Fri. Dec 6th, 2019

Alphabet Publishes DNS Encryption Application Intra

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Alphabet has released the DNS-over-HTTPS application Intra, which uses Cloudflare and Google’s public DNS server to encrypt DNS requests and prevent DNS pollution. DNS pollution is a typical review strategy, and users sending DNS query requests have been tampered with and returned the wrong IP address.
One of the reasons why DNS queries are easily tampered with is that it is not encrypted and sends an explicit text request.

DNS-over-HTTPS can partially solve this problem, but a recent trend is that reviewers begin to upgrade to Server Name Indication (SNI) detection.
Intra protects you from DNS manipulation, a type of cyber attack used to block access to news sites, social media platforms, and messaging apps. Intra also helps protect you against phishing and malware.
• Free access to websites and apps blocked by DNS manipulation
• No limits on data usage and it won’t slow down your internet connection
• Open source
• Keep your information private – Intra doesn’t track the apps you use or websites you visit
• Customize your DNS server provider — use your own or pick from popular providers
The Intra app only supports Android, users need to download it through the Google Play Store, the source code is hosted on GitHub, and licensed under Apache License 2.0.