Network Hack In Windows

by Lee

A warning has been released by Microsoft about an attack that can send someone who is browsing a website through a malicious proxy server.

A technology called Web Proxy Automatic Discovery protocol is used by Microsoft’s web browser, Internet Explorer, and it enables a browser to configure the settings of its proxy. The new flaw that was discovered can let an attacker make a configuration and plant it on a user’s PC to route the user’s web traffic to a malicious proxy.

Microsoft has info on how admins can configure DNS and WINS settings on their servers to prevent these type of actions.

Source: Computerworld

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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

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