Firefox leading in security with default DNS over HTTPS

Firefox will be the first browser to make DNS over HTTPS (DoH) connections the default in their browser. This new standard will be released over the next few weeks to all Firefox users in the US. What is DoH-based encryption? Well, it’s a way to encrypt your browser traffic from outside companies. An example of DNS encryption is DoH. DoH is a new standard that encrypts a part of your internet traffic, according to The Verge.

Although the new standard can’t stop data mining, it does make it harder to collect the users’ information. Firefox will be offering two choices for DNS servers – Cloudflare and NextDNS. Also, Mozilla has outlined specific privacy requirements that DoH providers have to abide by. Mozilla does claim that DoH increases privacy and security for whoever utilizes the encryption method. The flip side though is that Mozilla has faced severe scrutiny from lawmakers and experts in security. They present the case of DNS hindering companies and organizations using an enterprise system to block dangerous content.

The company has stated that enterprise configurations will disable DoH by default. The overall controversy of the encryption change will only affect US-based Mozilla users. While Firefox is the only one to make DNS over HTTPS it’s default, other browsers only support it, such as Chrome, Edge Chromium, and Brave. In most scenarios though, you would need to take a deep dive into these browsers setting to find and activate this.

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