The Firebog
Updated: 03OCT17

The Big Blocklist Collection

The Internet is full of unsavoury content: advertisers wanting to sell you stuff you don't need, trackers extracting and selling your data as if it were oil, and malicious content vying to hijack your favourite device. This collection hopes to help you minimise these issues and maintain a more enjoyable online presence, using the wonderful, free and open source utility known as Pi-hole.

On arrival, like a growing number of websites, Forbes asked readers to turn off ad blockers in order to view the article. After doing so, visitors were immediately served with pop-under malware, primed to infect their computers, and likely silently steal passwords, personal data and banking information. Or, as is popular worldwide with these malware "exploit kits," lock up their hard drives in exchange for Bitcoin ransom. 'Forbes Site, After Begging You To Turn Off Adblocker, Serves Up A Steaming Pile Of Malware 'Ads'' - Techdirt, 2016

Before starting, here are some reading points:

Suspicious Lists

Advertising Lists

Tracking & Telemetry Lists

Malicious Lists

Pornography Lists

Whitelisting Suggestions

The more blocklists you add, the more likely you'll come across a false positive. First, you'll want to check out Commonly Whitelisted Domains over at the Pi-hole forum, then you can see if anything below is relevant to your interests. (Tip: Whitelisting and Blacklisting can be performed on multiple sites seperated by a space; e.g: pihole -w foo.bar.com foo.com)

Amazon Web Services (Kowabit)

Google Content (Andy Short)

Link Shortners (Openphish, Hostsfile.org)

Microsoft Connectivity Checker (Mahakala)

EA / Origin (Mahakala, Andy Short, Cameleon & others)

Blocked by Mahakala

Blocked by Andy Short

Blocked by various lists