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Handshake: Decentralizing DNS to Improve the Security of the Internet

  • We need Authentication, Integrity, and Encryption in order to prevent MITM attacks.The solution is to use HTTPS, which relies on TLS and CAs. Your browser encrypts traffic to websites using TLS (Transport Security Layer), which relies on public key cryptography.
  • Handshake is a blockchain protocol that aims to solve the issue of trusting hundreds of CAs. It's a protocol that's similar to Bitcoin, except instead of using coins as money, you use Handshake coins to register names on the Handshake blockchain.
  • Only the name owners can associate DNS data and other arbitrary data with their name that everyone can verify on the blockchain instead of trusting CAs. There's another significant benefit of Handshake names — they are resistant to censorship, seizure, and tampering because Handshake names are stored on the blockchain.

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DNSCrypt encrypts communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver

  • It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with.It is an open specification, with free and open source reference implementations, and it is not affiliated with any company nor organization.Free, DNSCrypt-enabled resolvers are available all over the world.Let's secure your DNS!Why was DNSCrypt developed?Most applications on your computer, mobile devices and connected gadgets heavily use DNS, a mandatory protocol to communicate over the Internet.Unfortunately, the security of that important protocol could be vastly improved.
  • It is an open specification, with free and open source reference implementations, and it is not affiliated with any company nor organization.Free, DNSCrypt-enabled resolvers are available all over the world.Let's secure your DNS!Why was DNSCrypt developed?Most applications on your computer, mobile devices and connected gadgets heavily use DNS, a mandatory protocol to communicate over the Internet.Unfortunately, the security of that important protocol could be vastly improved.

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Firefox: Leave My DNS Alone

  • Whilst I agree that 8chan should have been removed by Cloudflare, if Cloudflare has a marketplace control, like over most users of Firefox, then the only blocking it should do is that necessary by law.
  • It might make my day to see them block DNS resolution of a company like Google, on the grounds that Google is breaching privacy laws and therefore unethical to resolve, but that shouldn't be an option Cloudflare can take.
  • With the privacy problems we've seen with period apps, Facebook SDK tracking and similar, users desparately need control and visibility of what apps can do on the network.
  • Firefox is now going to be another app that is doing weird encrypted stuff you cannot see and maybe Firefox will have audit logs and network logs to see what Cloudflare gets, but will your Period app or the Facebook SDK when it starts using DoH too?

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