Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Thus, once you connected your device to the latter—note that you have to do this process on each WiFi network which you want to change the DNS values of — , just go in the WiFI settings and long press on “MyPrettyWiFi”.

Protect Your Browsing With DNS Over TLS

Protect Your Browsing With DNS Over TLS

What Can You Do. Support for DNS over TLS isn’t as mature as HTTPS yet, but it’s still easy enough to get set up and use.Your Windows PC is now configured to use Stubby to send your DNS over TLS.

Firefox Announces New Partner in Delivering Private and Secure DNS Services to Users

Firefox Announces New Partner in Delivering Private and Secure DNS Services to Users

NextDNS Joins Firefox’s Trusted Recursive Resolver Program Committing to Data Retention and Transparency Requirements that Respect User Privacy.Firefox announced a new partnership with NextDNS to provide Firefox users with private and secure encrypted Domain Name System (DNS) services through its Trusted Recursive Resolver Program.

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

There are now several public DNS servers that support DoH, and if a Windows user or device admin configures one of them today, Windows will just use classic DNS (without encryption) to that server.

Dnsmasq-based DNS blocking

Dnsmasq-based DNS blocking

3600 IN A 104.198.14.52 ;; Query time: 155 msec ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1) ;; WHEN: Mon Nov 11 18:47:14 GMT 2019 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 56) And successfully blocks the cancer that is Google!.

Configuring DNS-Over-HTTPS on Pi-hole

Configuring DNS-Over-HTTPS on Pi-hole

This means that the connection from the device to the DNS server is secure and can not easily be snooped, monitored, tampered with or blocked.In the following sections we will be covering how to install and configure this tool on.

Google to implement encrypted DNS, but ISPs want Congress to block it

Google to implement encrypted DNS, but ISPs want Congress to block it

On September 19, a coalition of ISPs sent a letter to Congress voicing concerns that the protocol would centralize Google as the primary DNS lookup provider, virtually shutting out competition.

SCHILLING: If You Value Freedom On The Internet, Stop Using Google Chrome

SCHILLING: If You Value Freedom On The Internet, Stop Using Google Chrome

Here’s the background: Google has announced that they will soon start changing the way users are connected to websites through its Chrome browser, using a new protocol called DNS over HTTPS (DoH).

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

While the communications themselves are secure, and while the stateless nature of the DNSCrypt protocol helps against fingerprinting individual devices, DNS server operators can still observe client IP addresses.

Court says FCC’s ‘unhinged’ net neutrality repeal can’t stop state laws

Court says FCC’s ‘unhinged’ net neutrality repeal can’t stop state laws

The FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules has been significantly weakened by a federal appeals court, which ruled that the Commission could not preempt state laws like those pending in California.

DNS encryption and you! Why this isn’t an evil thing and why you need it in...

DNS encryption and you! Why this isn’t an evil thing and why you need it in...

Most people use Pi-hole as a way to block ads, but with an easy to use interface and the fact it can run on a cheap Raspberry Pi makes this an amazing first step in securing your homes DNS queries.

Why Every Privacy Activist Should Embrace* DNS-over-HTTPS

Why Every Privacy Activist Should Embrace* DNS-over-HTTPS

But I can’t get on board with my peers who believe that it’s a good idea to throw vitriol at DoH just because it might complicate “legacy” crap like the above, or that disintermediating DNS is somehow bad for security controls.

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

Google and Mozilla are trying to address these concerns by adding support in their browsers for sending DNS queries over the encrypted HTTPS protocol.Despite insinuations from telecom companies, Google says, the company has no plans to switch Chrome users to its own DNS servers.

DoH disabled by default in Firefox

DoH disabled by default in Firefox

Applications should respect OS configured settings.The DoH settings still can be overriden if needed.setting from Otto's change to.For more details on how to configure Firefox's use of DoH, please see their wiki.

Encrypted DNS could help close the biggest privacy gap on the Internet. Why are some groups fighting against it?

Encrypted DNS could help close the biggest privacy gap on the Internet. Why are some groups fighting against it?

Alongside technologies like TLS 1.3 and encrypted SNI, DoH has the potential to provide tremendous privacy protections.But to avoid having this technology deployment produce such a powerful centralizing effect, EFF is calling for widespread deployment of DNS over HTTPS support by Internet service providers themselves.

Mozilla plans to roll out DNS over HTTPS to US users in late September 2019

Mozilla plans to roll out DNS over HTTPS to US users in late September 2019

Starting in late September 2019, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is going to be rolled out to Firefox users in the United States.Starting in late September 2019, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is going to be rolled out to Firefox users in the United States.

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Starting since version 1.30 , the Mac, Linux, and Windows Private Internet Access (PIA) desktop clients have come with the ability to change the selected Name Server from PIA’s Domain Name System (DNS) servers to using one of PIA’s Handshake Name System (HNS) servers.

What Is NXDOMAIN?

What Is NXDOMAIN?

When you search for a Web site (domain) that doesn’t exist, these ISPs will hijack your session (also called as Error Redirection service), and it will show suggestions for sites that are similar to what you entered with tons of advertisements.

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

This mode of operation bypasses the default DNS settings that exist at the OS level, which, in most cases are the ones set by local internet service providers (ISPs).This also means that apps that support DoH can effectively bypass local ISPs traffic filters and access content that may be blocked by a local telco or local government -- and a reason why DoH is currently hailed as a boon for users' privacy and security.

DoH! Secure DNS doesn't make us a villain Mozilla tells UK ISP's

DoH! Secure DNS doesn't make us a villain Mozilla tells UK ISP's

The UK ISPA earlier this week proposed Mozilla, self-styled defender of internet freedom, as a black hat for its "proposed approach to introduce DNS-over-HTTPS in such a way as to bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK.".

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service providers, nominated the browser maker for its proposed effort to roll out the security feature, which they say will allow users to “bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK.”.

Google Announces DNS over HTTPS ‘General Availability’

Google Announces DNS over HTTPS ‘General Availability’

The move is an effort by Google to boost consumer privacy, reduce the threat of man-in-the-middle attacks, and speed up the internet with a new solution for securing domain name server traffic that uses the encrypted HTTPS channel.

Dnscrypt.ca: Snork's DNSCrypt Servers

Dnscrypt.ca: Snork's DNSCrypt Servers

There is no record of who connects to these servers, or what names they resolve to IP addresses. As a result, it might be possible for someone to know what DNS names you are requesting, and ultimately what services you are using (even if you are connecting to an encrypted service).

How (and Why) to Change Your DNS Server

How (and Why) to Change Your DNS Server

Here's the thing: The servers that route your internet requests don't understand domain names like . It turns out that my ISP-supplied router, which brings me internet, TV, and phone service, does not permit me to change the DNS settings.

Russia’s “Sovereign Internet” is About Counterintelligence

Russia’s “Sovereign Internet” is About Counterintelligence

The moves by Russia to increase control over its own citizens and to filter incoming content into the country look like attempts to prevent the same thing happening to their own society.

Check if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI

Check if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI

New technologies, such as Secure DNS or Cloudflare's own encrypted Server Name Indication (SNI) are designed to address leaks caused by DNS queries. Cloudflare's Browsing Experience Security Check online tool tests the capabilities of the web browser in regards to certain privacy and security related features.

New Huawei P30 Pro found to be querying serve...

New Huawei P30 Pro found to be querying serve...

The Facebook page ExploitWareLabs at 5:32 p.m. on Sunday uploaded a post which included a list of DNS (Domain Name System) queries being delivered behind the scenes from a new Huawei P30 Pro. A DNS query (also known as a DNS request) is a demand for information sent from a user's computer (DNS client) to a DNS server.

How To Stop Using Free Email

How To Stop Using Free Email

So for most free services like Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail, you're not going to be able to use your existing email address with a different email provider. The next thing you want to do is update all your online accounts that use your old address to contact you.

DNS-over-HTTPS Policy Requirements for Resolvers

DNS-over-HTTPS Policy Requirements for Resolvers

Those resolvers will be required to conform to a specific set of policies that put privacy first. In publishing this policy, our goal is to encourage adherence to practices for DNS that respect modern standards for privacy and security.

Encrypt that SNI: Firefox edition

Encrypt that SNI: Firefox edition

As promised, our friends at Mozilla landed support for ESNI in Firefox Nightly, so you can now browse Cloudflare websites without leaking the plaintext SNI TLS extension to on-path observers (ISPs, coffee-shop owners, firewalls, …).