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Man-in-the-Middle Attack

In computer security, a man-in-the-middle attack is a type of attack that relies on the attacker’s ability to temporarily control or divert electronic communications so that they could observe and/or alter the communications. An analog equivalent of a man-in-the-middle attack would be the diversion of mail to a drop address, wherein the malicious recipient could read/alter the mail before sending it on to the correct mailing address.

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