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How to Check for Malicious Proxy Auto-Config Files in Windows

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Just in case you don’t have enough to worry about already, here’s something new …

Internet banking credentials are a high-value target for online criminals. Common attack forms that try to steal credentials or at least information are man-in-the-middle attacks and trojans that are have been designed specifically to capture credentials related to financial services and websites. Microsoft released a warning back in February 2014 about malicious Proxy Auto-Config (PAC) redirects that can be used for that purpose as well.