Mozilla enhances the privacy of its VPN service with a new update that adds support for custom DNS servers and new multi-hop capabilities.
Once online, Internet traffic may be routed through your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) Domain Name System (DNS) server and keep a record of your online activity.
Mozilla VPN uses Mozilla’s DNS servers, so you can protect your online activity and privacy from ISPs, but the company added a new Custom DNS Servers feature that allows you to choose the DNS servers that best suit your needs. best suited for. Down.
Mozilla VPN users can enable this feature by going to Network Settings and selecting the Advanced DNS Settings menu option. From there, you can choose your default DNS server, enter your local DNS server, or choose from a recommended list of DNS servers.
Mozilla has also added new multi-hop capabilities to Mozilla VPN with the latest update. Multi-hop is also known as doubling up VPN. This is because instead of using one VPN server to connect to the Internet, you are using two VPN servers.
When you choose the company’s new multi-hop feature, online activity is routed through an additional VPN server called an exit server. Basically, there are two VPN servers, one is the entry VPN server and the other is the exit VPN server.
In a new blog post, Mozilla points to the fact that multi-hop may be especially useful for people at greater risk online, such as political activists and journalists writing on sensitive topics. .. However, this feature is also available for public Wi-Fi users who want to feel more secure by doubling their VPN servers.
To turn on multi-hop on Mozilla VPN, the user needs to go to the “Locations” of the app and select Multi-hop. From there, you can choose the location of the entry server and the location of the exit server. The location of the exit server will be the main VPN server. Mozilla also lists your latest two multi-hop connections so you can reuse them in the future.
Since its launch last year, Mozilla has regularly updated its VPN service with new features, and the addition of custom DNS servers and multi-hops may appeal to its privacy-conscious users.