Man in the middle attack

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

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In a Man-in-the-middle attack the attacker secretly relays and possibly changes the communications between two devices which believe they are communicating directly with each other.

For example, if you are a victim of such an attack and are logged in to your WordPress website, in reality, the back and forth communication between you and your website is actually being relayed through an attacker’s computer, allowing him to see and alter such communication. Read hacking WordPress websites – stealing passwords for a more detailed account of how these types of attacks work.

WordPress HTTPS protects you and your website from man-in-the-middle attacks.

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