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A man-in-the-middle attack (MiTM) is an attack against a communication protocol where the attacker relays and modifies messages in transit. The parties believe they are talking to each other directly, but in fact both are talking to the attacker.

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Why is ettercap targetting the whole network?

I recently tried to do a MiTM attack on my network using ettercap. I have a router, two windows 7 machines : Host A and Host B, and Backtrack on a VM. In the ettercap window I added the router as ...
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Threats against website running without TLS but with PGP messages

Are there any threats against a web site that isn't running SSL but uses PGP to encrypt all information to the server (except session identifier) The information flow is as such: 1. Session ID set on ...
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Safely creating and communicating within a fully decentralized p2p network

I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask this, and I'm also slightly fuzzy on how the p2p system works, so correct me if I'm wrong. I've been looking into the practical implications of ...
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Can IP phones be eavesdropped upon if administrator access is available?

I am interested in demonstrating an attack to my university's security team on IP phones installed at the university. The IP phone models are Siemens optipath410. Basically, using nmap, I identified ...
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Can MiTM and similar attacks be performed on separate networks

Okay, suppose that I have 2 computers: Computer A and Computer B, connected with this setup: A->switch->router->internet / B->router/ and the closest router to computer B is ...
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How safe is SSL? [closed]

If I got an SSL certificate for my website and use an SSL secured connection (HTTPS), is this safe enough to send my login and password data or should I add some encryption or hashing? And how safe ...
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MitM Attacks - Iptables?

I have looked for the answer to this question to no avail, apologies if I missed it. I would like to know how effective iptables would be against MitM attacks - in the following setup: ALLOW INPUT ...
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CAPTCHA Bypassing with Captcha Clipping Attack is Like MiTM between servers, Is that even Possible?

Sorry if this is a very amateur question. I was checking out some article regarding CAPTCHA bypassing. And I though this article seemed interesting ...
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MITM Attacks with Web GUI

I'm thinking of writing an application that communicates sensitive information (using Python, if that's relevant). Instead of using the standard GUI libraries (like GTK, Qt or wxWidgets), I was ...
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HMAC solution for a rest API

I'm trying to learn some things about REST apis and one of the topics that I'm having some trouble is security. I'm using angularjs for web interface ans slim framework for the php api. I've read ...
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Behavior of trusting a self signed SSL certificate

I have just deployed a Turnkey appliance which comes configured with a self signed certificate. This is a server that only I will be using, so I don't want to pay for a certificate. If I add this ...
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Is it possible to boot an encrypted server remotely and securely?

Imagine you have a server that is at a location which is not trustworthy. People might have physical access to the machine who are not supposed to look at the data stored on it. In this scenario I ...
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Protecting against/detecting a specific Man in the Middle attack

I'm working on a specific (hypothetical) situation, where I have two client machines attempting to perform a public key exchange, via a server. There's no possibility for a direct connection between ...
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Wouldn't transient cookies for session management increase effectiveness of MITM?

According to wikipedia, a transient cookie (aka session-cookie, in-memory cookie) is forgotten when the user closes the browser. These are also recommended for session cookies by OWASP. I've seen a ...
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Man in the middle and goto fail

My question is inspired by apples goto fail; bug. I am wondering if the bug is really as dangerous as it is propagated everywhere. The reason I am in doubt about that is that there is a MITM attack ...
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Legitimate use case of man-in-the-middle attack for DPI?

I am working on a device that should sit between the end-user and the server, and that will do deep packet inspection. It is basically a parental control node. This device will be sold to the user, so ...
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Does using Chrome bypass the Apple iOS gotofail bug ?

Does the recent certificate gotofail bug affect me if I'm running version 6 of iOS, but only use Chrome as my browser?
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What is going on with my download of the recent Apple security update?

The update in question is the Mavericks combined update which, among other things, claims to fix the recent SSL vulnerability/gaping hole. This issue really annoyed me, so I decided to procure ...
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Secure channels without web-of-trust or CA

I was reading about Impagliazzo's five worlds and I have some questions about cryptomania and minicrypt: What is difference between them? I cannot find one? How does cryptomaniac MitM protection work ...
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How much harm can an attacker do on the Diffie-Hellman exchange?

I'm looking at a system that uses an unprotected Diffie-Hellman exchange to negotiate a key for the session encryption. That Diffie-Hellman is not secure against man-in-the-middle attacks is textbook ...
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Proxy traffic via MITM script

I want to log and modify outbound traffic on a Linux machine. I currently have one program that sends requests out to the internet, I would like to process these requests and their responses via ...
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Does Diffie-Hellmann (DH) key exchange protocol lower Off-The-Record protocol (OTR) security level?

Off-the-Record protocol employes Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol (DH). DH protocol does not provide authentication of the communicating parties and, according to many sources, is vulnerable to ...
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DNS cache poisoning in LAN without MITM

Many questions have already been asked about DNS cache poisoning (aka Kaminsky attack), however I couldn't find a clear answer to my question: Is DNS cache poisoning possible in a LAN, without ...
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Is it dangerous to sync my data with my personal server through unencrypted http?

Since Apple force iPhone users to use iCloud to sync contacts & calendar, I moved to a local ownCloud instance that works well. However, it would be more convenient if I could sync everywhere and ...
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Why do client certificates not protected against improper server certificate validation

I understand the question of client certs and MITM attacks has been asked several times, but I don't believe this specific scenario has been answered. It was my (seemingly incorrect) assumption, that ...
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Actually, isn't it bad to redirect http to https? [duplicate]

I have a two-part question about question #570288 over on ServerFault. Question: Is it bad to redirect http to https? Accepted answer (185 up-votes): [...] Hell no. It's very good. Part 1 ...
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How does a Short Authentication String (SAS) mitigate MITM attacks?

Reading about Silent Circle, and more specifically Silent Text, I learnt that by implementing SAS, the likelyhood of a MITM attack is greatly reduced. Could someone please explain how this works? If ...
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Is using an SSL Session ID along with a cookie based session verification more secure or not really?

I am using Django which is a web framework for Python. I love it but the session handling is cookie-based. Now over SSL I'm sure it's reasonably "secure" but I don't think there is any kind of fail ...
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Any MITM tool for forcing weak SSL cipher suite?

Let's say I'm trying to reverse engineering communctions between an Android app and a web server uing HTTPS. At beginning, I tried to do MITM using webmitm and a fake cert. But the app failed to ...
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Javascript http to https redirect - how vulnerable/how secure? [duplicate]

If I had a website http://site.com redirecting to https://site.com via javascript (with a HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden), what are the attack vectors I could be vulnerable too? Why is this not a good ...
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Is it possible for an attacker to change my sent emails content before arrival?

I have a web application that sends "change password link" to user that wants to changhe his password. The link is something like this: http:// ...
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How a provider can tap an internet line even for SSL encrypted connection [duplicate]

I heard once from someone I trust, that the French governement is about to buy and certify a software to put on tap an internet line even for HTTPS connection. I don't really care about the legal ...
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With a 'man in the middle' attack, can the attacker find out Client/Server session keys with a compromised AS/TGS secret key?

Assuming that an AS/TGS secret key has been compromised by a 'man in the middle' attack who in turn can monitor the network traffic, is an attacker able to find out the Client/Server session keys ...
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How does the 'QuantumInsert' attack work?

I recently stumbled on descriptions of the 'QuantumInsert' attack (mainly used by the TAO group from NSA). This technique seems to be massively used to perform man-in-the-middle or man-on-the-side ...
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Is asymmetric encryption vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks?

I'm looking for ways to send private messages over a public channel, and in doing this I stumbled in asymmetric encryption, which is just perfect for what I was looking for at first - A and B ...
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Are VPNs using shared secret susceptible to trivial MITM attacks

I'm looking at a few VPN providers and many seem to offer L2TP VPN but they seem to share their shared secrets publicly on their website, for example : Goldenfrog ...
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MiTM not working --rejected by router?

I have been attempting to run a MiTM on a very old XP SP3 computer. I have attempted it with 3 products, as listed below: Wireshark: Traffic from the computer did not even show up. (I did see traffic ...
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Does Skype Trump SSLStrip?

I am using SSLStrip against my own computer, but am not being redirected to HTTP. Skype automatically starts up and logs in at my computer's startup, so I was wondering whether the fact that port 80 ...
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Making a content injection target [closed]

I don't know much about content injection so I'm hoping to draw on the experience of the community here. I'm writing a tool that evaluates public web proxies. I want to know if the proxies are being ...
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forcing a traffic redirect?

I am trying to get my machines to be force through a MiTM and the MiTM to redirect them to a server of my choice (which happens to be the MiTM on port 17002) I am running ip tables: sudo iptables -t ...
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Sniff HTTP(S) from PPTP VPN server

I've setup an PPTP VPN server on my Debian 7 server. I'm using this VPN in combination with my Android phone to ensure a secure connection. However, i'm getting curious of what my phone is sending ...
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MiTM attacks SSL to SSL

I was wondering what ways there are to MiTM a client link to the server where I would give them a public key that they would then send their data via https://example.com using my key. Then without ...
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Broken/halfbaked security with this implementation?

I'm reading the specification for a commercial product which provides a webservice.The spec goes like this: The client (a webbrowser) may use https Client asks server for info --> gives modulus and ...
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How does a client know that a DNS zone is DNSSEC protected?

Recently, I've been reading about DNSSEC and how it works. I found other questions and some very interesting answers on this and other websites related to this matter. However, I have a question to ...
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How does tunneling actually work?

I recently saw a question in which someone implied that tunneling could foil MITM even if it were implemented while an MITM was taking place. My understanding of tunneling is that it is only capable ...
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How does the MITM (Man in the middle) attack happen with respect to SQRL

I recently looked into SQRL and was intrigued by its simplicity. At first glance it seemed reliable and its author claimed it was inherently fail-proof against phishing and MITM attacks. But upon ...
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Would SSH MitM attacks utilize spoof IPs?

I am presented with SSH log from a SSH server and the said SSH server only accepts connection from 2 known public IPs over WAN. The content of the log shows that a user was successfully ...
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Who other than my ISP can perform man-in-the-middle attacks?

I've heard that not using https is dangerous because of man-in-the-middle attacks. Now, if I connect to a server from my home computer, I assume traffic passes through my ISP, so they could eavesdrop ...
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How to MiTM SSL on a device with no proxy settings

I'm trying to MiTM a device on my network and having some problems. SSLstrip doesn't work because the URL is https://, and I can't use something like Fiddler because the device has no configurable ...
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Why am I unable to connect to an address spoofed with arpspoof?

I wanted to see how many combinations of websites and browsers are still vulnerable to a tls stripping attack (like, by implementing HSTS or disabling cleartext HTTP altogether). To do it I wanted to ...