Consumer grade routers are like leaky boats. But you can beef up your setup using things like the pfSense open source router and firewall software.

In previous videos we’ve looks specifically at DNS settings, and programs like “Unbound” within pfSense. While these grant you granular control over your home network, they can also be confusing.

This video dives deeper into “Unbound”, the DNS resolver on pfSense, and explains what each of its many settings means so that you can get a better understanding of just what it’s capable of.

00:00 Intro
01:09 DNS/pfSense Recap
02:22 Unbound Settings Explained
11:00 DNS Forwarder Explained
11:38 Conclusion

pfSense is a great tool that gives your router a power-up, enabling greater control, enhancing security, and the ability to set up more privacy for your internet activities.

Special Thanks to John Todd for guiding us through the tutorial process!

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Recommended Books:

Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Samsung note 10 –
iPhone XR –
Pixel 6a –

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!

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