man-in-the-middle attack

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man-in-the-middle attack

An unauthorized interception of network traffic. The packets are viewed or modified by the perpetrator and sent on to the recipient, who is unaware of the intrusion. A man-in-the-middle attack can be used to intercept an encrypted message exchange and spoof the recipient into thinking the message is intact from a legitimate sender. In such a case, the attackers replace the public key from the original sender with their own public key in order to decrypt the message that will be sent back from the unsuspecting recipient. See replay attack, public key cryptography and ARP cache poisoning.
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If SAS matches between the two parties, it was safe to assume that no MITM had taken place.
Security Token suffers a bit from MitM attacks as the pseudorandom algorithm is stationary in the token and adversary can secretly observe the pattern of random numbers to possibly decrypt and predict the sequence of the future random number generation.
Although short-range, NFC technology is vulnerable to many threats such as eavesdropping, unauthorized manipulation of data and MitM attacks [15].
MITM hijacks are not obvious, where they damage data hemorrhages or blocks, but rather are a subtle anaesthetized bloodletting: it is now possible to siphon internet traffic miles from its intended course, copy or distort it, and circulate it back to its intended location in one heartbeat.
Security practitioners and infosec students who have crammed for the CISSP and GISP certification exams understand MitM to be a type of crypto attack that is usually explained by using the now ubiquitous characters Alice, Bob, and Mallory.
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