What is Man in the Middle Attack and Techniques of Deployment
/ January 30, 2018

Security is kept at the topmost priority when it comes in the field of networking and communications. Surfing the internet through untrustworthy public networks (whether wired or wireless) has been known to be risky for a long time now. We all think twice before logging into our bank account or accessing any kind of sensitive information. this topic is helps to understand the man-in-the-middle attack. Overview of man-in-the-middle attack A man-in-the-middle attack is a type of cyberattack where a malicious actor inserts him/herself into a conversation between two parties, impersonates both parties and gains access to information that the two parties were trying to send to each other. A man-in-the-middle attack allows a malicious actor to intercept, send and receive data meant for someone else, or not meant to be sent at all, without either outside party knowing until it is too late. MITM attacks are relatively uncommon in the wired Internet, since there are very few places where an attacker can insert itself between two communicating terminals and remain undetected. For wireless links, however, the situation is quite different. Unless proper security is maintained on wireless last hop links, it can be fairly easy for an attacker to insert itself, depending on…

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