Beware Proxy Attacks

by [Published on 29 July 2016 / Last Updated on 1 Aug. 2016]

Hackers can intercept HTTPS URLs

Researchers have demonstrated how a design flaw affecting most operating systems and web browsers can be exploited to exfiltrate HTTPS URLs and conduct various types of malicious activities. The attack relies on proxy auto-config (PAC) files, which specify how web browsers and other user agents handle HTTP, HTTPS and FTP traffic."

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http://www.securityweek.com/hackers-can-intercept-https-urls-proxy-attacks

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The Author — Debra Shinder

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DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER, MCSE, MVP (Security) is a technology consultant, trainer and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security.