Firefox announced in a blog post that the DNS over HTTPS is becoming a standard for the US-based user over the next few weeks. Firefox claims that unencrypted DNS is not only vulnerable to spying but is being exploited, and so they are helping the internet to make the shift to more secure alternatives. Because there is no encryption, other devices along the way might collect or even block or change this data too. This new feature helps users to hide their browsing history from attackers on the network, helps prevent data collection by third parties on the network that ties your computer to websites visited.
Cloudflare and NextDNS
Firefox is enabling DoH by default only in the US for now, but users outside of the US can turn on this feature by going to Settings, then General, then scroll down to Networking Settings and click the Settings button on the right. Then DoH can be enabled by clicking the DNS over HTTPS in this menu and approving the checkbox that will appear. By default, this change will send users’ encrypted DNS requests to Cloudflare. Users can choose between two options, Cloudflare and NextDNS.
What is the latest version of Mozilla Firefox?
The latest version of Mozilla Firefox is Firefox 110 and it was released on February 14, 2023.
Is Firefox still used today?
Yes, Firefox is still widely used today. It is a popular web browser that is known for its speed, security, and privacy features. It continues to be a popular choice among users who value privacy and security when browsing the web.
Is Mozilla Firefox a Chinese company?
No, Mozilla Firefox is not a Chinese company. It is a free and open-source web browser developed and maintained by the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the United States.
Is Mozilla Firefox free?
Yes, Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser. It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems and can be downloaded from the official Mozilla website. Firefox is free to use, download, and distribute, and it is supported by a community of developers and users who contribute to its development and maintenance.
What are the system requirements for running Mozilla Firefox?
- Windows 7 or later
- Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2
- 512MB of RAM / 2GB of RAM for the 64-bit version
- 200MB of hard drive space
- macOS 10.12 or later
- Mac computer with an Intel x86 or Apple silicon processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 200 MB hard drive space
- Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:
- glibc 2.17 or higher
- GTK+ 3.14 or higher
- libstdc++ 4.8.1 or higher
- X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
- For optimal functionality, we recommend the following libraries or packages:
- DBus 1.0 or higher
- GNOME 2.16 or higher
- libxtst 1.2.3 or higher
- NetworkManager 0.7 or higher