DNSCrypt Proxy 2 for Android via Magisk Module available

Good news for security fans - I was already reporting that DNSCrypt Proxy v2 gets a second life - now Android also gets supported with an Magisk Module coded by bluemeda. The Module downloadable via the official Magisk Module Manager and the source code is available on GitHub. Installing the Module The install instructions (as you also... Continue Reading →

First final version of DNSCrypt-proxy 2.0 is here – works great!

Damn, I must admit, the development of the new DNSCrypt-proxy 2.0 was really really fast and the new version works well, I tested it already like 3 hours and it definitely get my recommendation. DOWNLOAD Windows 32 bit dnscrypt-proxy-win32-2.0.0.zip Windows 64 bit dnscrypt-proxy-win64-2.0.0.zip Other Sadly there isn't really a changelog so if you want to... Continue Reading →

Simple DNSCrypt 0.4.5 alpha is here

Remember when I wrote about the DNSCrypt changes? The easiest installer is now back to Windows in its first alpha installer version for x64 users. It integrates the new and improved dnscrypt-proxy 2.0 version. Overview SimpleDNSCrypt is still the easiest method for Windows users, especially for beginners to get DNSCrypt-Proxy v2 working without any command... Continue Reading →

Back from the dead – DNSCrypt-Proxy v2

I wrote about the death of DNSCrypt and I recommend to use DNS-over-TLS which might be a thing, however the problem with DNS-over-TLS is that it leaks the hostname in plain text by the Server Name Indication (SNI) extension for TLS. This can be a problem and there will be no solution for it, the... Continue Reading →

Working with Stubby under Windows

DNS-over-TLS rcently got hyped and I want to talk a little bit about it, the RFC exist since 2011 and there is nothing special about it, however there exist several clients to get it working on server or client side. As you can see in the picture above, Stubby (aka getdns), Knot and digit are... Continue Reading →

DNSCrypt has been Abandoned

The maintainer of DNSCrypt stopped supporting it, closed the repository on GitHub and put the domain on sale. The repository has already been cloned and is now maintained by Dyne. Unfortunately, they do not plan to add any new features, so DNSCrypt is abandoned in favor of the "DNS over TLS" standard. The alternative to DNSCrypt is the... Continue Reading →

DNSCrypt Windows Guide

DNSCrypt is a software application for securing communications between a client (your own PC) and a DNS resolver (server). What is DNSCrypt? DNSCrypt solves the DNS leak problem. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. Your ISP often intercepts the DNS resolvers you use, and... Continue Reading →

Which DNS Provider blocks the most?

A lot of people choosing a DNS provider to block malware or to bypass ISP DNS server-side restrictions but when it comes to blocking there is almost no documentation what exactly has been blocked. To answer this simple question, CryptoAUSTRALIA has now compared the threat-blocking performance of ten popular DNS providers. Suprisingly Norton ConnectSafe, SafeDNS and... Continue Reading →

DNSCrypt explained – it won’t replace a VPN!

DNSCrypt is a protocol for securing a single hop during a DNS lookup. It allows you to authenticate that the packet you received from the DNS server you connected to is the one that it sent, and also encrypts it over that single hop.  Sadly there several people spreading false facts about DNSCrypt. Please note that... Continue Reading →

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