What Are DNS Leaks and How to Fix Them

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When using an identity-obscuring service like a VPN, it’s extremely important to make sure all exterior network traffic is sent through the VPN’s encrypted tunnel. Without doing that, the user’s actual IP address can be leaked, revealing their location, browsing information, and, subsequently, their identity. The most common way this type of leak occurs is through a DNS leak, which occurs when the user’s IP address is exposed via an unencrypted DNS request to their ISP’s DNS server. What is DNS? DNS, or Domain Name System, is used to translate typed URLs to their numerical IP addresses. Just about every

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