Domain Name System (DNS) has been around for the better part of the last 35 years. Its basic premise of translating memorized domain names to IP addresses didn’t really change. However, its unencrypted nature might lead to DNS hijackings or privacy violations. You can check from here if you’re using an encrypted DNS.
Fortunately, two different propositions, namely DNS over HTTPs and DNS over TLS emerged in this area to combat these shortcomings. Different public resolvers and clients started to support these standarts in the last few years. If we look at the more commonly used softwares, Android 9 and Firefox added support for this a few years ago and Google Chrome is currently experimenting. On iOS side, you can use 22.214.171.124 app by Cloudflare and probably many others.
With widespread support available now and coming soon, there is literally no reason not to try and improve your privacy.
The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee launches Contract for the Web which aims to safeguard the Web by introducing 9 core principles for governments, companies and citizens. It is endorsed by giants such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, EFF more.
Hopefully, everyone who backs this effort will do more than just endorsing it but rather act accordingly to achieve the goals set by the project.
I’m more looking forward to a possible 14-inch Macbook Pro next March-June with nearly the same or equivalent upgrades. Maybe Intel’s 10th Gen Core series processors with Gen11 graphics, variable refresh rate screen, better FaceTime HD webcam and WiFi 6.
Intel discloses 77 security vulnerabilities as part of their November 2019 platform update.
This nightmare for Intel does not seem to pass. Hopefully, necessary updates will be distributed by vendors fairly quickly.