# 17 : Man in the middle Web attacks using WPAD
In today's networked world, the vast majority of "work" that we do is done in a web browser. As it turns out, there's a very common configuration setting that creates enormous potential for serious information leakage or compromise in those very web browsers that we trust.
What's the answer to this problem? The answer is at the end of the episode or, if you don't want to wait, stop by the related show notes over at the SANS site for a quick explanation of what to look for: