If you’re interested in staying safe online, you’ve probably heard that DNS leaks are a real security risk. But what are they exactly and how can you protect yourself?
Every time you access a new website, your system sends a Domain Name System (DNS) query to find the website’s server. These requests are not encrypted, which means your ISP, Wi-Fi hotspot owners, and even snoops hanging around your favorite coffee shop may be able to log your browsing history.
Install a VPN encrypts your connection and reduces the chances of hackers monitoring your activity, but not all providers keep you DNS leak-free. It is important to check that you are safe.
In this article, we are going to explain some DNS basics, how and where you are at risk. We’re going to talk about simple DNS leak tests that can reveal security vulnerabilities in seconds, and if you are found to be vulnerable, we’ll give you some useful ideas on what to do next.
What is dns
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