Configure Secure DNS on Chrome (DOH on Chrome)

Configuring DNS-over-HTTPs (DOH) in a Chrome browser can be done locally in a browser using the secure DNS option in the Chrome browser settings.   Access the security settings by going here in the Chrome browse: chrome://settings/security   Scroll down to the “Use secure DNS”.   Click on “Custom” and toggle the option on. Paste…

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Chrome Breaks Encrypted DNS on macOS 13

Often regarded as a critical piece of the internet fabric, DNS functions as a directory service for the internet. Its biggest vulnerability has always been that its traffic was always sent across the wire in clear text (meaning anyone could read the queries). The solution for this came in the form of Encrypted DNS, which by…

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Configure Private DNS on Android OS

Android version 9 introduced a new native feature  allows a user to encrypt DNS using the DNS-over-TLS (DOT) protocol. The video below shows how to access and enable this feature on most Android OS’ that are 9 or greater. Manually Configure Private DNS on Android Step 1: Private DNS Go to Settings->Network->Advanced and look for…

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Android Version Older than 9

If you are running an Android OS that is older than the 9 you will be limited to using the app available in the Google play store. This app will deploy a local VPN that encrypts all DNS traffic, but it does not offer some of the hardening features available in Android versions 9 or…

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Disable AVAST Network Inspector

There is a known issue between the AVAST network inspector and CleanBrowsing. You will need to choose which one you prefer to use. AVAST and CleanBrowsing can exist, but you can’t have two platforms doing the same DNS based content filtering.   Why The Conflict Exists   Every time you enter the URL (address) of a website,…

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Is CleanBrowsing an Effective DNS Filter?

The area that sets CleanBrowsing apart from the other alternatives is our investment to our categories. We have built some pretty cool technology designed to help us more effectively detect issues, and coupled that with our experience in the security domain.   Don’t take our word for it. In 2018, an independent security researcher released a…

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T-Mobile Home Internet CGNAT

If using the T-Mobile network you will not be able to use. DNS-over-HTTPS (DOH), you will be required to use DNS-over-TLS (DOT).   We have been trying to coordinate with the T-Mobile team, but they are unresponsive. They are actively blocking DOH-based services. This effects all our apps. Their block results in your internet being…

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What is a VPN? How does it work?

CleanBrowsing provides a DNS filtering service, but like most DNS services it is limited by what is happening on the network. While our system will work to block access to VPN sites, its effectiveness is limited to what the network, and local device, allow.   In this article we introduce and explain VPNs so that…

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DNS Poisoning (DNS Spoofing)

During a DNS poisoning attack, a hacker substitutes the address for a valid website for an imposter. Once completed, that hacker can steal valuable information, like passwords and account numbers, or block access to a site.   DNS poisoning is also known as DNS cache poisoning, or DNS spoofing. It is considered a deceptive attack…

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The DNS Security Landscape

In our last article, we shared thoughts on how DNS can be used as an effective security control for your organization by functioning as a Firewall. In this article, we step back and focus security landscape as it pertains to DNS. This article is designed to educate and illustrates the complexities of managing your DNS…

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