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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

How To Plug One Of The Biggest Privacy Holes In The Internet

An article by Sean Captain tells how to correct one of the bigger security weaknesses of the Internet: change the DNS address that your computer uses to find web sites. The article states, “An upgrade to DNS, the internet’s address book, would make it harder for ISPs to know where you surf, and for hackers to hijack your traffic.”

The same article also states:

“The decades-old DNS system wasn’t designed with security in mind. ‘By default, all your DNS queries are sent over an unencrypted connection,’ says Prince, ‘which means the hotel you’re staying in, the coffee shop your surfing the web from, your ISP, anyone who’s on the line can see every site that you’re visiting.’ That means hackers listening in on the network can intercept DNS requests and modify the results to direct you somewhere you hadn’t intended, such as a website hosting malware.”

The change is simple to make.

You can read the full article at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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