Developers from Yandex announced new opportunities in Yandex.Browser. In the new version of DNSCrypt introduced technology designed to protect users from cybercriminals use in their fraud technology with the substitution of sites. According to the developers, Yandex.The browser became the first browser on the market that support DNSCrypt.
Technology DNSCrypt provides secure communication between the browser and the DNS server. All requests to the DNS server and its responses are encrypted that does not allow them to replace. In addition, the browser sends requests to the DNS server specified in the router settings or the computer, and on the Yandex service that support DNSCrypt. As a result, the user will not appear on the website scams, even if they replace the DNS server address on the device.
Protection against spoofing sites work if you install the latest version of Yandex.Browser and select in the settings the option “Always use a secure DNS server Yandex encrypted DNSCrypt”. It is planned that in the future there will be option for other DNS servers.