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Problem with users bypassing k9 web protection?

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I have a problem with users bypassing k9 web protection on my computer. Whenever a user enters “https” before a website, then the website pops up with no restrictions. For example, if someone wanted to get onto facebook, then they could enter https//www.facebook.com, and it would pop up with no problems. What can I do to prevent users from bypassing k9 web protection like this?

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  1. ArmyGuy on May 22, 2012 reply

    you need to change a setting then , because I have tried your little Https trick and every single time with out fail K9 has blocked what ever i have wanted blocked

    DNS can not be blocked by filters HAHAHA HAHAHA HAHAHA ROFLMAO HAHAHAHA FREAKIN CLASSIC

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  2. PCPrime on May 22, 2012 reply

    I don’t know what k9 means but I can tell you that https cannot be blocked by DNS filters.

    You can block port 443 but you will also block services such as gmail. You can use a paid service to filter as well.

    PCPrime
    http://www.pc-prime.com/blog

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  3. Dominic on May 22, 2012 reply

    It seems like you will have to add https sites manually. See this link.

    http://k9webprotection.uservoice.com/forums/84793-general/suggestions/2223474-k9-should-filter-https-too

    - Dominic

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  4. ChristianM on May 22, 2012 reply

    most commonly routers offer a website block of some kind (although limited compared to firewalls and such) but if you block *.facebook.* it should block ANY attempt at facebook. Whether http://www.facebook.com, http://www.facebook.com, facebook.ca, etc. Hope this helps. May want to check your router for specifics as not ALL have this option, but MOST do.

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