The Belgian Anti-Phishing Shield (BAPS) is a precautionary measure offered by the Centre for Cyber Security Belgium (CCB) with a view to protecting internet users from such threats as phishing and malware. However, you can, at your own risk, choose to disable this protection. The procedure below describes how you can disable BAPS protection on Windows, macOS , Android and iOS operating systems.
BAPS protection is activated by your internet service provider (ISP) with DNS protocol responses, through which you can convert a machine name such as www.ccb.belgium.be into an IP address that can be used by a computer. Please bear in mind that the procedure below disables all security measures taken by your ISP.
To avoid using BAPS protection, you must select an alternative DNS provider. Some examples are given below:
Note that all these alternatives use some form of filtering.
Furthermore, please be aware that any mistakes in changing the DNS configuration could disable your internet connection. The CCB and your ISP cannot be held liable for any problems you might have as a result of taking these steps.
The DNS settings are listed in your network connection's TCP/IP settings.
The DNS settings are listed in the network settings.
You can only change DNS settings in Android 9 (Pie) or higher. We recommend you check whether the DNS service provider you have chosen supports DNS over TLS . If it doesn't, you will have to download Cloudflare's 220.127.116.11 app.
If your chosen provider does support DNS over TLS , then proceed as follows:
The DNS is configured in your device's settings.