Man-in-the-middle attack

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Description

A Man In The Middle (MITM) attack is a form of attack in which an evil hacker can trick end users in to thinking he is a bank or other such service in order to 'sniff' or steal the users login credentials.

Examples

File:Http://www.arcot.com/mitm/images/mitm diagram lg.gif Image courtesy of www.arcot.com [1]
In this example you see the attacker intercepting, logging and stealing any information passed to the server.

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SSL man-in-the-middle attack

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