VPN – DNS leak test – Security Tool
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When using a VPN provider, most expect that all their traffic flows through the VPN network, however sometimes a security flaw known as a “DNS leak” occurs. Under certain conditions, even when connected to a VPN service, the operating system will continue to use its default DNS servers instead of the anonymous DNS servers assigned by the VPN service. DNS leaks are a major privacy threat since the VPN provider may be providing a false sense of security to the user while their personal information and data is leaking.
DNS Leak Test
An easy tool to check if your VPN provider passes the DNS leak test can be found at dnsleaktest.com. After the release of their new DNS leak proof openvpn client , the TorGuard administrator stated, “Most people don’t think twice about DNS leaks when using a private VPN service.