Google Is Enabling DNS over TLS in Android P for Better Protection and Privacy

Google announced today that it brings DNS over TLS support in the upcoming Android P release of its Linux-based mobile operating system for an extra layer of protection and better privacy.

By design, Domain Name System (DNS) requests are sent over a plaintext connection, so DNS over TLS aims to perform a remote DNS resolution via the secure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. Google wants to make its Android operating system more secure for all users and it implemented DNS over TLS support in the latest Android P Developer Preview.

“The Android P Developer Preview includes built-in support for DNS over TLS. We added a Private DNS mode to the Network & internet settings,” said Erik Kline, Android software engineer. “By default, devices automatically upgrade to DNS over TLS if a network’s DNS server supports it. But users who don’t want to use DNS over TLS can … (read more)

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