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Windows 7: Practicing safe DNS with Google

23 Mar 2013   #1

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Practicing safe DNS with Google

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The Internet's a dangerous place for an innocent Web browser to be searching alone for the right Web page, so the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was created to make searching safer. That's the good news. The bad news is that DNSSEC adoption has been lagging. Now, Google has announced that it's supporting DNSSEC in its Google Public DNS service.
Practicing safe DNS with Google | ZDNet

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23 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good article thanks for sharing.
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24 Mar 2013   #3

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Thanks Golden, I've switched to Google's Public DNS servers a long time ago, and it's pleasing to see they are increasing security.
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24 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Golden.
Could it be that the cost of deploying DNSSEC is the reason for it's slow acceptance?
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24 Mar 2013   #5

 
 
so how does one access this wonderland of security?

going on the internet using firefox...how does one use this new service? I use a cable ISP, not a home server. just curious to have this information converted into something useful for a typical internet user.
thanks.
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24 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

From the article:
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In addition, because DNSSEC is still uncommon, Web browsers tend to do a lousy job of supporting it. Chrome has had built-in DNSSEC support since version 14, but for other Web browsers you have to add in DNSSEC support with extensions. At this time there are DNSSEC extensions for Firefox and Internet Explorer. There's also a Chrome DNSSEC extension, which helps make it clearer when you're visiting a site that's been authenticated by DNSSEC. As far as I've been able to determine there are no such extensions or native support for DNSSEC in Opera or Safari.
I haven't tried it, but I suspect that you need to:
  • Install an add-on for Firefox and/or IE
  • Go to "Network Connections"
  • Select your adapter/NIC
  • Click on "Change settings of this connection" on the Command bar
  • Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP)" and click on the "Properties"button
  • Put the IP Address of the correct DNS server in your NIC settings ("Preferred DNS server:")
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24 Mar 2013   #7

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I have been using Google DNS for a long time now. Before that I used to use openDNS but I am happy with G DNS. I set it in my router as well as any peripheral device that's connected to my router I have also heard some positive feedback in regards to BlockAid Public DNS, but I haven't tried that one yet.
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25 Mar 2013   #8

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Google Public DNS IP addresses

The Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4) are as follows:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4


The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as follows:

2001:4860:4860::8888
2001:4860:4860::8844


You can use either number as your primary or secondary DNS server. You can specify both numbers, but do not specify one number as both primary and secondary.

You can configure Google Public DNS addresses for either IPv4 or IPv6 connections, or both.
https://developers.google.com/speed/...dns/docs/using

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Public_DNS
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