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Firefox and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Johnny b, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

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    Generally, I don't 'fix' what I don't understand.

    What are the TSG recommendations/thoughts regarding Mozilla's DoH?

    Bleeping computer has some negativity about it in an article here:
    Google Unveils DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Plan, Mozilla's Faces Criticism
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...over-https-doh-plan-mozillas-faces-criticism/


    Here is the Mozilla blog article discussing coming changes in regards to DoH:
    What’s next in making Encrypted DNS-over-HTTPS the Default
    https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2019/09/06/whats-next-in-making-dns-over-https-the-default/

    I've never changed my DNS settings. They are handled by my ISP, Spectrum, with no issues I'm aware of.

    Is this Mozilla DoH a good thing?
    Downsides?
     
  2. SeanLaurence

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    Here is an article discussing the technology in general.
    https://www.netsparker.com/blog/web-security/pros-cons-dns-over-https/

    My takeaway is that it is bleeding edge.
    It is to add some more privancy and security to the web, but the reality is that it is one more thing that has to be adopted in a widespread fashion .
    If you are at the leading edge of security research yourself then you need to be aware of this. If you use the internet to search for cookie recipies then not so much. If you are planning a revolution, I wouldn't trust the internet.
     
  3. plodr

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    It appears it hasn't happened yet in FF,
    And since it is user changeable,
    I'd encourage you to open Options, under Tools and in the General section scroll down until you see Network.
    Either write down or take a screenshot of what is currently showing. That way, if it changes, you can revert to what you are currently using.

    Note: I run FF ESR so I won't get this "feature" for about a year.
     
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