Lifehacker: How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Your Web Browser

Mozilla has started rolling out DNS over HTTPS for all Firefox users, a solid security change that’s meant to address the issue of third parties spying on the websites you’re visiting. Normally, when you type a website into your browser’s address bar and hit Enter, your browser uses DNS to map the domain name to the actual IP address of the server you’re trying to reach—the one that hosts the website you’re looking to visit.

With DNS over HTTPS enabled, Mozilla writes, your browsing history should be much more hidden from potential attackers and companies that are trying to track what you’re up to online. But Firefox isn’t the only browser that can handle DNS over HTTPS. Here’s a quick look at how to enable DNS over HTTPS in all the major browsers—Mozilla’s included, if you’re impatient and don’t want to wait for the rollout to hit.

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