OpenDNS DNSCrypt is an open-source DNS encryption tool. In layman terms, DNSCrypt is a tool for securing communications between a client and a DNS resolver (more on this later). Basically, it secures your connection from eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks. Thus, hugely increasing your web browsing security. DNSCrypt is developed by the popular DNS service OpenDNS.
Let’s take an example to describe what exactly a DNS is. If you want to visit our website, you’ll type the human-readable domain name of our website, www.mytechguide.org. After you press Enter or click on the Go button of your browser, your browser will try to retrieve the IP address of our website, 18.104.22.168, before displaying our website. To know this IP address, your browser contacts a server called the Domain Name System (DNS) server. You can think of the DNS like a large phone book for the Internet, which translates the human-friendly domain names into an IP addresses. [Read more...]