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Easy Blocker: Technical Report

Prismantas, Mindaugas (2021) Easy Blocker: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This project consists of developing secure internet browsing for less tech savvy people. To achieve that it requires using raspberry pi as a secondary router to be able to block domains and DNS from the internet, so that the ads or malicious websites are forever blocked behind the second router filter. All devices that are connected to the ethernet cable are influenced and protected by the raspberry pi shielding more than one device from malicious activities that happen on web. Like a malicious website that throws bunch of pop-up ads that forces you to download a virus. The statistics show that the malware is not going anywhere, and it will not go away any time soon, “560,000 new pieces of malware are detected every day.” (A Not-So-Common Cold: Malware Statistics in 2021 | DataProt, 2021), and the best way to protect IoT devices form malware is to prevent it completely. On this project users are allowed to make their own filters and add their own websites that they wouldn’t want to see, giving them the customisation if needed. There are already 3rd party lists made that get updated frequently and you can choose them without any difficulty. It is an easy integrate for all homes, as you just plug it into the network, and it should be able to work straight away. Making it less of a hassle for people that do not really know how to use computers apart from browsing. This process will help people to have way smoother internet browsing experience without any disturbances. As a cyber security student, I want to make sure that everything is secure, running without any issues. That is why having a secondary router that is isolated on local network is a best way to do it. A sure way that would be a very hard for hackers to tinker with.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Criminology > Crimes and Offences > Cyber Crime
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 16:05
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 09:36

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