Traditionally, DNS queries and responses are sent over the internet without encryption. This could very well lead to tracking and spoofing vulnerabilities that put users data at risk.
There are many servers in between your computer and DNS server. Information travels through
What’s worse than tracking is spoofing. If any of these servers acts as a bad man in the middle, they can spoof you a wrong address for a site that could potentially steal your credentials instead.
So, what’s the solution?
But that wouldn’t solve the issue of being tracked and potentially spoofed. You need to encrypt the data before
However, no browsers supported this new protocol just yet but they are coming. For example, Mozilla has started to experimenting feature in its Firefox browser.
Manually configure DoH on Firefox
- Type about
:configin the address bar in Firefox and press Enter.
- Type “network.trr” in the search box to narrow down the items.
- Change network.trr.mode to 2, and enter the DoH
There are two DoH compliant endpoints that are available now to use.
- Google Public DNS: https://dns.google.com/resolve?
- Cloudflare: https://mozilla.cloudflare-dns.com/dns-query
Photo credits to Mozilla