Chrome: how to enable encrypted DNS over HTTPS to protect your privacy

by Kelvin
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Google Chrome does not allow by default to enable encrypted DNS DNS over HTTPS – as Firefox has been offering for a few weeks. But there is still a trick that we propose you to discover in this quick tutorial.

  

What if the DNS were the Achilles heel of the security of your personal data? In order to be able to type an address to reach a site, rather than an IP address, Domain Name Servers or Domain Name Servers appeared in the early days of the web. Today they form the backbone of the network, so that an incredible amount of data passes through these nodes every second. Of which personal data.

Chrome: when DNS betray your history

The problem is that your data is transmitted to these unencrypted servers via port 53. And since they are not encrypted, it becomes possible for the DNS server owner to see your activity – in other words, the detailed history of the data. sites you visit. But whether your DNS ISP, Google (8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4), Cloudflare (1.1.1.1, 1.0.0.1), OpenDNS (208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.222), or FDN (80.67.169.12, 80.67.169.40), all have clear access to these data.

There is of course a solution: the DNS over HTTPS, which consists of fully encrypting the data that pass through these servers. But not all browsers allow, by default, their activation. So Firefox has a simplified activation in recent weeks, but Google Chrome is still absent subscribers – but it is this browser that is by far the most used in France and around the world. Fortunately, it remains possible to force the use of these encrypted DNS with a trick.

How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Google Chrome

For that :

Chrome: how to enable encrypted DNS over HTTPS to protect your privacy 1

    Right click on the shortcut to Google Chrome (for example, the one in your taskbar that you often click) Click properties

Chrome: how to enable encrypted DNS over HTTPS to protect your privacy 2

    Copy and paste the entire following code after the contents of the Target field followed by a space

–enable-features = "dns-over-https <DoHTrial" –force-fieldtrials = "DoHTrial / Group1" –force-fieldtrial-params = "DoHTrial.Group1: server / https% 3A% 2F% 2Fcloudflare-dns %% 2Ecom 2Fdns-query / method / POST

    Click on ApplyLaunch Chromium by clicking on this shortcutCheck that the DNS over HTTPS is activated by consulting the page https://1.1.1.1/help

Note that this trick will take you through Cloudflare's free DNS servers. Have you managed to enable these secure DNS on your PC? Share your feedback in the comments.

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