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DNS-over-HTTPS is the next default protection coming to Firefox

  1. In Mozilla's continued cadence of adding privacy protections, Mozilla will soon be adding DNS-over-HTTPS to Firefox's already rich catalog of privacy features.

    Mozilla has actually been supporting DoH since 2018 with its Nightly Firefox builds, and in recent versions of Firefox, users have had the ability to manually enable DoH in the browser's settings. However, the goal has been to get DoH to a point where Mozilla can integrate it into Firefox by default.

    In recent experiments, Mozilla noted it has learned how to detect and mitigate problems with broad DoH deployment, while respecting both users' choice to opt out and enterprise configurations that might not work with the feature. That said, Mozilla will be rolling out DoH in what it calls "fallback mode" later this month.

    This means that if domain name look-ups using DoH fail, Firefox will revert back to using the default operating system DNS. Similarly, if Firefox detects that parental controls or enterprise policies are in effect, Firefox will disable DoH.

    Mozilla plans to gradually roll out DoH in the USA in late September. Assuming no hiccups, the company will issue an update before a full default DNS-over-HTTPS deployment.

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,119   +1,594

  3. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 625   +304

    This'll be interesting.
     
    onetheycallEric and Uncle Al like this.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,716   +4,048

    VERY interesting ......
     
    lexster and onetheycallEric like this.

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