Your IP: 127.0.0.1 • ISP: Local • Your Status: Unprotected

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Your DNS requests are exposed!

Whoever runs your DNS servers can log every website you visit.

IP address Provider Provider
172.253.11.1 Google LLC Switzerland

Your internet service provider can monitor the sites you browse, see the apps you use, and much more.

What is a DNS Leak?

Even when the VPN tunnel conceals your traffic, your DNS is still not protected. This is what we call DNS Leak. With your device having a DNS leak, unauthorized entities can watch your internet surfing history, which is harmful to your online activities.

Almost all of your online activities are affected by your DNS, as it is used to connect to the servers of the websites or apps you are trying to access. Your device sends the queries to a DNS server, redirecting you to things you are looking for. This is what makes DNS a significant privacy risk.

What is DNS?

DNS is said to be the Domain Name System, and it’s said to be the phonebook of the internet. All the public domains on the internet are connected through DNS servers.

How does DNS Works?

DNS is used to translate the domain name into an IP address for you to see the proper content of a page you are accessing. Since browsers communicate through IP addresses but the users are accessing through domain names, the DNS server comes in.

The dangers of a DNS Leak

DNS protects your online anonymity and is responsible for turning IP addresses into domain names. Now imagine your online activity being tracked by an unauthorized entity because your DNS was leaked. A DNS leak can;

  • Compromise your online anonymity and privacy and give the idea of your internet search.
  • Giving unauthorized people the ability to track all your online activity.

What Causes a VPN to leak DNS?

There are a few reasons for DNS leaks;

  1. Manual VPN Configuration: If you are manually configuring a VPN connection, you could be exposed to the risk of a DNS leak. In this case, use OysterVPN’s app to get rid of all these risks.
  2. Manual DNS Setup: You (or software on your device) specifically told the operating system not to use DNS servers operated by OysterVPN. Power users might require a particular DNS service, but it’s probably undesired for most people for security reasons.
  3. Attackers and Hackers: If you are using unprotected Wi-Fi, you can be at risk of being exposed, but using OysterVPN’s app can make you protected as it offers DNS leak protection.

How does OysterVPN prevent DNS Leaks?

Without OysterVPN, you will be at the disposal of your ISP for controlling the DNS, which is a risky act. But when you are connected to OysterVPN, you will be controlled completely by the OysterVPN, giving you a perfect solution to protect your DNS.

  • Our servers are fast.
  • We don’t keep a log of your online activity.
  • We get the end-to-end encryption for all the traffic between your device and the DNS server

The OysterVPN Advantage?

OysterVPN is a perfect solution for protecting your DNS leak. We have got you covered with our own DNS leak protection techniques to ensure all your traffic is encrypted and not accessed by any unwanted or unauthorized entity.