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Malware and Ad blocker

  • 29-09-2019 6:38pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 13,986 ✭✭✭✭


    https://github.com/hectorm/hblock

    Tried this for the first time today.
    It is comprehensive ..... 145,613 domains blocked!

    I have disabled my ad-blockers while testing, and so far, no ads.


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    Have you tried pihole? I swear by it, I have it running in docker on a Centos server for network wide blocking. It even blocks ads on my daughter's iPhone
    https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole

    491872.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,986 ✭✭✭✭Johnboy1951


    Have you tried pihole? I swear by it, I have it running in docker on a Centos server for network wide blocking. It even blocks ads on my daughter's iPhone
    https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole

    No, I have not tried it, although aware of it.
    Looks like impressive stats.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    No, I have not tried it, although aware of it.
    Looks like impressive stats.

    Yeah the reason the blocking stat is so high is that my wife likes to play a game on her phone which is riddled with tracking and adverts. Looking at the stats I can tell exactly when she's been playing :D

    I'm using the ticked lists in pihole from here https://v.firebog.net/hosts/lists.php


  • Moderators Posts: 6,851 ✭✭✭Spocker


    +1 for PiHole, it's an excellent piece of kit - I use mine for Ad Blocking, as well as my DHCP server, running on a Raspberry PI


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 1,333 Mod ✭✭✭✭croo


    Two interesting projects I was not aware of .. thanks!

    Also of interest to me was the license pi-hole is distributed under, namely EUPL. Wiki tells me it's around since 2007 but it was not a license I've encountered before so also interesting!

    Now, I need to dig out an old pi to start playing around. :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    croo wrote: »
    Now, I need to dig out an old pi to start playing around. :)

    No need for a pi, run it in a vm or in docker on anything :cool:


  • Moderators Posts: 6,851 ✭✭✭Spocker


    No need for a pi, run it in a vm or in docker on anything :cool:

    But you still need to run your VM or Docker on something, right? PIs work for me because they are small, cheap, headless and easy to hide


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭The high horse brigade


    Spocker wrote: »
    But you still need to run your VM or Docker on something, right? PIs work for me because they are small, cheap, headless and easy to hide

    Yes, but if he's like me and into stuff like this he will already have other stuff running on something running all of the time


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,665 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Peppermint OS uses hblock as their new ad blocker app (via the hosts file).

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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