Acronym of MITM
( Man In The Middle ) The middle person Attack (Man-in-the-middle attack) wrote with the short MITM and also known as the bucket brigade attack, or sometimes as the genus attack. In cryptography and computer security attack a person, Middle, manner of collision avoidance is activated rusher, communication and the marriage with the victim, establishes and makes messages between them playback does. In such a way that it believes them to speak in a direct and private relationship with each other, while all their conversations are controlled by the attacker. The attacker must have the ability to intercept all messages sent between the two victims and leave a fresh message to work in many situations. For instance, an attacker with an unencrypted message receiving a wireless access point (AI triple 802.11) could fit himself as a middle man.
a middle man attacker can succeed if he impersonates any endpoints with another consent. This is a bilateral (or lack of) authentication attack. Most encryption protocols include some forms of endpoints authentication, especially to prevent middle man attacks. For instance, the transmission layer security (SSL) can authenticate one or both parties using a trusted two-way certificate license.