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WPAD: Windows Proxy Auto Detect Vulnerability

I was installing my own Squid cache this weekend for my home network and wanted to set it up such that when my devices are home, they automatically use the proxy. I looked into it a bit, and Windows Proxy Auto Detect, or WPAD, seemed like a good solution. Basically, you turn on "automatic proxy detection" in your browser - be it Internet Explorer, Firefox, Flock, Safari, or anything else - and it automatically finds the proxy server.
 

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