OpenDNS has provided world-class security using DNS for years, and OpenDNS one of thethe most secure DNS service available. Work is nearing completion on DNSCrypt.
The underlying DNS protocol has not been secure, many users will remember the Kaminsky Vulnerability, which impacted nearly every DNS implementation in the world. With that being said, the last mile of internet is the portion of your Internet connect between your computer and your ISP. OpenDNS’s product DNSCrypt is a way of securing that “last mile” of DNS traffic and solving the entire class of serious concerns with the DNS protocol as a whole.
Numerous accounts of tampering, or man-in-the-middle attacks and snooping on DNS over the last mile represents a serious risk. Thousands of users are exposed to “last mile” attack’s each time they use there Wi-Fi connection in public places, such as coffee shops, airports, hotels. They are paying a price for convenience over their privacy and security. These networks are notoriously insecure, and make it very easy for criminals and ISPs to see what your doing and spy on your activity.
In plain english what will DNSCrypt do? It is a piece of lightweight software that everyone should use to boost online privacy and security. It works by encrypting all DNS traffic between the user and OpenDNS, preventing any spying, spoofing or man-in-the-middle attacks.
More details on this Preview Release can be found here…
A Mac Preview is currently available with PC version surely to follow soon.