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  • Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

    … appears. You can read the paper here (pdf), but I’ll attempt to summarize. The problem concerns a virtually ubiquitous protocol called WPAD, for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery. It’s used by mostly by Windows clients to automatically download a web proxy configuration file that tells their browser how to connect to the web. Organizations host these…

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