Man-in-the-Middle Attack definition in Cybersecurity

A Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack is where an attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communication between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other.

Notable Incidents

  1. Superfish Adware installed on Lenovo devices, compromised secure connections.
  2. DigiNotar Certificate Authority Breach, led to fraudulent certificates being issued.

How to Protect Your Network against Man-in-the-Middle Attack

  1. Use HTTPS for all web communications.
  2. Implement certificate pinning.