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"Firefox continues push to bring DNS over HTTPS by default for US users"

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by AntonK, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. AntonK

    AntonK Senior Member

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  2. sone

    sone Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for sharing. Does this mean for those of us who use VPN clients it just adds an additional layer of encryption for the DNS?
     
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  3. consorts

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    well, it means DNS selection is built into the browser,
    so whatever DNS your VPN has you use won't matter.
    the fact that DNS is encrypted again by the VPN tunnel
    doesn't matter - all your httpS is pre-encrypted as well.

    the bad news here is if you use your VPN to occasional
    get away from your normally security restrictive DNS,
    then you won't want to use Firefox.

    bottom line is, Firefox will be good for people naive
    about their online security. the rest of us may want
    to deal with it further up the pipe on our own.

    what worries me is that browser built in DNS hosts
    will eventually be corrupted by ad hosts who pay them
    to let their traffic through. it's how some ad blockers
    are already exploiting the trust from their app users.
    thus another reason you want to control your own DNS
    not "trust" your browser to do it.
     
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  4. sone

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    Ah ok makes sense. Thank you.