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Old 05-02-18, 01:59
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Question Is DNSCrypt usable instead of VPN?

While I can use a VPN app ex the Opera or Chrome extension List's on Yandex.Browser.
On its own Protection setting page (Secure Connection) menu sub section list it has 2 tick boxes, the top one is ticked by default >Secure connections to public WI-Fi Networks I understand that
The Lower item needs somebody to explain clearly what happens if its selected
It looks to me like a VPN server menu, has a very long scrolling list (ca.100 names globally) They are labeled mostly DNSCrypt or DNS Resolver with Yandex leading the list >No Google or other Big browser names, Adguard has several entries. All it says against the Checkbox is use DNS server with DNSCrypt Encryption

Simple question: Can this be used instead of VPN or with VPN as extra security? I suspect it's the latter method, and does it complicate matters?
Another question: Can this be used on other browsers (a multi choice DNS List) Not the Browser default (with no options)
I think this service would also be available on some routers set-up Menus which would complicate matters further (Don't want to go down that road )
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Old 05-02-18, 06:33
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Default Re: Is DNSCrypt usable instead of VPN?

DNSCrypt is not a replacement for a VPN, as it only authenticates DNS traffic, and doesn't prevent "DNS leaks", or third-party DNS resolvers from logging your activity.
Read this exchange
https://security.stackexchange.com/q...when-using-vpn

Some interesting points there including this:
Windows 10 is so smart, that even if static dns resolvers are provided for the network adapter it ignores that and selects the local dns and its faster.
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