DNSCrypt is a network protocol, and Frank Denis and Yecheng Fu developed it. It is authenticating Domain Name System (DNS) traffic between the user’s computer system and recursive name servers. It is a service that IP addresses to URL of websites you can open on your using browser.
However, maximum websites are not going HTTPS to ensure that all of the data is secured, securing DNS by using one step ahead. Alongside, in all of them over HTTPS, it leaves some of the data unencrypted that further lets a door open for the hackers by DNS Spoofing. The time of Spoofing, an attacker on a local internet network can abuse this to deal with small attacks. In the present, malware is corrupting or infecting the DNS. This is where DNSCrypt comes into the picture. In this blog, we will talk about the DNSCrypt, and how you can use it on your Windows 10 PC.
DNSCrypt is an open specification/protocol that will help in communication and data transfer between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It will make sure that the DNS spoofing is kept on the bay. It is using the cryptographic signatures to confirm that results originate from the selected DNS resolver.
It was headed from the OpenBSD operating system circa 2008 systems. It makes sure to tunnel DNS over a safe channel effectively change the DNS security. As per them, a number of applications on Windows or any other platform mostly use the DNS to connect with their resources on the server. However, they are not safe and their data can be leaked. Alongside they are also working on secure transport protocols for example- DNS-over-HTTP/2.
Use of DNSCrypt on Windows 10 PC
As we have declared earlier, it is available for all of the platforms such as as-Android, and iOS, let’s discuss on Windows 10 PC space. A number of third-party software is available – i.e., clients, which can be installed on any type of devices, and even on the router. These tools are using a different kind of layers of DNS resolvers to provide it advanced security.
It is a simple to use DNSCrypt software that is providing two types layers of DNS security, locks the leaking VPN, wrongly configured DNS, corrects the mistyped URLs and the speed up your browsing performance. It is also able to create logs and block addresses, and domain.
You should be also aware that DNSCrypt is available for the Servers such as- DNSCrypt-Wrapper, Unbound by NLnetLabs, supports both DNS-over-TLS and DNSCrypt, dnsdist by PowerDNS, supports for both DNS-over-TLS and DNSCrypt, DoH-proxy by Facebook, supports DNS-over-HTTP/2 (DoH) and rust-DoH supports DNS-over-HTTP/2 (DoH). To get more information about it you can visit on dnscrypt.info.