Overheard: Word of the Day

Dec 18 2009   2:12PM GMT

Overheard – Active man in the middle attacks

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

We describe this type of attack as “active” rather than “passive” because of two essential differences in the nature of the attack:
• It is initiated by the attacker rather than the victim
• The target is entirely controlled by the attacker, rather than being limited by the extent of the victim’s browsing activity

Roi Saltzman and Adi Sharabani, Active Man in the Middle Attacks whitepaper

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