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The Capital PC User Group's Northern Virginia SIG normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna, VA. Meetings are held from 6:45 to 9:00 pm.  Meeting dates and locations may change due to availability of library rooms.

Note Date Change:

Tuesday, Sept 24 meeting topic is:

  DNS SECURITY EXTENSIONS (DNSSEC)

DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were originally introduced in 1997 to address the security limitations of the original DNS protocol.   DNS (Domain Name System) is one protocol of the TCP/IP protocol suite for how computers exchange data on the internet.  However, as of December, 2017, only ~1% of .com, .net and .org domains deploy DNSSEC, and over 30% of these domains are, in fact, misconfigured.

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol introduced two years ago for performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via the HTTPS protocol.  A goal of the method is to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data by man-in-the-middle attacks by using the HTTPS protocol to encrypt the data between the DoH client and the DoH-based DNS resolver.

As of March 2018, Google and the Mozilla Foundation started testing versions of DNS over HTTPS.  At this month's meeting, we will cover how you can configure Firefox and Chrome to use DoH today.

 
PROJECTED UPCOMING 2019 MEETING DATES:
 
October 15  -3rd Tuesday (confirmed)
November 5  -1st Tuesday (confirmed)
December 10