to provide per-Active Directory user filtering and reporting. Of course, guest devices can ..

Wildcard Support for Cloud DNS Filtering

From today, Rawstream Network Security adds the capability to allow or block domains based on wildcards. Wildcard support is being rolled out across all our DNS IPs right now and will be complete across the next few hours. The entries will match on the full domain queried, including subdomains. As an example: a wildcard entry for sw*.apple.com will match all ..

Product Name Update

Product Name Update

We’re always looking at ways to improve our products and that usually means technical improvements. Sometimes improving a product has nothing to do with the technical side, but simply how its presented. From talking to customers we realised that the difference between the different products was not always clear. Our communications were giving the impression ..

New: MX Logging

New: MX Logging

We’ve recently updated Rawstream Network Security to collect and report DNS MX requests. This matters because it can help organisations detect potential security breaches. Mail Exchanges DNS is the internet’s telephone directory. When you to browse to example.com, the browser looks up “example.com” against DNS servers, and the DNS server returns the address of example.com in ..

Should Coffee Shops Filter Their Patrons’ Wifi?

Should Coffee Shops Filter Their Patrons’ Wifi?

How establishments can protect their brand and block harmful internet content from being accessed through guest WiFi Coffee shops, kid-friendly restaurants and shopping malls attract lots of young families. With hundreds of kids and teenagers all connecting to the establishment’s guest wifi, as management you need to make sure that they experience a safe environment … ..

Stranger, meet WiFi

Stranger, meet WiFi

The not-so-sexy risks of having unprotected Airbnb networks A solid Wifi connection is now considered essential by most guests looking for a short-term rental on Airbnb.  Most hosts, especially in cities, will find that their booking requests drop dramatically if internet is not included.  Still, that doesn’t mean that handing over your WiFi password to ..

New: Bandwidth Monitoring

Rawstream for Windows now tracks users’ bandwidth usage. Reporting usage in real-time, the new Bandwidth report charts total bandwidth on a daily basis as well as the top categories for the chosen day. You can drill down further: click on a category to bring up per-user bandwidth consumption. Actionable Reporting Showing consumption by category makes ..

Rawstream is a member of the Internet Watch Foundation

      We’re happy to announce that Rawstream is an Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) member. The IWF is a non-profit founded to make the internet safer by removing images of child sexual abuse.   The internet is an amazing place and wonderful resource for learning, but it is also host to dangerous and violent ..

Managing Email Preferences

When you create a Rawstream account we send a daily summary email with key charts and data. By default we send the email to the email address used to sign up for Rawstream. If you want to add or remove emails to the list that will be sent the daily email you can simply do ..