Why you should be using secure DNS on your Chromebook

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DNS stands for Domain Name System and makes it such that can type google.com instead of 142.251.32.14. What DNS does is map the URL you type to the correct IP address associated with the address. In the example I just mentioned, 142.251.32.14 is one of the IP addresses mapped to google.com.

Without DNS, you’d have to remember IP addresses, which is not user-friendly.

By default, DNS isn’t terribly secure. Every time you search in your web browser, that search is sent in plain text. That means anyone intercepting the search data you send from your Chromebook can be read. However, if you make use of secure DNS, that search data is encrypted, so it’s far more challenging to read. Because it’s so easy to enable secure DNS in ChromeOS, this should be considered a

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