As we increasingly use HTTPS to secure access to our websites, DNS becomes a natural target. A target for both surveillance and intercepting. DoH has been developed to remove this threat.
The Firefox browser, as of version 62, offered support for this. It is widely viewed as a positive step for security and privacy, but has also drawn some negative attention this week. Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, have been nominated for an Internet Villain award by ISPA. ISPA believe that this move causes users to ‘bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK’. This isn’t a view we, or several other privacy focused ISPs agree with (see here, here & here).
DNS over HTTPS service
Introducing our latest NetWeaver Labs project. We’ve made our internal DoH server available for you to use. We’ve carefully selected a software stack which we believe offers the optimum mix of performance, utility and privacy.