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[EdLUG] WPAD

Edinburgh Linux Users Group edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk
Sun Aug 14 17:35:35 UTC 2016


Hello,

Did you turn it on, or do you use Windows / IE?

"WPAD is enabled by default on all Microsoft Windows operating systems and Internet Explorer browsers. WPAD is
supported but not enabled by default on Mac and Linux-based operating systems, as well as, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox
browsers." --
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/05/25/when-domain-names-attack-the-wpad-name-collision-vulnerability/

For IE you can turn it off by visiting Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > Automatically Detect Settings

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Craig
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Jubilee House, East Beach, Lytham, St. Annes, Lancashire, England, FY8 5FT.


> On 14 Aug 2016, at 18:25, Edinburgh Linux Users Group <edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> Slashdot just printed an artiicle recommending that this protocol be disabled.  How do I do this ?
> 
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