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How to Turn on DNS Over HTTPS For All Apps in Windows 10

Using DNS over HTTPS (DoH) can make your web browsing more secure by hiding the websites your computer is accessing from outsiders. We’ve covered turning on DoH in your browser, but the newest Windows Insider update adds a system-level DoH setting to Windows 10. It’s incredibly handy.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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You Need to Lock Down Your Router’s Remote Management Options

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: Unless you’re using a mesh router setup, which typically ties its configuration to an easy-to-use app and/or service, there’s no need for you to enable remote management on your router. The setting sounds great on paper—who wouldn’t want to access their router’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Your Web Browser

Mozilla has started rolling out DNS over HTTPS for all Firefox users, a solid security change that’s meant to address the issue of third parties spying on the websites you’re visiting. Normally, when you type a website into your browser’s address bar and hit Enter, your browser uses DNS to map the domain name to […]

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The Biggest Changes Coming in Chrome 79

Google Chrome’s next big update, Chrome 79, has officially entered the beta phase, meaning the official public release will be here within the coming weeks—even though most of us have barely settled in with Chrome 78's recent launch. Users can expect some cool new features once the update rolls out, including sharing…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Enable Firefox’s More-Secure DNS Over HTTPS Feature Before Mozilla Does

Mozilla will enable Firefox’s DNS over HTTPS (DoH) service by default for all users at some point in late September. Here’s why that’s important: DoH keeps your internet browsing private and secure by hiding DNS requests—from your ISP, from software on your system (like parental control apps or other blocking…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Did Porn Mysteriously Appear on a ‘New’ iPhone? 

There’s something magical when it comes to porn. At least when it comes to porn popping up in the most unintended of places, like the web browser of your brand-new smartphone. Luckily you have me to help you figure out how they got there. Because I know you never tapped, clicked, or typed in anything that […]

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Prevent DNS Rebinding Attacks by Adjusting Your Router

Programmer (and artist) Brannon Dorsey wrote up a fascinating and fairly technical piece about the perils of DNS rebinding the other day. It’s worth a read if you have even the slightest interest in how web browsers work to prevent one site—a scammy site, let’s say—from sending a request to another site—your bank—and…Read more… Continue […]

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