Android takes aim at ISP surveillance with DNS privacy

Having badgered website owners to implement HTTPS privacy, it looks as if Google now wants to do something similar for DNS (Domain Name System) queries.The evidence is a small submit to the AOSP development site that mentions adding Android support for DNS-over-TLS, an emerging industry standard for encrypting DNS queries, originally submitted for Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) discussion in 2015.DNS, of course, is the system through which an easily readable internet domain (such as example.org) is resolved to the underlying IP address that computers care about (93.184.216.34 in this case). It happens every time you email somebody or type a URL into a web browser, and it usually happens so swiftly nobody notices it.Unfortunately, DNS queries are sent out onto the internet in the clear, which means that they can be tracked and altered by Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks, and that every website visit you make can be logged by your ISP or VPN provider and, through them, by advertisers and governments.

Source: Android takes aim at ISP surveillance with DNS privacy – Naked Security

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