(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The internet system known as DNS could soon get a whole lot more secure, and it’s thanks to a new technology provided for by the DNS resolution company known as OpenDNS.
Called “DNSCrypt,” the technology guards internet users against online dangers such as unauthorized tracking, impersonations, and attacks.
DNS is an IP translation system that enables web browsing.
Commenting on the matter in a company press release, OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch stated, “The technology empowers Internet users to secure their own Internet and DNS use and protect themselves from nefarious activity that happens through their DNS connection, but also to insulate themselves from their Internet Service Provider’s uninhibited access to their DNS activity and domain lookup history.”
“All Internet users have a right to privacy and DNSCrypt gives them both that and a heightened level of security,” Ulevitch continued.
Meanwhile, the company is especially focusing the technology’s use on “unsecured wireless hotspots” along with “residential ISP networks.”
As a company, OpenDNS provides DNS security that protects against online threats including botnets, malware, and phishing attacks. Because DNSCrypt is an open source technology, the company is currently providing the platform’s coding through GitHub.com. For more information on the matter, view a press release by OpenDNS here (opendns.com).