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Choosing a DNS service might seem a trivial problem but it can have more implications for privacy than we might think. Using your ISP's DNS servers is probably the least desirable choice, so what are the alternatives? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of a few options for securing your DNS traffic, both free and commercial.
Whenever you torrent, there is a risk you might be giving away personal information. Simple actions such as connecting to a tracker can leak your IP and thus make it easy to find who and where you are. Attackers can use many tricks to exploit vulnerabilities in communications and gain access to private information. Knowing how this works and what you can do about it will keep you safe and away from the bad guys.
@ThatPrivacyGuy brings some light into the dark world of VPN providers and their promises.
Using public DNS services like OpenDNS or Google Public DNS might look like a good option to ensure robust performance; however, they can cause trouble with content delivery networks, which will be unable to estimate your location. To overcome this problem, public DNS servers implement some less-than-perfect solutions that can put your privacy at risk, so knowing what is happening behind the scenes and how to protect yourself becomes essential.
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You are not an IT professional but still curious about how surveillance works? Or you are wondering about the security of your computer?
Then the new book of David Haywood might be the right guide for you. He presents lots of accurate and useful information in an easy to read and sometimes even entertaining writing style.