What is DNSSEC?

I recently turned on DNSSEC for all of my domain names. After a few times of experiencing malicious man-in-the-middle attacks, it’s time for things like this to be considered as default for all domain names.

What is DNSSEC all about and how does it make DNS and the Internet safer and more secure?

I found this silent animation very easy to understand. It explains DNS and DNSSEC visually, and will guide you step by steps through the process of connecting to a bank website, explaining along the way how DNSSEC protects you from attackers: