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Community College of Rhode Island

Man in the Middle Attack

Presenters: Detective Kevin Petit & Detective Kevin Harris,
Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Division

The man-in-the-middle attack is a form of active eavesdropping in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking directly to each other over a private connection, when in fact the entire conversation is controlled by the attacker. This brief presentation will show some key elements to avoid being a victim.

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Last Updated: 7/1/15