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Firefox is Now Turning on DNS Over HTTPS Encryption By Default

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Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US.

Mozilla says it is the first browser to support the new standard by default, and will be rolling it out gradually over the coming weeks in order to address any unforeseen issues.

Mozilla says Firefox will offer a choice of two trusted DNS providers, Cloudflare and NextDNS, and that Cloudflare will be used as the default.

DoH is a new standard that encrypts a part of your internet traffic that’s typically sent over an unencrypted plain text connection, and which could allow others to see what websites you’re visiting, even when your communication with the website itself is encrypted using HTTPS.

Curated from The Verge

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