Comcast Joins Mozilla’s Directive For More Secure Web Browsing

Published on June 26, 2020

Comcast is Mozilla’s new major Ally in their bid to secure domain name requests. Comcast’s Xfinity is now the first ISP (Internet Service Provider) to provide fully encrypted DNS services through Mozilla’s TRT (Trusted Recursive Resolver) program. So, If you have Xfinity and use Firefox, it will be that much more difficult for hackers to intercept your website requests.

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Companies like Comcast are needed to bolster the use of the Trusted Recursive Resolver due to how it all works. First, the DNS data needs to must be encrypted over HTTPS. Mozilla must also ensure that the companies that manage the data have rules that provide transparency and limit data collection. Companies like NextDNS and Cloudflare have already signed up.

A lot more infrastructure providers and ISPs will need to sign up for this to be truly effective. When they do, this will significantly boost privacy and security. Comcast will benefit in more than just bringing on more privacy-conscious customers. Comcast also provides the resolver, so it can provide more localized results and parental controls.

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