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DNS over HTTPS on public wifi?

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Would I still need a VPN on public wifi if I had DNS over HTTPS enabled in Firefox?

Thank you in advance.

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Hello Dannomac, I would still recommend a VPN if you were on public wifi. As if you don't want the owners of the public wifi to track you, you'll have to change your IP address to get the best results. But a DNS will protect you greatly so if you don't want to buy a VPN, its alright. If you are, then you I recommend one like Expressvpn or Surshark VPN. But anyhow if you don't it's alright because Firefox uses Cloudflare which is already good enough.

Thanks for asking that awesome question and Stay Safe!

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Hello Dannomac, I would still recommend a VPN if you were on public wifi. As if you don't want the owners of the public wifi to track you, you'll have to change your IP address to get the best results. But a DNS will protect you greatly so if you don't want to buy a VPN, its alright. If you are, then you I recommend one like Expressvpn or Surshark VPN. But anyhow if you don't it's alright because Firefox uses Cloudflare which is already good enough.

Thanks for asking that awesome question and Stay Safe!

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Thank you very much I think I will buy a VPN for the extra privacy. Thank you for your reply!

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Great! No problem! If you want, I'd love if you Vouch me (give me feedback) through Mozillians Vouch Link: https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/Tommy/ Thanks and again, Stay Safe!

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I would love to vouch you but your profile is pending I will check again soon and see if I can.

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Yay!, thank you so much for your Support! Your the first one who tried to Vouch me!

I really appreciate you!

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If you are in the US area then also see Firefox Private Network.

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I am not in the US so I sadly cant use private network but thank you for the recommendation.

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Tommy said

Great! No problem! If you want, I'd love if you Vouch me (give me feedback) through Mozillians Vouch Link: https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/Tommy/ Thanks and again, Stay Safe!

I clicked on the link but it keeps asking me to log in but when I try and log in with my Firefox account it says I need to be vouched. Am I able to vouch you without signing up to Mozillians?

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@Dannomac, I think you can Vouch me without signing up. I'm new to Mozillians so I'm not completely sure. But don't stress about it at all and you could just skip the Vouch for now because I don't really mind to much. Just enjoy your life and of course, Stay Safe!

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