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New Cloudflare DNS App Brings Increased Privacy for Mobile Devices

Web security and performance company Cloudflare is making it easier for smartphone users to secure their Internet connections, courtesy of a new DNS resolver app for mobile devices.

Web security and performance company Cloudflare is making it easier for smartphone users to secure their Internet connections, courtesy of a new DNS resolver app for mobile devices.

Available on both Android and iOS, the application leverages the free, secure 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver service the company launched on April 1. 

The 1.1.1.1 service is meant to provide users with increased privacy by preventing Internet Service Providers from seeing which websites a user accesses. Unlike other providers of similar services, Cloudflare is committed to not saving data to disk and to wiping log records within 24 hours. 

Now, mobile phone users too can take advantage of these privacy and security features, so that their browsing remains private when connecting to the Internet, even when using public connections. 

The 1.1.1.1 tool, the Internet company explains, makes it easy to get a faster, more private, Internet experience. However, given that it has been too complex for many people to use, particularly on mobile devices, the new app helps using 1.1.1.1 whenever a mobile phone connects to the Internet. 

Launched in beta a month ago, the new app helps users overcome any difficulties they might have met when attempting to change network settings to use Cloudflare’s DNS service. Many were not able to make the necessary changes, especially on mobile devices, the company says. 

“It is the right thing to do. We are making it easier for everyone to make their experience when they use the Internet more private. People should not have to pay to have a more private Internet,” Cloudflare says. 

Related: Cloudflare Encrypts SNI Across Its Network

Related: Cloudflare Helps Boost DNSSEC Adoption as Key Rollover Nears

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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